1:00 PM ET, September 21, 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans felt embarrassed and angry, and they were determined to get off to a better start in September.Steve McNair helped them do that in a big way Sunday.
Offensively, the Saints are loaded with three good receivers, a great running back and a good quarterback. It's on defense where their problems are manifesting. They have serious secondary problems and they aren't getting a good rush on the passer. Until they get those two situations straightened out, they won't be a good football team.
Question on the Titans: If Steve McNair and Eddie George are both clicking, is this the AFC's best team?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
New Orleans finished with 23 yards rushing, the fewest allowed by the Titans since Nov. 23, 1997, when the then-Tennessee Oilers held Buffalo to 4 yards rushing. ... TE Frank Wycheck was deactivated for a second straight week as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||5.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||7:12||GARY ANDERSON 22 YD |
Drive: 12 plays, 73 yds, 7:12
|SF||8:57||LAMONT THOMPSON TACKLED BY JAMES ALLEN IN END ZONE||2||3|
|TD||13:08||JUSTIN MCCAREINS 2 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (GARY ANDERSON KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 38 yds, 4:08
|FG||9:54||GARY ANDERSON 43 YD |
Drive: 15 plays, 72 yds, 7:45
|FG||13:14||JOHN CARNEY 31 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 57 yds, 3:20
|TD||4:19||DREW BENNETT 5 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (GARY ANDERSON KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 37 yds, 3:26
|TD||1:37||JEROME PATHON 10 YD PASS FROM AARON BROOKS (JOHN CARNEY KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 79 yds, 5:18
|TD||8:47||EDDIE GEORGE 6 YD RUN (GARY ANDERSON KICK) |
Drive: 14 plays, 76 yds, 7:10