After an Epic Setback – Where Do the Titans Go from Here?


Where do they go from here?

Last week it appeared the Titans had hit rock bottom in their rather ugly setback to the Colts at home. Sunday in Foxborough, they never stood a chance, and made last weeks loss look like amazing progress. The final against the Patriots – 59-0. And it wasn’t even that close.

Tom Brady threw six touchdown passes—five in one quarter, an NFL mark, as the Pats ran away in the snow, leaving the Titans with way more answers than when they got off the bus earlier in the day. “I don’t think anybody in this league is 59 points better than us,” tight end Bo Scaife said. “This is the worst it gets.”

The Titans are now 0-6, and have lost their last three by 20, 22 and 59 points after posting the NFL’s best record, 13-3, last year. They took their worst loss since they began play in 1960 as the Houston Oilers, eclipsing the 61-7 setback to Cincinnati in 1989.

“I’m disappointed and embarrassed,” Jeff Fisher said. “Fortunately for me, career-wise, I have never been through anything like this before and, unfortunately, it happened tonight. I can assure you one thing, it’s not going to happen again.”

The team couldn’t stop anyone, and they couldn’t do anything on offense. They are lost when it comes to throwing the ball, as Kerry Collins was pulled after going 2 of 12 passes for minus-7 yards. Vince Young came in and threw an interception, one of five Tennessee turnovers, on his first play. His only other pass was an incompletion.

About the only bright spot – running back Chris Johnson, who had 128 yards on 17 carries, including a 48-yard gain that of course led to nothing. The team will have time to think about this almost video game like beating, as they will have the bye.

“I’ve been playing sports since I was 8,” linebacker Keith Bulluck said, “and never have I experienced something like that.”


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