Justin Babin leads the Titans with six sacks. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans
|Record, first six games||0-6||4-2|
|Points scored, first six games||84||162|
|Points allowed, first six games||198||98|
In preparation for this week's pivotal interconference matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles, Total Titans exchanged questions and answers with a blog that's focused upon this week's Titan opponent.
The blog that I'm referring to is Bloguin's own Eagles Eye, a great site that's authored by Thomas Jackson.
Up next...part one of this week's Q&A exchange, with Eagles Eye asking the questions and Total Titans supplying the answers.
The Tennessee Titans (4-2) will attempt to continue their winning ways this weekend as they play host to the Philadelphia Eagles (4-2).
In preparation for Sunday's Titans/Eagles battle, as usual, we'll be conducting a question/answer exchange with someone who blogs/writes about the Titans' upcoming opponent.
Have any questions you'd like to ask about this week's Titans/Eagles matchup? Feel free to leave your inquiries in the comments section below.
The Titans and Jaguars made a visit to Monday Night Football, or at least that's the way the schedule read. Whether or not the Jaguars really bothered to show up was another question, as the Titans took an early lead they never relinquished en route to an easy 30-3 triumph in a game marred only by an injury to Vince Young.
The beatdown started early, as Young moved the ball easily through the air, hitting Bo Scaife for a 28-yard gain and Kenny Britt for the second time in the drive for a 23-yard touchdown. Kerry Collins would double the lead midway through the second quarter after Michael Griffin intercepted David Garrard and gave the Titans good field position inside the Jaguars 40. After that, the Jaguars occasionally looked like they might close the gap, but never actually did.
For more on the game, see the liveblog I did. Some more thoughts on the game after the jump.
The inactives list is out for tonight's Titans-Jaguars game, and includes the following names:
FB Brock Bolen, DT Landon Cohen, CB Derek Cox, LB Jacob Cutera, OL Kevin Haslam, CB Chevis Jackson, DE Aaron Morgan, DL C.J. Mosley
LB Rennie Curran, G Ryan Durand, WR Justin Gage, DT Amon Gordon, S Robert Johnson, T/G Troy Kropog, CB Jason McCourty, QB Rusty Smith (#3 QB)
For the Titans, SenDerrick Marks is healthy and returns to the lineup, so Gordon slots back to the bench. Leroy Harris returns after missing last week's contest, and Eugene Amano is active and will start despite Saturday's injury. Kenny Britt also gets another start in place of Justin Gage. For the Jaguars, Gerald Alexander gets the start at free safety for Sean Considine, while Courtney Greene starts at strong safety in place of the traded Anthony Smith. David Jones starts at corner in place of Derek Cox.
Last week, blogfriend Chase Stuart of the invaluable Pro-Football-Reference wrote a post pointing out the Titans ranked surprisingly high in P-F-R's Simple Rating System and wondered if the Titans could be lurking in the weeds as one of the NFL's elite teams. I'm not a huge fan of Simple Rating System, which is a margin of victory-based ranking, but since Chase posed the question and it's occasionally useful to take a macro-level view of where a team stands, I'll say what I have to say.
Just as a fair warning, this is relatively long and more stat-heavy, especially advanced stat-heavy, than most of my posts here.
A share of AFC South supremacy will be on the line when the Tennessee Titans (3-2) face the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) in tomorrow's Monday Night showdown.
Through the years, both teams have been mirror-images of themselves, following the lead of their tough-minded head coaches (Jeff Fisher, Jack Del Rio) as they emphasize a physical brand of football usually centered upon a successful running attack.
Up next...a preview and a prediction for the latest installment of the Titans/Jaguars bitter rivalry.