Lions vs. Titans – Part 1: Execution mistakes but not clock mistakes.

In reviewing the Lions/Titans game in which 46 points were scored in the 4th quarter, the issue wasn’t bad clock management decisions (in fact the Lions did a masterful job of using their timeouts to get the touchdown that made it 41-34 with 20 seconds left).  The real issue was poor execution/mistakes.  The Titans got three touchdowns on long plays that didn’t use any clock.  The 105 yard kickoff return.  The 71 yard pass from Jake Locker to Nate Washington.  And the 72 yard fumble return.   The Lions were able to move the ball down the field at will on their second to last drive.  The onside kick recovery by the Lions.  And of course the hail mary.