Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) calls at play in the huddle in the first quarter of their game against the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 in Tampa, Fl. (GEORGE WALKER IV / THE TENNESSEAN)
By TERESA M. WALKER / AP Sports Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Titans want their preseason performance to carry over now that all the games count.
Tennessee gave up the fewest quarterback sacks, led the NFL with eight interceptions and topped the AFC in fewest points allowed. Darius Reynaud, the replacement for former Pro Bowl returner Marc Mariani, led the AFC on punt returns.
Now everyone's record is 0-0 and the New England Patriots will be a completely different challenge in the opener.
Coach Mike Munchak said Saturday that the production is something he hopes they can build off of, using a confidence built in the team's approach and individual among players. He says they had success in a lot of areas that were concerns after last season.