Maybe Kenny Britt should get into bar fights every week. After all, it’s not like he needs to start to put up massive numbers on Sunday.
Britt, benched at the start of the game for four series by Jeff Fisher for his role in a fracas at a tavern early Friday morning, caught seven passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the Titans’ 37-19 victory against the Eagles. That’s the high for receiving yards in a game this season and it is the fifth-best total in franchise history.
Britt caught a 26-yard touchdown pass on his first series in the game to give the Titans a 7-3 lead. The Eagles led 16-10 in the fourth when Britt really took over. He caught an 80-yard touchdown from Kerry Collins, who was fairly dismal when not tossing the ball in Britt’s direction, and then added a 16-yard score that he set up with a 21-yard reception earlier in the drive.
The Titans had 328 total yards on offense, which tells you just how big a role Britt played but he has some help in the hero column. With the Eagles leading 16-7 in the third quarter, Jason Jones blew up a would-be running play by LeSean McCoy at the Titans’ three-yard line. The handoff never got completed, Alterraun Verner fell on the ball and Britt had his chance to shine.
It’s fitting that those two players were so essential to the victory. They’ve been the breakout stars for the Titans this season. Jones has been a crucial piece to their defensive front and Britt now has caught touchdowns in five straight games.