Thursday’s showcase in Pittsburgh was supposed to be a day the Titans showed they’re a real contender in the AFC playoff race. Instead, the Titans got walloped in the second half by a Steelers touchdown party in a 40-17 loss.
Marcus Mariota threw four interceptions. The Titans secondary broke down, allowing Ben Roethlisberger to complete 20 of 23 passes for 184 yards and three TDs in the second half. And the offensive line allowed five sacks and nine quarterback hits.
Thursday’s game illustrated the Titans remain a work in progress against the big-boy teams of the AFC.
For Tennessee players, however, the loss is best set aside, not contemplated as a macro-level referendum. Left tackle Taylor Lewan dismissed the idea that the Steelers were a measuring stick for the young Titans.
“I don’t really like to talk about measuring sticks even if we won,” he said, via the team’s official website. “I don’t like dealing with measuring sticks or this or that or the other thing. It is a loss. I hate to lose. Last year it was the thing we wanted to be in the position we are now. Now we got a
Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000878470/article/titans-lewan-on-loss-i-dont-like-measuring-sticks
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