1:00 PM ET, September 22, 2002
One game doesn't make a player great, but I was surprised how well QB Tim Couch played. There is no QB controversy in Cleveland, Couch has established himself as No. 1. He's one of those players who makes his receivers look a lot better.Question on the Titans: Why the inconsistency from Steve McNair and the Titans?
When McNair is healthy, he's a terrific ballplayer. But when he's nicked-up, McNair will make some plays but he won't be as consistent. Similarly, a healthy Eddie George is very dominant. But when these guys are nicked up, you can be successful against the Titans' offense.
Eric Allen played 14 seasons in the NFL for the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Dawson had connected on 21 consecutive field goals, the second-longest streak in club history. That ended in the second quarter when he was wide right on a 52-yarder. Davis said his kicker should be mad at him for making him attempt the kick. ... Titans CB Andre Dyson's TD interception return was the team's first since Keith Bulluck against Dallas on Christmas Day 2000. But he hurt his hip breaking up a pass at the end of the first half and didn't return. ... Cleveland LB Brent Boyer hurt his left leg when Orpheus Roye rolled over him. X-rays were negative. ... Northcutt's punt return was the first allowed by Tennessee since Sept. 10, 1995, when Andre Hastings did it for Pittsburgh.
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