In about the least important thing that happened in the game, the Tennessee Titans lost the the Cincinnati Bengals 27-19 at Paul Brown Stadium. Missed field goals helped make the scoreline less flattering to the Titans than it should have been, but once again the first-team defense struggled against the opposing first-string offense.
1. Jake Locker actually played pretty well. He finished 12 of 20 for 116 yards but had a couple drops and another catchable pass not be completed. Most of the passes didn't have a high degree of difficulty, but it was a less checkdown-filled performance than last week.
2. Damian Williams got most of his snaps against second-teamers, but he stood out against them in the same way I thought Antonio Johnson did last week.
3. Shonn Greene and Jackie Battle both ran hard. Greene in particular looked good with 1's v 1's.
4. The defense got some pressure on Andy Dalton early, including a strip-sack by Jurrell Casey where he just took the ba...