NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans kind of have this trick down.

They disappoint their diehards with something like a road loss to the miserable Jets and then, with slack in the rope, they make them grab back on, pull tight and take them on a tense and fun ride, coming out with something like Monday night’s terrific 34-31 win over Buffalo.

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Pool photo/ Donald Page, Tennessee Titans

When it’s over it feels like a recommitment ceremony.

The Bills came to Nissan Stadium playing like the Titans aspire to, tops in the NFL in both scoring offense and defense and widely regarded as the AFC’s best team.

They left with a loss to an injury-depleted team that found a passing game to balance out Derrick Henry, that played well in the red-zone on both sides of the ball and finished things off with a glorious goal-line stop.

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