“Can the Miracles Continue In Music City?”
After a embarrassing fifty-nine to nothing loss to the New England Patriots on October 18, the Titans had nothing going right for them. After a great season just the year before, they now sat on a 0 and 6 record entering their bye week. It seemed that their entire team was falling apart and that there was no way their season could be salvaged. So over the bye week the team owner, Bud Adams, had some crucial decisions to make. That he did, as he gave the starting quarterback job to Vince Young who had not started in more than a year after his blow up in the Titans first game a year ago. Vince getting the starting job was a result of horrific play from the old beat up Kerry Collins. Vince finally was given the chance he had been longing to get back. Bud Adams decision to let Vince take over the rains was also made to see if he could pull everything back together and show Adams that he is the franchise quarterback that they thought they were getting when they drafted him from the University of Texas. So now Vince was under the spotlight they were playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at home. To everyone’s surprise Vince came out of the gate strong by throwing a touchdown and not throwing any interceptions, and also being a factor in the running game. By the time the clock hit 0:00 in the fourth quarter the Titans were celebrating their first win of the season, as they beat the Jaguars 30-13. We are in December now and the Titans have not lost a game since that humiliating loss to the Pats. Vince has been nothing short of remarkable as he has thrown for 1010 yards on 83 out of 132 passing with 4 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. Not to mention he has rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown. All of that accumulating in 5 games, where his record is 5-0. This 5 game stretch has been nothing less than amazing. Just look back on November 29 when they matched up with the Arizona Cardinals. The Titans were down by 4 points with less than 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter with the score at 17-13. The Titans started their drive from their own 1 yard line. There is now way they can pull this one out many people thought, but Vince Young was out to prove them wrong as he drove the team down the field to the opponents 10 yard line with only 7 seconds left. Not to mention already in this drive he had completed 2 fourth down conversions and he was going for his third and final. They snapped the ball and Vince scrambled around for a few seconds then he appeared as if he was going to run it, but he pulled up at the line of scrimmage and hit the rookie Kenny Britt in the back of the endzone for an unbelievable ending to a remarkable game. The team went crazy as there was no time left in the game the Titans had pulled it out 20-17. The drive that Vince led has to be one of the greatest drives in NFL history. Now all celebrating is over as they are ready to take on division rival Indianapolis in a marquee match-up. A win in this game would be huge, as the Titans would be back in the Wild Card possibilities. Can the miracles in music city continue? Well the Titans and Titans fans sure hope so.