i didn't expect much of anything going into this game today, and I was by no means suprised by the outcome. I had a pretty good idea of what the Titans were gonna do offensively. Most of their gameplan should and did involve Chris Johnson. He is a big play threat everytime he touches the ball. He can turn a simple swing pass into a 50+ yard touchdown like he has done so many times this season.
The Rams offense was pitiful today. No one had a good day on the stat sheet. With Marc Bulger and Kyle Boller both hurt the Rams had to turn to their No. 3 quarterback, rookie Keith Null. I hate to say it but in his first start he obviously "nullified" any chance the Rams had of winning today as he successfully completed 5 passes to Titans defenders. In his professional debut Null finished 27 of 43 for 157 yards with 1 touchdown and again 5 interceptions. His lone touchdown came in the 4th quarter with the Rams trailing 33-0 when he hooked up with tight end Randy McMichael for an 11 yard score.
Steven Jackson wasn't effective by any means. He had his worst game of the season as he only rushed for 47 yards on 19 carries. Jackson hadn't practiced at all during the week as he is nursing a back injury. In matter of fact in the past few games he hasn't practiced during the week but still started despite being questionable on the injury report. I give Steven Jackson slack for always showing up and giving his all no matter how bad the team is trailing.
The Rams defense looked overmatched today. Chris Johnson had a huge game offensively for the Titans. With 28 carries for 117 yards and 3 catches for 69 yards, he is going to be good for several years. His three touchdowns helped put this game away early. Vince Young and Kerry Collins each threw for a touchdown and Young added a 44 yard scramble in which he hurt his leg on. He didn't return for the remainder of the game.
All in all the Titans outgained the Rams 446 to 240 in the game and on 8 plays fewer. This Rams team has a tough blowout loss to overcome as they head home next week to take on the high powered Houston Texans offense.