NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The two young players the Titans need most to shine on offense combined on a heroic last-second overtime 10-yard connection that lifted their team to a crazy 26-23 win over the Eagles. MariotaPressureEagles

It may have been the best regular season game ever hosted by what's now known as Nissan Stadium, but we'll dig more into that later.

With 17 seconds left, Marcus Mariota found Corey Davis for a 10-yard touchdown that set the building into a frenzy and created a mob scene in the Northeast corner of the stadium, where the entire team celebrated around Davis.

Lots more to come, but we start with my video report below.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Expecting more Dion Lewis screens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are bracing for a visit from the Eagles, and a lot of their fans.


As we get ready for kickoff, I spent time pondering where the screens to Dio Lewis we all envisioned have been, how the Titans need to be ready for a wave of Philadelphia pass rushers and how the offensive line can't be tired, some predictability from the Titans' offense. the lack of big plays and the challenge Harold Landry will face against Jason Peters and Lane Johnson.

You can find Part 1 on iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

If you're a member of the site, it's all one podcast, which you can play by heading below.

Thanks for your continued support.

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Titans should keep some Wildcat, because it helps make Derrick Henry go

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Derrick Henry is thoroughly unimpressed with his play so far.

“I’m being trapped, I’m not really satisfied," he said. “I’ve got to be more effective and have more explosive runs. I’ve got to help this offense. Averaging 3 yards a carry just isn’t good.”HenryWildcatTexans

Mike Vrabel and Matt LaFleur aren’t talking that way. Both pointed to this 15-yard gain against Jacksonville when I quizzed them on Henry’s performance through three games.

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Scouting report: Kevin Byard best matchup for Zach Ertz, but it will create other risks

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 us by Party Fowl, where you should be eating hot chicken and drinking boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or Donelson.


By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special contributor

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Time for Titans to move from duct tape to more conventional creativity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Mariota shouldn’t be limited. Jack Conklin should be back.

Yes, the Titans are without Delanie Walker, but they’ve had two games to come to terms with his loss and he’s not coming back. No, Rishard Matthews isn’t really looped into the offense and was away Wednesday for personal reasons. Backup quarterback could be an issue. On defense. Kamalei Correa is expecting to return and Kendrick Lewis will probably be available.

MariotaTampaIntroStill, Sunday at Nissan Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles, we should see the most complete version of the Titans we’ve seen yet. To contend with and beat the reigning Super Bowl champions, the home team will need that and more.

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Why 'For the Boys' rings hollow to me after the locker room's reaction to Rishard Matthews leaving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The highest-profile guys in the Titans’ locker room said they are perfectly fine with Rishard Matthews making a personal decision, asking for his release and leaving the team.

This shocked me, that not one guy in a room with plenty of good leadership dared to say, “It’s disappointing that he chose to leave us at this time” or “We were all about the 53 guys on the roster and now it’s 52” or “While we hope he finds what he’s looking for, we don’t love being left.”MatthewsRams

None of that would have been hugely controversial.

Here’s a script: “He is not one of the boys. He’s not here. I think the transaction speaks for itself.”

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While awaiting resolution, all we know about Rishard Matthews

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – All of what I know about the Rishard Matthews’ situation in one place:

This is not the first time he’s asked to be traded or released. Apparently, he’s been a problem child the Titans have had to deal with for some time, and they’ve done a good job keeping that behind the scenes.


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rishard Matthews has left the Titans and his future is uncertain.

A productive receiver for the franchise over the last two seasons, he missed the offseason with an Achilles issue and then suffered a torn meniscus early in training camp that slowed his comeback.


He’s been largely invisible in the team’s first three games with three catches for 11 yards. In August, he signed a contract extension that added on the 2019 season.


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