The Tennessee Titans keep winning, and not even the hallowed Peyton Manning could stop the NFL’s ONLY undefeated team! Yes, it’s sweet right now to be a Titans fan. Nashville’s been waiting for the team to be a contender again, and with their 7-0 record…it looks like this may be our year. The Titans, with quarterback Steve Young sidelined, have still managed to trounce all comers. The rivalry with Indianapolis is a big one, and the win may silence those who say the Titans have had a cushy schedule so far.
The Titans (7-0) have won an NFL-best 10 straight regular-season games, matching the second-best streak in franchise history. More importantly, Tennessee grabbed control of the AFC South away from the team that has dominated this division in winning the past five titles! QB Kerry Collins totally outplayed Manning, throwing for 193 yards with no interceptions. Tennessee’s greatest asset this season might be its resourcefulness. The line doesn’t let anybody touch Collins, which at 35 is probably a real good idea. He’s gone five straight games without being sacked. This is his 14th season in the NFL. Sayeth Kerry:
“We’re trying to get where they’ve been,” Collins said. “It was a big step for us tonight I think. We obviously got off to a good start, and to get one more against a division opponent is again real big at this time of year.”
Nashville LOVES Coach Jeff Fisher…he’s a class act, and a successful one at that. Last night he joined legendary coaches Tom Landry and Don Shula as the only NFL coaches to start 7-0 in their 15th season or later. Jeff credited his defense for staying patient against Manning and his team for focusing on the Colts, not its surprising start.
“The season’s still early, and there’s a lot of games left,” Fisher said. “Our focus was on the Colts and trying to prepare … to try to find a way to beat them. That was the commitment that we made this week. We’re not looking ahead. We’ll now look ahead to next weekend. As far as the division and all that stuff’s concerned, we’re just trying to win ballgames right now.”
Just keep it up, guys. We wanna go back to the BIG game again. And this time, we’d like to win!