The Tennessee Titans elevated their record to 6-3 after their 17-10 victory over the Denver Broncos, who now fall to 3-6.
It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the Titans’ elite defense not only survived without seven total starters, it excelled on a day when many presumed they were doomed.
Tennessee consistently harassed Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, who was sacked six times and hit 18 times overall.
It truly was a master-class performance from Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and the entire defensive staff. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for Todd Downing and his occasionally atrocious “creative” play-calling that appears to cost the Titans way more than it helps them.
As you would imagine, Titans twitter had mixed reactions thanks to the respective performances of the offense and defense.
Some voiced their satisfaction with the defensive performance, while others are rightfully becoming more impatient with the offensive struggles and crippling play calls that are questionable at best.
Nonetheless, this was a hard-fought and impressive win that should keep Titans fans optimistic thanks to a defense that will always give them a chance.
Having said all that, let’s take a look at the Twitter reaction following Sunday’s victory that gave the Titans their sixth win in seven tries.
Mike Vrabel, Shane Bowen, & Jim Schwartz are phenomenal.
They were down SIX starters after David Long went down (7 counting Harold Landry), and they still held their opponent to only 10 points while consistently harassing Russell Wilson all damn day.#Titans
— Shaun Calderon (@ShaunMichaels31) November 13, 2022
That's a fantastic win for the Titans. Great job by Mike Vrabel and his staff to overcome injuries and as strong and gutty of an effort as we've seen from Ryan Tannehill this year.
— Cory Curtis (@CoryCurtis2) November 13, 2022
Russell Wilson has been hit 18 times today vs #Titans
— Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) November 13, 2022
The #Titans would be 7-2 at worst if they didn’t have 7 starters hurt on defense…
— RC Maxfield (@RCMB323) November 13, 2022
— NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2022
The offensive struggles continue. Luckily for them this wasn't on primetime.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 13, 2022
— Pettinelli (@JPettinelli1) November 13, 2022
#Titans now 6-3.
Mike Vrabel is the COY at this point. Convince me otherwise.
— Dale Ryman (@DaleRyman_WSAW) November 13, 2022
The #Titans picked the right year to be elite on defense and extremely meh on offense.
The entire NFL is meh on offense this year. That defense and running game might actually work in 2022.
— Braden Gall (@BradenGall) November 13, 2022
— Silenttoxic (@silenttoxic) November 13, 2022
Titans continue to have mind blowing moments on offense but they keep finding ways to win. #Titans
— Eric 📚 ⚾️ 🏈 🏳️🌈 (@EricDorris6) November 13, 2022
The #Titans scored on every drive where they had multiple first downs today. 7 in 1H Magic Time, 2 on flea flicker TD and on late FG.
— Tom Gower (@ThomasGower) November 13, 2022
— NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2022
— Carrie (Zapgirl) Romero ❤️⚡️ (@iamzapgirl) November 13, 2022
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 13, 2022
“Fire Todd Downing” chants erupt from #Titans fans at Nissan Stadium
— Has Todd Downing Been Fired? (@FireDowningPls) November 13, 2022
Also, Tannehill heated up as the game went on and clearly brought some life to the passing offense despite facing the #1 pass defense in the NFL.
— Mike Herndon (@MikeHerndonNFL) November 13, 2022
They definitely ate!!!! Especially Walker. Man he’s becoming a monster to watch. Titans may have the best DLine depth in football!! https://t.co/XrlxVZfwdC
— Brandon (@BKinz6363) November 13, 2022
— Mickey Ryan (@MickeyRyan1045) November 13, 2022
#Titans defense in the 2nd half
-0 points allowed
-3rd down defense 0/8
*With more backups than starters by the end of the game
— Wes on Broadway (@TitansStats) November 13, 2022