Tennessee Titans' Overtime Loss to Houston Texans Proves They’re A Threat in the NFL

By Taylor Sturm
Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Last time the Tennessee Titans started 2-0 they went 13-3 on the season; the time before that they went to the Super Bowl. Attempting to begin the 2013 season 2-0, the Titans lost in a heartbreaking overtime game to the Houston Texans that they should have won.

In all honesty, Tennessee deserved to win that game. Late defensive lapses, coupled by outstanding play from veteran NFL receiver Andre Johnson, really hurt them late in the game. Their defense stopped Arian Foster just enough to keep the Houston offense in check, and the Tennessee offense provided enough scoring opportunities to seemingly steal a win in Houston.

After the win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, many were treating the Titans’ defensive success as a fluke. It was clear Sunday afternoon against the Texans that it was not. Tennessee’s secondary tackled extremely well for most of the game and even got a crucial interception from Alterraun Verner that he took back for an easy touchdown.

Tennessee’s defense and offense showed that they can hang with the best AFC South teams. Not many people thought that the Titans would stand a chance today, but they outplayed the Texans until the very end.

The AFC South is not going to be easily won by either the Indianapolis Colts or the Texans; the Titans are going to put up a good fight. Tennessee has every opportunity and the type of schedule to have a 10 win season. The NFL Playoffs could be in their future with a few more performances against expected playoff bound teams.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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