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Level of Interest: 7.5
Key Injuries (Tennessee):
- Justin Gage, Leroy Harris, Tony Brown
Players to Watch:
- Chris Johnson: CJ2K has not looked like the player everyone expected him to be this season, after being held under 100 yards last week. Johnson will need to regain his mojo this week if the Titans want to win, because the Cowboys are certainly capable of containing a struggling Vince Young.
- Tony Romo: Despite all the controversy Romo has been through in his career, he is once again performing like a top-level quarterback. The Titans' defense isn't a particularly tough test for Tony Romo, but it will nonetheless be important for him to put up big numbers.
Matchup of the Game: Vince Young vs. the Dallas Cowboys' defense
Young has been struggling recently, and as people once again begin to question his maturity and, ultimately, his abilities as a player, it will be up to Young to silence the critics. Also, with Chris Johnson hitting some kind of slump, Vince Young is the guy who has to pick up the slack.
Final Score: 27-21, Cowboys
The difference here is that the Cowboys seem to have found an identity as a team, whereas the Titans seem to have lost theirs. If Vince Young starts playing well again and if Chris Johnson pounds the ball like everyone expects him to, then this will be a different story. However, without those key elements, the Titans just don't have the offensive firepower to keep up with the Cowboys.