Chris Johnson led the Tennessee Titans to their second victory of the season today, defeating the NY Giants 29 – 10. Last Sunday, the hyperphysical Pittsburg Steelers stopped Johnson’s 100 yard game rushing streak at 12, but today, he picked back up where he left off, adding another 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Vince Young’s 118 yards in the air seemed unimpressive compared to Eli Manning’s 386 yards, however he made less mistakes than Manning, who threw two interceptions and no touchdowns. Young ended the day with one touchdown and no interceptions, and the Titans, who coughed up the ball seven times in last week’s humiliating loss, held on to the ball all day.
Two former Rutgers Jersey boys, Kenny Britt and Jason McCourty shined today in the victory, playing before many of their relatives. Britt finally broke the ice and caught his first TD pass of the season, which hopefully will build his confidence and move him towards the greatness that many expect him to achieve. McCourty made a diving interception that saved a touchdown and stopped the Giant’s momentum in the first half.
The Giants defense held the Titans to 279 total yards, while raking up almost 500 total yards on offense, but their 3 turnovers and eleven penalties cost them the game. The Titans were able to capitalize on Giant turnovers and played a conservative game with no costly mistakes. The victory moves Tennessee into a three way tie for first place in their division with Houston and Indianapolis. Next Sunday, the Denver Broncos come to music city and the Titans defense will work to shut down Kyle Orton who has thrown for over 1000 yards in his first three games.
Tune in next Sunday as Chris Johnson looks to continue his domination on the ground and Vince Young works to improve the Titans passing game right here in our beloved city, Nashville.