Mild-mannered Titans' WRs turned fierce vs. Philly, need to keep it up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Lewan’s playing personality and his game personality align.

He gets meaner, for sure, on Sunday afternoons. But an outgoing wiseacre on weekdays just seems turns that up some during an NFL game.TaylorFightsEagles

In the win against Philadelphia, I noticed three guys whose playing personalities seemed a lot different than their regular ones.

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Scouting report: Bills a good matchup for Titans' Dion Lewis, Jonnu Smith

Blake Beddingfield was a Titans' scout for 19 years, through the 2017 draft. He was the team's director of college scouting for his final six years. Follow him on Twiiter at @BlakeBeddingfi1. He’s brought to you by Party Fowl. Eat hot chicken and drink boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or in Donelson.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans will finally be favored to win for the first time this season.

The Bills lack the overall offensive talent to be a major threat.


The Titans must defend against a letdown after facing two of the most talented teams in the NFL in the Jaguars and the Eagles.

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Jurrell Casey playing so well, he hasn't even needed his wiggle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Through four games, Jurrell Casey has been a consistent disruptor on the Titans’ defensive line, fighting through and around blockers to 13 quarterback pressures, three sacks, two forced fumbles and 22 tackles.

It’s been a massive effort from a player who’s not as massive, at 6-foot-1, 305 pounds, as middlemen in a lot of Dean Pees defensive lines.


Casey is coming off his third consecutive Pro Bowl season, but in his first four games working with Mike Vrabel and Pees he’s been, perhaps, even more effective.

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On fourth-and-15, Marcus Mariota showed off his eye manipulation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fourth-and-15. Convert or swallow the loss.

When Marcus Mariota took the shotgun snap from Ben Jones and dropped two more steps, he looked at Nick Williams, streaking down the right hash, or maybe even to Corey Davis, who was outside of Williams.


Then he easily came back to his left and found Taywan Taylor, comfortably open just beyond the marker on the left sideline.

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The 10 best Titans' games at Nissan Stadium, ranked

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Upon the conclusion of Sunday's dramatic Titans win over the Eagles at Nissan Stadium I tweeted it may have been the best game ever played in the building now known as Nissan Stadium.

I am certainly way or proximity bias -- and we've got great proximity to this game as it is less than 48 hours old upon the publication if this piece.


Certainly I was talking regular season game, as any playoff game, win or lose, had far greater implications, Stil, aesthetically, you can easily argue what we just saw was prettier than the Music City Miracle game (a super-ugly offensive effort, we tend to forget), though not than the Music City Miracle itself.

Anyway, I set about compiling a list of the venue's best regular season game, with input from some of you as well as Kevin Mawae, Michael Roos, Nate Washington, Brett Kern, Matt Hasselbeck, Albert Haynesworth, Michael Griffin and Samari Rolle.

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Scout's take: Titans' Jurrell Casey was unblockable for the Eagles

Blake Beddingfield was a Titans' scout for 19 years, through the 2017 draft. He was the team's director of college scouting for his final six years. He’s brought to you by Party Fowl. Eat hot chicken and drink boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or in Donelson.

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans pass rush and Marcus Mariota were the difference in Titans’ win over the Eagles.


The ability to complete the deep ball was a big factor in the game. It opened up the run for Mariota and made play action so difficult to handle.

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The Titans' winning drive, broken down play-by-play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans game-winning overtime drive was as good a drive as we've seen from the franchise in a regular season game in the building now known as Nissan Stadium.

A play-by-play look at how it all unfolded.


1-10 TEN 25: (6:19) M.Mariota scrambles right end pushed ob at TEN 32 for 7 yards (J.Hicks)

Corey Davis crossed behind Mariota to the left for some misdirection, while Dion Lewis headed to the right. Fletcher Cox got pressure pushing through Josh Kline and the quarterback decided to run, cutting inside the defender, considering a pass to Lewis out in front of him to the right sideline, but then running there himself.

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With thrilling win over Eagles, Titans announce: ‘The boys are down to bang’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Disbelieve at your own risk.

With a thrilling, 26-23 overtime marquee win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Titans sit at 3-1. They are, unquestionably, legit.

It would have ranked as an improbable start just given the schedule and new systems that came with a coaching change.


That is much more the case given the crazy scenarios that have greeted Mike Vrabel and his assistants in their first four games running the franchise.

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