Scout's Take: How the Titans outcoached the Bills

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Bills looked to be on a bye week and the Titans played this like a playoff game. The score was one indicator, but the tempo and temperament of the game was the biggest disparity.

I wrote in the preview that some teams are dangerous when they play with their backs against the wall and the Titans showed that Tuesday night.


Photo: Danny Parker, Tennessee Titans

The Titans’ offensive line set the tempo and the temperament for the game on the offensive side. Malcolm Butler had a productive game in the stat category, but his aggressive play set the tone for the defense. The first two receptions by Stefon Diggs and the hits that followed by Butler and Rashaan Evans, let Diggs know that he was in for a physical game.

Diggs responded with a number of drops after those receptions.

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