Not many people expected much of anything from the Titans this year. But in Week One, there was plenty for Tennessee fans to like.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker completed 22 of 33 passes for 266 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Titans took it to the Chiefs, 26-10.
Although both teams got off to a slow start offensively, Tennessee ended up moving the ball effectively for most of the game, and the Titans didn’t turn the ball over. It wasn’t a spectacular game for Tennessee’s offense, but it was solid.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was something less than solid. Smith threw three interceptions (two to Jason McCourty and one to Michael Griffin) and managed just 202 yards on 19-for-35 passing. Jamaal Charles was also ineffective, with 19 yards on seven carries and another 15 yards on four receptions.
Week One is too soon to draw any big conclusions about either of these teams, but the Chiefs -- last year’s biggest surprise -- made last year look like a fluke. The Titans looked like they could be a pleasant surprise this year.