Tennessee comes into this matchup with a 5-5 record. They look to get to a winning record with a win over the improving Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Titans have won the special teams battle in the first half and look to pull out a win in the second half. The offense has been fairly effective, while the defense has really played well.
Here are five things Tennessee must do in the second half against Tampa Bay:
1) Force More Turnovers
Tennessee did a great job stopping the Bucs on their first drive. The fumble on the second play of the drive was a good example of what to try to do each defensive drive.
If the Titans win the turnover battle, they have a great chance to come out with a win.
2) Stop LaGarrette Blount
Blount has looked very good early in the game. Despite his early fumble, he has had his way with the Titans defense.
It will be key to figure out a way to stop the talented second-year RB.
3) Win the Special Teams Battle
The Titans have already benefited from a special teams touchdown in the first half. The special team battle will be key to the second half.
Expect the Titans to come up with another big return that can help spark the offense.
4) Limit Turnovers on Offense
The Titans need to have no turnovers in the second half. Turnovers give the Bucs a short field to work with and put the defense in a tough position.
Hasselbeck needs to be smart with his throws and make sure that he has a window to throw to a receiver.
5) Get Chris Johnson on Track
Chris Johnson has looked better than he has previous weeks, but needs to get on track in the second half. A strong running game will open up downfield throws for Hasselbeck.
The Titans offense has been moderately effective so far, and a great game by Chris Johnson can give the offense the spark it needs.