Titans safety Chris Hope, a one-time Super Bowl winner with the Steelers in 2005, knows that this Saturday’s game vs the Ravens is all about the phrase “one and done.” As in – one big mistake, and all the work the Titans did to get home field and build a great season could be gone in one three hour span vs Baltimore.
“You have to look at it from that perspective and go out every day and play like it’s your last time playing,” Hope said. “Take nothing for granted. You can’t get too tense or too scared.”
That’s exactly how the Titans have to play this game. The Ravens played the Titans tough the first time, and some think they should have won that game they lost on October 5th 13-10 in Baltimore. Joe Flacco, Ravens rookie QB has gotten better, and the Ravens run game with Le’Ron McClain and Wills McGahee is also playing well.
Another thing that Baltimore may have going for them is the past. They recall the 2000 season in which they upset the Titans in the Divisional round in Tennessee, and are hoping that they can pull off a similar upset Saturday.
Jeff Fisher says that the past is the past, and that what took place eight seasons ago now means nothing. “There’s been some great matchups,” he said. “It’s a great rivalry, but those things that took place in the past are really not going to have any impact on what’s going to happen.”
We shall see if that past rears its ugly head again this weekend.