1:00 PM ET, October 17, 2004
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Maybe now the Texans won't hear so much about the team they replaced in Houston.
|Eric Allen's Analysis|
Are the injuries becoming too much for the Titans to overcome?
It's a matter of injuries and a lack of leadership that's hurting this team. QB Steve McNair is a gutty, tough player and a difference-maker for the Titans. But because of his myriad injuries, he sometimes misses practice. In years past, the Titans had Jevon Kearse and Eddie George there to keep players in line and lead them into the game. Now they don't, and there's a bit of a leadership gap that's hurting the team. Without that leadership this isn't a Jeff Fisher-style team.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||5:18||KRIS BROWN 21 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 5:18
|TD||2:11||DREW BENNETT 10 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (GARY ANDERSON KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 32 yds, 2:01
|TD||5:48||JABBAR GAFFNEY 20 YD PASS FROM DAVID CARR (KRIS BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 74 yds, 3:37
|FG||8:58||GARY ANDERSON 40 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 51 yds, 3:10
|FG||12:22||KRIS BROWN 50 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 41 yds, 3:24
|TD||10:18||JONATHAN WELLS 4 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 65 yds, 4:43