This afternoon, we had a re-match of one of the better Super Bowls ever played--the one between the St Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans.
Of course, there are very few players left from that Super Bowl game in which my beloved Titans came up one yard short of potentially tying the game and going to overtime. And, of course, since this is the first time these two teams have played in the regular season, we had to have a lot of rehashing that final play in which Kevin Dyson stretched to get that one last yard. (Could McNair have taken off and run for a TD? I guess we'll never know...)
And in a lot of ways, this game was pretty much the Titans' entire season, so far, in one game. We had some brilliant play early where it looked like someone forgot that last week's game had ended. We owned the first quarter and then...we just couldn't get out of our own way fast enough. Self destruct after self destruct happened and it seemed as if we were doomed to a repeat of week one when suddenly, the Rams couldn't get out of their own way fast enough. The game was tied and then they're up by seven, then we get a field goal and the ball with two minutes to go. And we drive down, with a chance to win, this time coming up a few more yards short and still on the losing end. But wow....could you get any more drama out of a single football game? I mean, the highs, the lows and everything in between. I know we're a young team but I have to love the resiliancy the team showed late in the game. When the wheels appeared to be coming off the bus, they dug down and stuck it to St Louis and crept back into the game . It may not show in the win column, but we stayed with them. And with the Colts offense struggling mightily, we could maybe, possibly pull an upset at home next week.
Of course, the way our luck runs, the Colts offense will start clicking next week and they'll roll up on us like Florida did on Kentucky yesterday.
And it looks like bad news for Titans fans...Travis Henry will be suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Travis--I expect that of Jamal Lewis, but not of you....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/25/2005 07:37:00 PM