Last Sunday, the Tennessee Titans were on the wrong end of several costly mistakes that played a key role in their disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Today, the Titans were able to take advantage of the miscues by the undisciplined New York Giants en route to a 29-10 victory.
Aided by the G-Men's 11 penalties, three turnovers, two missed field goals and for the icing on the cake, a safety; the Titans scored 19 unanswered second-half points to break open what was once a 10-10 contest at intermission.
The list of inactives is out for today's game and includes the following:
LB Rennie Curran, DE Jacob Ford, G Ryan Durant, WR Lavelle Hawkins, OT Mike Otto, S Robert Johnson, S Nick Schommer, QB Rusty Smith
AKA the same list we've seen the previous two weeks, with the expected exception of Hayes in and Ford out. No changes were reported to the starting lineup, so Hayes initially will be a reserve not that the designation matters much.
NEW YORK GIANTS:
WR Ramses Barden, OT Will Beatty, LB Chase Blackburn, WR Duke Calhoun, LB Phillip Dillard, S Michael Johnson, DT Linval Joseph, C Shaun O'Hara
Blackburn was questionable coming into today's game, so he's the only mild surprise. As expected, DE Justin Tuck, the other questionable, is playing, as are all three of the probable players including TE Kevin Boss.
Feel free to leave your comments here during today's game.
The final injury report is out for the Titans-Giants game Sunday, and here's who's on it.
NEW YORK GIANTS
OUT: LB Philip Dillard (hamstring), S Michael Johnson (back), T Will Beatty (foot)
DOUBTFUL: C Shaun O'Hara (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Justin Tuck (shoulder), LB Chase Blackburn (knee)
PROBABLE: TE Kevin Boss (concussion), WR Mario Manningham (illness), CB Aaron Ross (foot)
It's probably fair to assume all the probable and questionable players will play. Tuck has vowed that he will be playing Sunday, and I'm guessing Tom Coughlin will agree. The inexperienced Adam Koets will hopefully have his hands full replacing O'Hara at center. Boss, Manningham, and Ross all fully participated in practice on Friday, and I'd expect them to play.
OUT: DE Jacob Ford (knee), OT Mike Otto (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: DT Tony Brown (knee)
PROBABLE: DE Jason Babin (elbow), CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh)
The safe assumption is the inactives list will look the same as it has in previous weeks with William Hayes just replacing Jacob Ford in the lineup. Brown and Babin both fully participated in practice on Friday. Finnegan participated in Thursday's practice, but missed Friday's for what Fisher said was a day of rest.
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Coming off last weekend's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Tennessee Titans (1-1) will be in search of a bounce-back victory as they travel to Gotham City to face the New York Giants (1-1).
As I mentioned earlier this week, despite the teams only meeting once every four years, based on the trend of recent history, we should expect a closely-contested battle where the outcome is decided in the 4th quarter or beyond.
Up next...a preview of this weekend's Titans/Giants matchup.