Thinned-out defense not an issue for Titans in fighting off Broncos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On his way into the locker room after warmups, as the field goal team lined up for its customary final practice try, Ryan Tannehill pantomimed a kick alongside it before heading inside.

On an afternoon when the Titans were without five defensive starters and lost another key guy along the way in his first game of the season, it didn’t come to the quarterback kicking field goals for Randy Bulluck, who hurt himself before the game. Tannehill said the one time he tried a kick as a college freshman he drilled the left guard in the back of the head.

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Rashad Weaver hits Russell Wilson/ Photo by Angie Flatt

But a lot sure went wrong for the Titans, who nevertheless found a way to win another one. This time it was a 17-10 home win over the offensively inept Denver Broncos that lifted Tennessee’s record to 6-3.

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