Titans' win: When the points come doesn't matter so much

Few wins are going to come easily, and Mike Vrabel predictably hit that theme shortly after the Titans held on to a 24-17 win in Indianapolis Sunday.

Inside a victory that boosted the team to 2-2, many of the troublesome issues from the first quarter of the season were neatly packaged.

This version of the Titans can’t create second-half points, but can still be effectively Derrick Henry-reliant. The team is subbing in too many newcomers on defense and thus doesn’t seem to communicate well, say when a tight end is crossing underneath. And it simply isn’t as crisp and smart as we’ve come to expect Mike Vrabel teams to be.

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Tennessee got away with these bad elements because the Colts remain an overrated team that has issues of its own that simply rate as bigger than those of the team it’s chasing.

And so. while the Titans outclassed Indy again, I don’t know that doing so tells us a lot about where they stand in comparison to the AFC’s best, one of which destroyed them two weeks ago on a Monday night in Buffalo.

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