As with every time I write about play breakdowns, the customary disclaimers: I'm doing this off television footage, not coaching tape. This means I won't see things that may be necessary to understand what happened. I don't know the actual playcall for either the Titans or Redskins-I can guess, and sometimes I can be fairly sure those guesses are pretty good, but I know I'm missing wrinkles. Much of the play in third downs and other key situations is based on a team's specific tendencies, which I do not know. I'll ascribe blame to players; when I do so, I'm reasonably confident I'm right, but that doesn't mean I am right. What you see in this are the dogs that barked, not the dogs that didn't bark.
Disclaimers made, on with the show.