Titans force 3 turnovers, beat Ravens 26-13

September 18, 2011 - 3:10 PM
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Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin, left, in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Hasselbeck threw for 358 yards and a touchdown, and the Tennessee Titans gave new coach Mike Munchak a big win in their home opener by beating the Baltimore Ravens 26-13 Sunday.

With the Ravens focused on stopping Chris Johnson, Hasselbeck attacked through the air. Kenny Britt caught nine passes for 135 yards and a TD, while Nate Washington caught seven passes for 99 yards. Rob Bironas also kicked four field goals as Tennessee (1-1) held the ball for more than 35 minutes and outgained Baltimore 432-234 in total offense.

The Titans also showed off their revamped defense.

They sacked Joe Flacco three times and hit him repeatedly while forcing three turnovers, including two interceptions. The Ravens (1-1), who looked so dominant in routing Pittsburgh 35-7 in their opener, forced only one turnover.