Every week on the site, Terry and I will make our predictions about the upcoming Titans game. Also, we will invite a former player, a member of the media, and a TitanInsider board member to participate.
Darren McFarland from TitanInsider:
Yes, the Giants are playing in their new home where they are undefeated (1-0). Yes, the Giants are coming off a sorry performance on Sunday Night football in Indianapolis.
But, the Titans are coming off an equally pathetic game, and Jeff Fisher has never lost to the Giants since the team moved out of Houston (4-0). I'm not sold that CJ can be shut down two weeks in a row. He goes for 150 and two scores. They'll need every bit of those points, as the No.1 defense in the league [Titans], bends but doesn't break and they hold on for the upset win on the road.
FINAL SCORE: TITANS 28 GIANTS 24
Terry McCormick from TitanInsider:
The Titans offense should bounce back from a terrible performance against Pittsburgh, but both teams need to re-establish themselves after bad losses last week. Got to give the edge to the Giants since they're at home.
FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 23 TITANS 17
This week we have asked former first-round pick [16th], from Utah, WR Kevin Dyson. Kevin was drafted in 1998, ahead of Randy Moss, by the Titans and played with them until 2002. He wore No.87 and posted 178 receptions, 2325 yards, and 18 TDs in his career. Dyson appeared in two Super Bowls as a player, Tennessee (1999) and Carolina (2003). He is famously known for fielding the lateral pass from Frank Wycheck, against Buffalo, and running down the sidelines for a 75-yard touchdown in what we've all known, for the last decade, as the "Music City Miracle". Dyson also made the last catch of Super Bowl XXXIV, against the Rams, and was tackled one yard short of the goal line by Mike Jones. Kevin is currently the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Independence High School.
In my opinion the Giants have less questions to answer offensively and that will be the difference.
FINALSCORE: GIANTS 23 TITANS 17
Our Media member this week is Greg Pogue. Greg is the Senior Columnist at The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro. Pogue can be heard every Mon.-Fri. morning, 6-9a.m.,as the host of the Morning Sports Page, on WNSR 560AM.
Titans fans want to make a big deal out of quarterback Vince Young's benching during the loss to the Steelers. But many of the team's offensive problems thus far can be traced to an offensive line that has uncharacteristically struggled to open holes for the run. If the Titans are to win, then they need to take advantage of the weak Giants run defense that allowed the Colts to gain 160 yards last Sunday night. The Giants will get a huge lift with the return of tight end Kevin Boss, who sat out the last game with a concussion. Not only is he a favorite target of Eli Manning, but a solid blocker.
FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 23 TITANS 17
Our TitanInsider board member this week is Blaize Pennington. Blaize is an aspiring journalist and has been writing for Bleacher Report for the last year. My favorite player would be Cortland Finnegan. I love the intensity he brings to the game despite his size. The player I root for each week would be Marc Mariani. The story of how he went from a walk on at Montana to an NFL receiver is fantastic.
The New York Giants are in the same situation as the Tennessee Titans this week. After an amazing week one, both teams managed to fall pretty hard in their second game.
The Titans had seven turnovers against the Steelers, and the Giants only managed 250 yards on a defense that the Texans ran over in week one.
Now the Titans and Giants both try and redeem themselves for their poor outings in week two. This should be a hard fought game as neither team wants to fall 1-2 to start the season.
The good news for the Titans is the Giants are 21st in the league in total defense and have forced fewer turnovers than the Titans had in just week two.
Chris Johnson should have a monster day as the Giants are 24th in the league in rushing defense giving up just over 124 yards a game.
The Giants face a separate problem in a Titan defense that has only given up one touchdown in both games. The Giants, however, are arguably a much better offense than any team the Titans have faced so far.
FINAL SCORE: TITANS 24 GIANTS 17
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