By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special contributor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- My review of the Titans' 43-13 opening day win in Cleveland...

The Titans' offensive play calling took the pressure off the offensive line for most of the game. A couple of chunk plays to WR A.J. Brown and one to RB Derrick Henry was all the team needed to keep the Browns’ defense off balance.

The screen game to Dion Lewis was not a factor and the team did not need to utilize Adam Humphries or Corey Davis.IMG 6972

I thought offensive coordinator Arthur Smith did a great job of calling plays vs. the Browns personnel groups on the field and Marcus Mariota did a very good job of executing those plays. Smith called an excellent game in the first half with a mix of run, pass, play-action, screens and rollouts. Did Mariota play perfectly? No.

But he was accurate when he needed to be and found his favorite target, Delanie Walker, twice for touchdowns. 

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