The Titans vs. Giants game presents some very interesting storylines Sunday. This game has two teams that are struggling to find an identity in the 2010 NFL season, and which both really need a win on Sunday. Both teams are currently 1-1, and if they want to keep pace in their respective divisions, they will have to emerge from Sunday with a victory. The New York Giants seem to have an advantage in the game as they get to host it at the New Meadowlands Stadium, but their run defense is going to have to come up big to deal with Chris Johnson and Vince Young.
The Tennessee Titans seemed to have two different teams show up in their first two games this year. In week 1 the Titans blew-out the Oakland Raiders 38-13, and everyone on offense looked great. Then in week 2 the Pittsburgh Steelers came to town, and suddenly the Titans couldn’t do anything on offense. That will have to change on Sunday, as this Giants offense isn’t going to hang around and wait for the Titans. Vince Young has got to prove he should still be the starting quarterback, and the Titans have got to protect the ball. Turnovers were their downfall in week 2, and that cannot be duplicated in week 3.
These New York Giants seem to be a pretty balanced team, but their defense failed miserably against Peyton Manning and the Colts last Sunday night. The Giants lost 28-14, and it didn’t seem like they could do anything to stop the Colts. They looked much better in week 1 though, when the Giants beat Carolina 31-18 and Eli Manning had an extremely productive week for the team. Manning has nice season numbers of 424 passing yards and five touchdowns through the first two weeks, but he might need a nice 300 yard passing game against Tennessee to ensure they have a chance to win this game.
One of the most interesting stats coming into this game is that the Tennessee Titans have the best passing defense so far in 2010. The Titans have only given up an average of 85.5 passing yards in their first two games, an amazing stat that is coupled nicely with their 125.5 rushing yards per game on offense. It means they chew up the clock on offense, giving their defense time to rest and play havoc with the opposing quarterback. The Titans vs. Giants game will kickoff at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Sunday, September 26, and most will see it live on CBS.