Tennessee Titans’ defense can’t handle New England Patriots offense in first half in week 1

By Stephanie Umek

Even though the Tennessee Titans are at home, there is only so much a home field advantage can do for you. The New England Patriots charged into the house of the Tennessee Titans and were able to take over in the first half.

I will admit, there was a bit of hope right away in the first quarter for the Titans. They took the lead in the first quarter with a field goal from Rob Bironas. In many articles that I have written I have made it very plain and simple, if the Titans are going to succeed, ideally they would like to get as many yards as they can. But when you are comparing Jake Locker to Tom Brady, there just isn’t a chance.

Titans’ kicker Rob Bironas is going to be the difference maker in this game. Especially considering that the Patriots are only favored by a touchdown. Not even with the extra point. This is a score that can easily be covered by Bironas alone. If the Titans can drive to the thirty yard line at least, they will be able to cover.

A few good catches were key to keeping the pace for Tennessee but during this first half, it just was not mixing well. Kamerion Wimbley was able to scare New England fans for a second, by taking Brady down hard. Good thing Tennessee signed him to that contract, he’s worth every penny.

Stuff to avoid? How about fumbles from Jake Locker that get picked up for a touchdown, than followed by a Brady pass to none other than Rob Gronkowski.

At the end of the first half the Titans are trailing the Patriots 21-3. Worst case scenario, it’s not a complete shutout. But the Titans need to do some major adjusting if they are going to avoid another embarrassing game against one of the best teams in the league.

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