The Titans beat the Ravens because their coaching staff was petty.
In arguably the most exciting game of the early slate, the Tennessee Titans took the Baltimore Ravens down to the wire at M&T Stadium. A 29-yard touchdown run from Derrick Henry in overtime set Tennessee back to the Music City singing a happy tune with a 30-24 victory.
However, according to A.J. Brown, it was the Ravens’ coaches attitude that set the tone for the end result.
During pregame, there was a skirmish between the two sides due to the Titans standing at midfield on the crest. Words were said and apparently, Baltimore’s coaching staff actually told them the game was going to be “physical” on their part. Altogether, it left Brown stunned, but gave the team momentum to fight back.
“The coach just came over there and I was like, ‘Did he really?’ . . . I was just in the way. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Brown said according to Pro Football Talk. “I was trying to keep the peace, you know, because they’re coaches, not like they’re players. I was just trying to keep everybody calm and separate everybody and get ready to play. Things were heated.
“They definitely set the tone of the game. That’s when we what type of game it was gonna be, from right then.”
Brown’s score played vital role
It was Brown who set the tone late for Tennessee to surge back. In the fourth quarter, the second-year receiver was targeted by Ryan Tannehill but bulled down a handful of Ravens defenders for the 16-yard score. On the afternoon, Brown finished with four total catches for 62 yards.
The Ravens’ offense was lost in the second half after taking a commanding 21-10 lead to begin the third quarter. Lamar Jackson struggled late, throwing a costly interception to Armani Hooker to set up a field goal. Meanwhile, the defense allowed Brown and others to bully them to a victory.
If you’re going to talk smack, back it up. So far, Brown did his part and the Ravens coaching staff is nowhere to be found after three straight losses.