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Titans look to soar past sloppy start
Running back DeMarco Murray goes airborne for his first TD as a Titan, leaping over a potential tackle from Viking cornerback Terence Newman on Sunday. The spectacular somersault goes down as a 6-yard TD catch from QB Marcus Mariota.
Optimism was soaring last year when the Tennessee Titans thumped Tampa Bay, 42-14, to win their season opener. The Titans followed that by losing six straight.Two years ago, the Titans were ready to take the NFL by storm after claiming a 26-10 win over Kansas City in their season opener at Arrowhead Stadium. The Titans promptly lost their next four on the way to a 2-14 record.For a team that had won its previous three season openers, and never finished better than 7-9 during that span, perhaps the Titans season-opening loss to Minnesota on Sunday can be seen as welcome change.“Last year was last year,” said Titans RB DeMarco Murray when asked if he sees the team’s problems persisting.