Defense Carries Titans Past Rams 28-16 for 5th straight Win

Matthew Stafford made two bad choices on snaps taken 20 seconds apart by Jeffery Simmons and Kevin Byard.

Byard then sprinted to the end zone while holding Stafford’s second interception of the game.

Defense Carries Titans Past Rams 28-16 for 5th straight Win

Defense Carries Titans Past Rams 28-16 for 5th Straight Win

The Tennessee Titans may need a new persona in their quest for the Super Bowl now that Derrick Henry will be out for the foreseeable future.

The Titans found out something about themselves in their first game without league rushing leader Derrick Henry.

They are a dominant defensive squad capable of forcing even Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams’ explosive passing offence into game-deciding mistakes.

Byard recovered Stafford’s second interception of the game 24 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and the Titans’ defence held on for a 28-16 win in a conference-leaders clash.

Defense Carries Titans Past Rams 28-16 for 5th Straight Win

Matthew Stafford made two bad choices on snaps taken 20 seconds apart by Jeffery Simmons and Kevin Byard.

Byard then sprinted to the end zone while holding Stafford’s second interception of the game.

The Tennessee Titans may need a new persona in their run to the Super Bowl without Derrick Henry.

Titans found it in their first game without NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry: they’re a dominant defensive team capable of forcing even Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams’ powerful passing offence into game-deciding mistakes.

The Titans Got a Decisive Stop on Downs Near Midfield

Despite the Titans’ defence nearly keeping the Rams scoreless for only the fourth time in 73 games under Sean McVay, Sony Michel grabbed a 3-yard TD pass with 24 seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Rams.

After a very even first quarter, the Titans’ defence made a huge difference in the second. Long intercepted the attempt and returned it to the Rams’ 2.

Unbelievably, Stafford threw a Hail Mary throw into the centre of the Rams’ defence to escape getting sacked and taking a safety.

After Byard returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, Geoff Swaim scored on a touchdown catch, and then Stafford threw an interception to Robert Woods down the sideline.

Conclusion

Titans defence led the way in a 28-16 win over the Rams in a conference championship game on Sunday. Kevin Byard scored a touchdown after returning an interception 24 yards for Tennessee.

Tennessee’s Jeffery Simmons recorded three of the team’s five sacks of Matthew Stafford, who threw back-to-back interceptions that led to 14 points for the Titans in the second quarter in their fifth straight victory.

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