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Titanium Steel

Head Coach Mike Vrabel’s militant aura is the leading edge in the 3-1 start to the Tennessee Titans season. After defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, a few late game 4th down conversions helped push the Titans over the Eagles for an overtime victory in Week 4.

Sept. 30, 2018 - Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images North America

As the Philadelphia Eagles took a 10 point lead over the Titans in the second half, it was reasonable to believe they would go on to prevail. Camera cuts from head coach Mike Vrabel to starting QB Marcus Mariota implied only one thing however; confidence. This militant match-up featured Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins flying all over the field for tackles. The physical contest showed HB Jay Ajayi stiff arming Titan defenders and plowing the gridiron in the ground game. The excitement is hard to explain without a visual so feel free to click the highlight video below, just know when Titans WR Rashad Jennings dropped a wide open pass in OT that would have put Tennessee in the red zone, the Team did not lose their composure. Two 4th down conversions and Mariota’s ability to read a zero blitz by Philly in the games latter is what led to the winning touchdown catch from WR Corey Davis. The Titans have now quietly moved into the #1 seed spot in the AFC South, and with both the Texans and Colts plummeting, their ability to beat the Jags last week was huge. The Titans were wild card participants last season and they have their eyes on the AFC South this year.

Sept. 30, 2018 - Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images North America

You win some and you lose others. That has to be the resolve after the Eagles loss in a close game Sunday. They are still synchronizing the excellence of QB Carson Wentz with the return of WR Alshon Jeffrey. They faced a very physical opponent in the Tennessee Titans yesterday. The Titans have given up the least points in the NFL. While Philadelphia knows that the NFC is becoming a very competitive division, they have to remain confident and understand that both the Redskins, and Cowboys still have to play against these same AFC South opponents (Titans, Giants) who continue to bring hell against opposing offenses. The Eagles now welcome the Minnesota Vikings to town, a team on a two-game losing streak thanks to the perfection of the LA Rams. Talk about tough sledding for the Eagles. I hope they are made of steel. The Titanium kind.

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