All this doom and gloom is depressing. It was a bad game last night, but it does not wipe away the 4-0 start. A few observations--
1. On offense, the team found itself in a hole for the first time this year. Titans were playing D that gave up underneath stuff, not readily allowing some big plays so the team could jump back in the game. So needing sustained drives, too many mistakes-- drops penalties etc. Josh overcame it sometimes, like on the first TD drive. But then he started to force things to try and change the trajectory of the game, i.e., he tried too hard and that is when he makes mistakes. Still did some good things like TD pass to Yeldon--amazing throw-- but Titans scheme and falling behind did them in.
2. Mistakes. Too many short fields for the Titans. Got a lead and never had to get out of their comfort zone. Made them seem better than they are.
3. Defense was bad. They need to fix it. They have had stretches like this every year. I recall one 3 or 4 game stretch in mid-season 2017 including the Chargers where they gave up like 130 points in three games. Losing White in particular really hurt the schemes last night. I think they can get this defense back to mediocre, which should be good enough to make a run with the potential the offense shows.
4. It really was a piss poor game. But as somebody wrote above, it is never as good or bad as it looks. Need to see a better effort against KC, even if they lose. Get the Jets after that so 5-2 playing the Pats will be fine. That game will show us if the train is on the tracks. In the meantime, don't fret too much and enjoy the ride. Hell it seems the world is falling apart some days, keep football in perspective.