CLEVELAND (AP) - Matt Hasselbeck's fresh start in Tennessee has
the Titans off to an unexpected one.
The 13-year veteran quarterback, who left Seattle as a free
agent after a playoff-filled decade, threw three touchdown passes
in the first half and safety Jordan Babineaux returned an
interception 97 yards for a TD as the Titans thumped the Cleveland
Browns 31-13 on Sunday for their third straight win under
first-year coach Mike Munchak.
Hasselbeck picked apart Cleveland's secondary in the opening
half, throwing for 194 yards while helping the Titans (3-1) build a
The 36-year-old finished 10 of 20 for 220 yards - 26 on just two
completions after halftime.
The Titans were playing with heavy hearts. On Saturday, they
learned that Mike Heimerdinger, their beloved former offensive
coordinator known as "Dinger" died of cancer at 58.