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Despite the score, there was a lot to like about the Titans defense in the game.
The red-zone defense was great, as the Lions only had two touchdowns in seven trips (if you don't count the two touchdowns the Lions got in garbage time), and Detroit's offense is far from mediocre.
They also won the game in the trenches, and one defensive touchdown resulted from Alterraun Verner stripping the ball from Brandon Pettigrew and then returning it for a touchdown. Verner also nearly had another interception and, later on, he nearly accounted for a forced fumble.
Akeem Ayers also showed what a difference-maker he can be, leading the team in tackles with 16, nabbing the game's only sack, getting an additional tackle for loss, defensing one pass and batting the Hail Mary heave that miraculously ended up in the hands of Titus Young.
On the other hand, Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley were both quiet after a big first two weeks. And, of course, the team, as a whole, allowed 41 points.
Having said that, I don't hold 14 of those points against the defense, because the scores came after it looked like the game was already over.
The Titans defense is young and talented, but there is still a ways to go. There are still a few positions to fill before this unit becomes a complete one.