The upcoming season of the NFL is one of the most anticipated, and this game is no exception. But before you go out and purchase your tickets, here are some tips to make the most of your visit. Here are three key takeaways from the Lions vs Titans 2012 matchup. These tips should help you make the most of Sunday’s visit to the stadium. Enjoy the game!
First, the Titans came to play like the underdogs. They had a 15-3 deficit at halftime, and a turnover by Matthew Stafford on fourth-and-seven inside the Titans’ 10 yard line forced overtime. Although the Titans won by one point, the impressive comeback of the Titans will be remembered. Despite the Titans’ misfortune, however, the lions were unable to make up for their deficit.
The Lions came back strong in the second half after two consecutive losses to the Titans. In place of injured Stafford, backup quarterback Shaun Hill engineered two scoring drives, one of which went 80 yards and ended in a touchdown. The Lions recovered an onside kick from Tennessee’s 46 yard line and a failed pass attempt. At the end of the fourth quarter, the game was tied.
The Titans began the second half with a strong start to their drive. The Titans were able to get into field goal range, but the Lions’ defense responded well, and made the game interesting. Tennessee spent the first half of the third quarter marching down the field, helped by a couple of dumb penalties by the Lions and a lack of pass coverage. The Lions held the Titans to fourth down, but a holding penalty on Gosder Cherilus ended the drive before it could reach the end zone. A 46-yard field goal attempt by Rob Bironas cut the Titans’ lead to 20-19, and the game ended with a score.
In the second half, the Titans scored the first touchdown, but the next two scores came in the fourth quarter. After LenDale White’s touchdown pass to Jake Locker of 71 yards, the Titans quickly took control of the game. Alterraun Verner stripped Pettigrew for a sack, and returned it 72 yard for another touchdown. The Titans won the game by eleven.
Both teams had several chances to score in this game, but the Lions’ play should have been the story of the game. They cannot continue to settle for field goals and allow teams to score big passes. Their special teams cannot allow the Titans to kick back 105 yards in the first play. But despite their shortcomings, the Titans’ offense is not without talent. With that in mind, there are three takeaways to remember in Lions vs Titans 2012:
The Titans’ placekicker had an 18 game streak of made field goals, before missing two in regulation. The Titans won the game-winning field goal. However, the Lions missed a golden opportunity to win the game when Hill messed up his attempt to draw the defense offside. The Titans’ offensive line held their own for most of the game.