John Glennon’s 10 takeaways from the Titans season-opening win

It was a somewhat uneasy all's-well-that-ends-well mood the Titans struck following the team's 16-14 win over Denver in the Monday Night Football opener.

Sure it was nice to grab a road victory to start the 2020 season, knock off an AFC opponent, gain revenge for last year's ugly shutout loss and take a one-game division lead over both Houston and Indianapolis.

But it was the kind of victory that came with some warts as well – an atrocious kicking performance, an inexcusable player ejection and an uneven offensive outing among them.

The good news for the Titans was that – as they have more often than not over the past few seasons -- they found a way to win on a night when they were not at their best. So maybe in some ways it's a best-of-both-worlds scenario for the Titans. They start the season 1-0, but at the same time realize they have much to correct heading into Sunday's home game against Jacksonville.

“Any win the NFL is a good win,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “They don’t put any asterisks on them in the win column.

“We’re 1-0, but we do have a lot to work on and a lot to clean up. I think we’re excited. We didn’t play the way we wanted to, but we’re excited to . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: