Browns vs. Titans: 3 Keys to Victory for Both Teams

Chuck StanecContributor IIIOctober 2, 2011

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 2:  Cornerback Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns warms up wearing pink for breast cancer awareness prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at Browns Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Finally, both teams add points in the first quarter, as neither had done so all season.

Matt Hasselbeck has been very comfortable throwing from the pocket, as the running game has been stalled yet again.  Outside a 25-yard run by Chris Johnson, the Browns have done a decent job of bottling up ball carriers.

The Browns have been very ineffective in getting to Hasselbeck with the front four and the blitz.  They've limited Nate Washington, and other than a mental breakdown by safety Usama Young, there hasn't been much other explosive excitement.

Three Keys to Victory for the Titans:

1.) Keep Matt Hasselbeck's uniform clean. Rubin, Taylor and Sheard have yet to make a play or cause pressure

2.) Continue to limit RAC yards by Cleveland wide receivers

3.) Continue playing mistake-free when pinned deep

Three Keys to Victory for the Browns:

1.) Lots of time left, run the ball and increase Peyton Hillis' touches

2.) Get to the quarterback and, if necessary, find different ways of creating pressure

3.) Keep Chris Johnson moving east and west and eliminate his opportunities to break a long run