NASHVILLE -- The Titans made Ken Whisenhunt a winner in his

NASHVILLE -- The Titans made Ken Whisenhunt a winner in his

Postautor: jokergreen0220 » 23 lis 2017, o 08:56

NASHVILLE -- The Titans made Ken Whisenhunt a winner in his coaching debut in Tennessee in a wet, sloppy game where the best decision might have been Packers coach Mike McCarthy scratching Aaron Rodgers before kickoff. Jrue Holiday Jersey . Jackie Battle scored on a 7-yard touchdown run with 5:02 left, and the Titans rallied to beat Green Bay 20-16 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Rookie Zach Mettenberger made up for two turnovers in the fourth quarter by completing all three passes for 71 yards to set up Battles go-ahead touchdown for Tennessees first lead in a preseason opener played mostly in a pouring rain. Whisenhunt said it was the worst weather hes coached in, though he once played in uglier conditions. "A lot of things we had planned went out the window with the rain, so for nothing else it was a good opportunity to work on that," Whisenhunt said. "We learned a lot about ourselves and what we have to do to prepare for that. Those arent conditions you generally replicate or practice." With quarterbacks having trouble holding onto the ball, McCarthy had to feel good about his pregame decision to scratch not only Rodgers, but also Eddie Lacy along with eight other Packers. McCarthy said he just wanted to get his other three quarterbacks work in a game Rodgers would have played only a series in anyway. The Packers fumbled five times, losing only one. Tennessee lost one of three fumbles. "We probably didnt do quite as good as wed like there with the number of times we had the ball on the ground and with the drops," McCarthy said. "To play in this environment was an incredible experience for our team." Not so much for the fans. The biggest cheer of the game came early in the second quarter, when rain finally eased up for the first time in nearly two hours. But heavy rain returned late in the first half and stuck around most of the third quarter. Davante Adams fumbled a punt in the first quarter that led to the Titans first touchdown, a 13-yard run by Shonn Greene, whos had two arthroscopic surgeries in the past year on his right knee. Rookie Bishop Sankey caught a 5-yard TD pass from Charlie Whitehurst. Matt Flynn started for Rodgers and was 5 of 10 for 49 yards playing most of the first half. He left with the Packers leading 7-6 thanks to James Starks TD capping the opening drive. Starks played only the first series in place of Lacy, and he finished with six carries for 49 yards. "Physically its just one of those weird games," Flynn said. "You cant really go back and critique your mechanics, and receivers cant really critique their routes too much because it was a sloppy game." Whisenhunt brought in defensive co-ordinator Ray Horton, whos using a hybrid 3-4 scheme, and he couldnt be too happy even with the sloppy conditions. The Titans, who pulled their defensive starters after the Packers second offensive series, allowed 90 yards rushing in the first half. Jake Locker played only the first quarter and was 1 of 2 for 5 yards. He bobbled a snap, though he recovered. He could have left with the score tied except Maikon Bonani missed the 33-yard extra point after Greenes 13-yard TD run. Whisenhunt wanted to see Locker do more work in the pocket before finally deciding to pull him. "I never played in a rain like this," Locker said. "This is definitely the hardest rain Ive played in to this point." Whitehurst took over for the first series of the second quarter with rookie Taylor Lewan, the No. 11 draft pick overall, taking over at left tackle for veteran Michael Roos. Whitehurst was 10 of 15 for 94 yards. Scott Tolzien simply lost the ball out of his hand trying to pass midway through the third quarter, then he grabbed the jersey of Titans linebacker Brandon Copeland holding until he could recover his fumble. Tolzien then found Chris Harper for a 38-yard pass, and rookie Rajion Neal, who played at the University of Tennessee, capped the drive with a 12-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter. The sloppiness wasnt limited to players on the field. After Neals touchdown run was reviewed, the Packers sent the offence out a 2-point conversion pass that failed. The TD was taken off the scoreboard with some thinking the TD had been overturned. Notes: Titans LB Zach Brown didnt start the game for what Whisenhunt called punishment for violating a team rule. Zaviar Gooden started instead inside next to Wesley Woodyard. Solomon Hill Jersey . Garcia had eight birdies overall to go with a lone bogey on the fourth to move to an 18-under total of 198 at the Asian Tour event. "I was able to hit some really nice shots and then was able to roll two or three really good putts in and it was nice to be able to finish birdie, birdie on this difficult finishing stretch," Garcia said. Omer Asik Jersey . The Italian side scored twice in a four-minute span in the second half to defeat former stars from S. http://www.shoppelicansonline.com/Customized/ . It led to his downfall on Tuesday. The Major League Soccer club fired Rennie after a second straight up-and-down season that saw the Whitecaps start strong before limping across the finish line.Its time for change in D.C., the Vikings face challenges, a lot of notable injuries to runners and receivers and some big ground games Sunday; all this and more in Scott Cullens 20 Points on Week Two. 1. Washington QB Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle that likely will end his season. In comes Kirk Cousins, who was effective (22-for-33, 250 YDS, 2 TD) against Jacksonville and has started four games over the past two seasons with Griffin out. Cousins enters a Washington passing offence in turmoil. WR DeSean Jackson sufferd a shoulder injury against Jacksonville and, with TE Jordan Reed already out, TE Niles Paul (8 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD, 11 targets) and WR Ryan Grant (5 REC, 57 YDS) were the top Washington receiving targets. 2. With Adrian Peterson removed from lineup consideration, Vikings RB Matt Asiata (84 YDS, 1 TD, 18 touches) had a useful day against the Patriots, but theres a big drop at the position. One which the Vikings arent too eager to see again, as they plan to have Peterson in the lineup next week. That QB Matt Cassel struggled (19-for-36, 202 YDS, 1 TD, 4 INT) could have influenced the decision. 3. Saints RB Mark Ingram (104 YDS, 1 TD, 14 touches) suffered a hand injury that will cost him about a month; Khiry Robinson, and Pierre Thomas somewhat, should see an uptick in production. Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (57 YDS, 13 touches) left Sundays win over Seattle with a knee injury, opening the door for Danny Woodhead (60 yards, 12 touches) and especially Donald Brown (31 yards, 10 touches) to get more action in the San Diego backfield. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles suffered an ankle injury against Denver, giving Knile Davis (105 YDS, 2 TD, 28 touches) the chance for a career day. Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated elbow against Buffalo, leaving Lamar Miller (53 YDS, 13 touches) to be the primary ball carrier for the Dolphins, who have also re-signed Daniel Thomas while Moreno is out for the next 4-8 weeks. 4. Cincinnati ran over Atlanta Sunday, with Bengals RB Gio Bernard (169 YDS, 1 TD, 32 touches) and Jeremy Hill (96 YDS, 1 TD, 17 touches) putting up big numbers. It was all the more important for Cincinnati since Bengals WR A.J. Green left the game early with a toe injury. With Green out, that should mean more looks for Mohamed Sanu (3 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD) who also threw a 50-yard pass to Brandon Tate against the Falcons. 5. Dallas leaned heavily on their running game at Tennessee, with Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (173 YDS, 1 TD, 30 touches) leading the way. When QB Tony Romo did throw the ball, 14 of his 29 targets were to WR Dez Bryant (10 REC, 103 YDS, 1 TD). 6. There has been lots of talk of the impending demise of Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who showed that he still has it against Seattle (7 REC, 96 YDs, 3 TD). Getting big games from Gates and QB Philip Rivers (28-for-37, 284 YDS, 3 TD; 17 YDS, 11 carries), against Seattles vaunted defence, was a surprise. 7. With Doug Martin sidelined by a knee injury, Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey (174 YDS, 25 touches) had a huge game against the Rams. Rainey had a couple of 100-yard rushing games last season too, so hes a pretty nice option as Tampa Bays number two back. 8. Rams WR Tavon Austin left Sundays win over Tampa Bay with a knee injury, but WR Brian Quick continued to produce (7 REC, 74 YDS) and fill-in QB Austin Davis (22-for-29, 235 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT) held his own, though Rams coach Jeff Fisher says that Shaun Hill will still be the starting QB when healthy. 9. Packers WR Jordy Nelson (9 REC, 209 YDS, 1 TD) was targeted 16 times against the New York Jets. Its noteworthy that the wideout getting the second-most targets for the Packers was rookie Davante Adams, who had five catches for 50 yards on seven targets. ETwaun Moore Jersey. 10. Texans RB Arian Foster (150 YDS, 30 touches) made the game easy for Houston at Oakland. The Texans ran the ball 46 times, throwing it only 19 times, in an easy win over the Raiders. 11. Browns RB Terrence West (90 YDS, 1 TD, 21 touches) had a productive game against the Saints, the second straight solid game to start his career. Hes the first rookie runner to have at least 90 yards from scrimmage in his teams first two games since 2008, when Chris Johnson and Matt Forte did it. (By the way, note that Johnson, now with the Jets, had 21 yards on 13 touches against the Packers.) 12. Some usage concerns: Lions RB Joique Bell (97 YDS, 16 touches) had more touches than Reggie Bush (32 YDS, 8 touches) at Carolina, though Bush is dealing with a knee injury. As long as Bell is productive, its easy to see Bush losing touches. Also, Saints WR Marques Colston was not targeted once against Cleveland, ending a streak of 86 straight games with a reception. 13. They didnt do much for three quarters, but Bears QB Jay Cutler (23-for-34, 176 YDS, 4 TD) and WR Brandon Marshall (5 REC, 48 YDS, 3 TD) engineered a big comeback, against a good team on the road, with Sunday nights win at San Francisco. Marshalls explosion was particularly crushing for fantasy owners that might have, considering the late start, decided to sit him when he barely practiced all week. 14. Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (103 YDS, 23 touches) emerged as the primary option in Baltimores backfield in Week Two, ahead of Justin Forsett (72 YDS, 12 touches) against Pittsburgh Thursday. Both have value, but its looking like a time share. 15. Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (101 YDS, 1 TD, 25 carries) and WR Julian Edelman (90 YDS, 1 TD, 7 touches) were New Englands offensive leaders at Minnesota. Ridley had one 100-yard rushing game last season, but hes battling with Shane Vereen (40 YDS, seven touches) for playing time, so any optimism has to be cautious. 16. Giants TE Larry Donnell (7 REC, 81 YDS) had another productive game for the Giants, giving him 12 catches for 137 yards (on 17 targets) through the first two weeks. Last season, Donnell finished with three catches for 31 yards (all in Week Two vs. Denver), so he is becoming a viable contributor, albeit as part of a struggling Giants offence. 17. Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was a surprise scratch, with a shoulder injury, so Drew Stanton (14-for-29, 167 YDS) steered the Cardinals offence against the Giants. 18. Bills RB C.J. Spiller (78 YDS, 13 touches, 102-YD kick return TD) and Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins (8 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD) had big days in Buffalos surprisingly easy win over Miami. 19. Jets WR Eric Decker (5 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD) suffered a hamstring injury against Green Bay. Jeremy Kerley (3 REC, 22 YDS, 8 targets) was the only other Jets player to be targeted more than three times by QB Geno Smith. 20. Browns ILB Karlos Dansby (12 tackles, 1 sack), Cardinals DE Calais Campbell (10 tackles, 1 sack), Falcons ILB Paul Worrilow (14 tackles), Dolphins OLB Jelani Jenkins (14 tackles), Jaguars FS Josh Evans (14 tackles), Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson (11 tackles, 1 FR), Titans SS Bernard Pollard (11 tackles, 1 sack), Bills OLB Preston Brown (13 tackles), Cowboys ILB Rolando McClain (7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT), OLB Donta Hightower (8 tackles, 2 sacks), Cardinals ILB Larry Foote (8 tackles, 1 INT), Panthers DE Mario Addison (3 tackles, 2.5 sacks), Bengals SS George Iloka (1 tackle, 2 INT). Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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