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Titans will look to run on Broncos

Ron Jaworski breaks down the "Monday Night Football" game.

Originally Published: November 15, 2007
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN Insider
The "Monday Night Football" (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET) matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Denver Broncos isn't going to be about the young quarterbacks as everyone expects. This game will be all about the running games and the defenses.

The Titans seem like they will have the better running game. Tennessee is led by running back LenDale White. He played extremely well in Weeks 7-9, when he averaged a little more than 27.2 carries and 112.1 yards per game. In those games, the Titans controlled the clock and ran down the throats of Houston, Oakland and Carolina for three consecutive victories. In last week's loss to Jacksonville, the Titans were simply behind and had to revert to throwing the ball, which is why Vince Young ended up with 41 passes and White had only eight carries.

This week, expect the Titans to get back to doing what coach Jeff Fisher traditionally has done: Run the ball and play strong defense. It has been the key to the Titans' success over the years, and it will be the key to their success this week against a weak Broncos run defense.

Ron Jaworski

NFL analyst / writer
Ron Jaworski is one of the most popular and knowledgeable analysts covering the NFL today. Since joining ESPN in 1990, the former standout NFL quarterback has covered the league from virtually every angle -- sideline reporter, game-site reporter, host and both studio and game analyst. From 2007-11, Jaworski occupied one of the most coveted positions in sports as a Monday Night Football analyst.