Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 9/22/13
With other things going on, no Enemy Intelligence this week. I sat down to try to write it, but got stuck. To me, this game boils down to something very direct: Can Philip Rivers operate effectively against the Titans' pressure? The past two seasons, he's been unusually skittish in the pocket. The big open question coming into this season was how much of that was Norv Turner's predilection for deep drops behind an offensive line that can't pass protect well. Through two games, Rivers (who's still relatively young at 31) has looked like the composed and excellent quarterback he was before 2011. Based on what they've done the first two games, the Titans will look to pressure Rivers. This is especially true with right tackle D.J. Fluker very likely out with a concussion and Mike Harris, who was godawful as a undrafted rookie last year, starting in his place. If pressuring Rivers works, the Titans could win like a 17-13 game. If it doesn't, there's a very strong chance this could be...
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