The Tennessee Titans had heard all the hype about the Cleveland Browns and bought none of it on Sunday.
Instead, it was the Titans who turned in a complete performance to administer a season-opening 43-13 pounding in the Dawg Pound.
“We like being under the radar. They were who we thought they were. If you want to crown them, crown them. They still have play football. Today we showed that we play better football,” said tight end Delanie Walker, who channeled former Cardinals coach Denny Green when asked about the Browns’ hype following the game.
After allowing the Browns to score a touchdown on the game’s first drive, the Titans dominated pretty much the rest of the game, saving most of their best work for the second half.
The Browns aided and abetted the Titans by committing 18 penalties for 182 yards and getting two players ejected from the contest.