The Titans started out 2009 by losing their first six games, but this year they seem to be a lot more on track using their franchise back all the way to a big win.
“That’s one of the biggest games of the season, getting that first win in the first week,” Vince Young said. “We did a great job executing the plays today. Our defense did a phenomenal job putting a lot of pressure on them.”
The game started somewhat slow for the Titans, but then they took control of the game after trailing 3-0 by scoring 24 straight points, and pounding Raiders QB Jason Campbell into the ground.
Young hit Nate Washington for a 56-yard score to make it 7-3, and then after Rob Bironas hit a field goal to make it 10-3, Javon Ringer made it 17-3 in the second quarter with a 15-yard TD run. Johnson then put the game away before half with a 76-yard run to make it 24-3.
Johnson scored again in the 3rd quarter to make it 31-6, and Young closed out the Titans scoring with a 1-yard pass to Bo Scaife to make it 38-6 just five seconds into the fourth quarter.
Young was 13-for-17 for 154 yards with two TD’s and a QB rating of 142.8. The Titans were 7-for-15 in third downs, and held the Raiders to 286 yards total. The Titans put up 205 yards rushing.
As far as the defense went, they sacked Campbell four times, and held the former Skins QB to 22-for-37 for 180 yards with 1 TD and a pick.
The schedule for the Titans gets no easier, as next week they play the Steelers at LP Field at 1pm.