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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