NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Coach Mike Munchak sees plenty for his Tennessee Titans to clean up. Making those adjustments is a lot easier coming off a victory.
The Titans now are 2-1 despite racking up 10 penalties for 110 yards in the first half of their 20-17 win over San Diego. Munchak said Monday they might have had a comfortable lead instead of needing to drive 94 yards for the winning touchdown if not for all the penalties.
The Titans did clean up their play with officials flagging them only once in the second half. But Tennessee has been penalized 20 times for 186 yards over the past two games. Munchak said a couple flags against San Diego were very questionable, including some the Titans didn't get called against the Chargers.
``We have to go out there and play smart,'' Munchak said.
That might be easier said than done for receiver
Munchak defended Britt over a block in the back on a defender when teammate
Still, the Titans like what they see with the New York Jets (2-1) visiting Sunday for the second in a three-game home stand.
They are only the fifth team in the Super Bowl era not to turn the ball over even once during the first three games of the season. The Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) became the fourth last week and visit the Titans on Oct. 6 to wrap up this home stand. The Titans are plus-5 in the takeaway-giveaway category, fourth in the NFL.
The best part of the game for Tennessee was the 94-yard drive with no timeouts.
The Titans ran the ball so much through the first two games it looked like they were trying to protect
Locker finished with 299 yards passing, and he ran for 68 yards and another TD. Munchak said he was proud of how Locker played.
``It's just mental mistakes,'' Walker said. ``It's all of us, all 11 people on the field. We got to cancel our mental mistakes and penalties. We're shooting ourselves in the foot most of the time.''
NOTES: Walker had a walking boot on his left foot for what Munchak called a toe issue, and the tight end had an MRI. But he said he will be fine. ... RB