Print the word “STATEMENT” in all caps and bold letters. The Tennessee Titans put the rest of the NFL on notice Tuesday night after skinning the Buffalo Bills for their undefeated pelts.
The win amounted to a 42-point, Bud Adams double bird, aimed at every critic that insinuated the procedural mishandling of the team’s COVID-19 outbreak, and every player and fan who complained about the outbreak causing schedule changes.
Can you tell I’m pumped?
The Titans finished the first quarter of the season in style, with a perfect 4-0 record. The team, led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, broke the franchise’s first-quarter-of-the-year scoring record Tuesday night (121 total points – Houston Oilers, 1989) with 122 points through four weeks.
Needless to say, the offense has been a decent surprise, yet, there have been some big disappointments thus far, too, and that list includes a big-name superstar.
Apart from Tuesday night’s red zone efficiency (6-for-6), nothing has been perfect. Asking for absolute perfection would be unreasonable, but seeking improvement from certain players and/or positional groups is justifiable.
Let’s take a look at the biggest disappointments and surprises from the first quarter of the season.