Screen Shot 2022 10 09 at 7.10.55 PMLANDOVER, Md. -- And so, the Titans eeked out another one.

Right now, it's what they do.

Carson Wentz and the Commanders got right on the porch and were poised for four chances for a game-winning touchdown and the Titans thwarted the effort, ending it on the third try with a David Long interception. 

The game may not have been a thing of beauty, but the play was.

You had a lot on your mind concerning this one and where the team is after three iffy wins that have them at 3-2 heading into their bye. So we chatted about from the press box at FedEx Field.

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Scout's take: Personnel matchup in Washington favors Titans

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans will face a 1-3 Washington Commanders team that looks better on paper than in the standings.

Tennessee will benefit from the Commanders’ talented first-round wide receiver Jahan Dotson missing the game due to a hamstring injury suffered last week. Dotson has four touchdowns in four games and is a big loss for Washington.

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On the defensive side of the ball, uber-talented pass rusher Chase Young is still on the injured reserve which is another big loss for the Commanders.

The team gets back running back Brian Robinson, a 2022 third-round selection from Alabama who is a solid in-between-the-tackles runner but not a game-breaking threat.

Despite the record, The Commanders have enough talent on offense to be dangerous.

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NASHVILLE. Tenn. – When DeMarcus Walker does his homework, he steps out onto a patch of turf on the balcony of his townhouse and squares off against the same sort of tackling dummy he works against on the Titans’ practice field.

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DeMarcus Walker slides down the sort of tackling dummy he has at his townhouse

Working at a walkthrough pace, he’ll translate the video he just watched of the offensive linemen he will face in the upcoming game into the moves he intends to employ to get past them.

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Screen Shot 2022 10 05 at 6.21.46 PMNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans' old habit of playing down to the level of bad competition feels a bit less likely as they ready for a trip to Washington to play the Commanders, as they haven't played particularly well against anyone through the season's first month.

Washington has a patchwork offensive line that should allow room for the Titans to rush even if Bud Dupree (hip) is out, and sacks -- and turnovers they can cause -- can help key things the way they did against the Colts, who are not good but are better than the Commanders.

The Titans' secondary remains a big concern though it's possible Ugo Amadi (ankle) will be back to help as he was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Many of you joined PK TV to chat about a wide variety of things on your mind following the Colts' win and ahead of the Commanders' game.

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Mike Herndon: Breaking down Titans' second-half issues, again

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans' 24-17 win over the Colts extended a lot of trends -- and not just the team's second-half futility, which we’ll get to a bit later.

Tennessee won its fourth straight in Indianapolis, a franchise record. Derrick Henry rushed for over 100 yards against the Colts for the fifth time in his last six outings (the only exception coming in a game where he played three quarters on a broken foot). Ryan Tannehill advanced to 5-1 as a starter against Indy with another efficient, but not prolific stat line.

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Jonathan Taylor was held in check once again, rushing for just 42 yards on 20 carries, and is still yet to break 70 in four tries against Tennessee in his young career.

Mike Vrabel and Frank Reich, the only two head coaches remaining from the 2018 hiring cycle, faced each other for the ninth time. Reich dominated the early stretch between these two coaches, winning four of the first five, but Vrabel has now rattled off four in a row to take the lead head-to-head against his biggest rival.

That last trend is probably the most telling.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – We watched six weeks of practice and workouts and three preseason games and storylines punched their way through the daily grind.

What unfolded, unfolded but through a quarter of the season many of those themes have not carried over into the Titans’ season.

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Some elements of Tennessee Titans’ training camp lied to us and others that we projected have not come to fruition.

Let’s look at what has failed to pan out:

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Scout's take: Why Titans' coaches deserve credit for win in Indy

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Frank Reich’s tenure is about over in Indianapolis, and it should be.

The Colts have been one of the most underperforming teams in the NFL the last few seasons.

While chasing their next franchise QB they have put their teams' hopes on players who once had success but are in the declining years of their careers.

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Philips Rivers, Carson Wentz and now Matt Ryan were done when the Colts acquired them.

The Titans have been the beneficiary of the Colts’ bad personnel moves and even worse coaching decisions by their rival.

Sunday was no different.

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Screen Shot 2022 10 02 at 7.33.45 PMThe Titans have clawed their way back to 2-2 with consecutive wins, and Sunday's 24-17 victory in Indianapolis showed they still know how to beat the Colts.

With the Jaguars' loss in Philadelphia, the Titans have the same record as the Jaguars atop the AFC South and are off to a 1-0 start in the division.

That's not a bad place to be considering the issues Tennessee still has and you were eager to talk about them. Mike Vrabel was upbeat after the win and I understand it. He's also got a lot of work to do in advance of a trip to Washington in a week.

Thanks for gathering to hash out the good and the bad with me.

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