Well, that was more interesting than it had to be. But this is the Tennessee Titans, what else would we expect. The Titans were in cruise control for much of the first half and flirted with turning the game into a blowout. A few rare mishaps led to the Texans being back in the game.
Yes there were impressive milestones to go along with an AFC championship but this game was closer than it should have been. The Titans seem like they can beat anyone in the NFL…they also seem capable of losing to any team in the NFL.
Derrick Henry was able complete the 2K achievement milestone and A.J. Brown went over 1,000 yards on the season. Make no mistake that this is an offense that can move the ball at will. An offense that can score on anyone. So why are there close games? Why do the Titans let worse teams hang around or good teams get early leads? The answer is not just "the defense sucks".
Pressure can be a powerful detractor to goals of a team. It can lead a team to feel like they have to be perfect on every single play. That is a lot to keep up with over the course of an NFL game. It feels like this team has to be close to perfect throughout games. If they don't, then the other teams catch up or build leads. It can . . .
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