The Tennessee Titans defenders weren’t shy about letting everyone know how physical and aggressive they played in a 16-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“You could see it in Ben’s eyes — he wanted to get back to that locker room pretty quick,” said defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, who had two sacks, via The Tennessean. “As long as we keep getting to quarterbacks, it’s going to be like that all year.”
Casey noticed the crowd was quiet after the Titans built a 16-2 lead in the fourth quarter.
“We made sure we put those Terrible Towels up their butts all day long,” Casey said. “They waved them at the beginning of the game, but they left pretty early.”
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who went 21-of-33 for 191 yards, was sacked five times and threw one interception.
The Titans held the Steelers to just 32 yards on the ground.
“We showed up and we showed out. But we have to do this week in and week out,” safety Bernard Pollard said. “Do we want to go undefeated? Yes, we do. It is realistic? Nah, not really.
“So we just want to continue to play and try and keep winning games. Yeah, this is a different Titans team from years past. We keep saying that, but we have to keep proving it.”