Scout's Take: Titans took advantage of physical matchups against Lions

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bad football teams are becoming an epidemic in the NFL: Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Bengals, Panthers, Texans, Chargers, Broncos.

The Lions did everything bad football teams do to lose games against the Titans. Fumble on the goal line. Fumble after gaining a first down inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Missed an extra point. Allowed a ton of third-down conversions (nine-for-11). Let their opponent find the end zone five times in five trips inside the red zone.


Photo: Alison McNabb/ Tennessee Titans

Bad teams can compete but not if they are going to turn the ball over and squander scoring opportunities.

The Titans did a good job of forcing the Lions to play beyond their skill level by scoring too many points for the Lions to match.

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