8. Tennessee Titans
Everything is more difficult for the Tennessee Titans without Derrick Henry. While they did score a 20-0 win over the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars, they still left a lot to be desired.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had just 191 yards passing on 20-of-31 attempts. Their top runner finished with 47 yards as D’Onte Forman needed 13 carries for that total. Tannehill was second with 29 yards on four rushes with a touchdown but they need more consistency there.
They could also stand to get healthier at receiver. A.J. Brown is still not back but they did have Julio Jones for the first time in several weeks. Jones finished with 33 yards on four receptions but the No. 1 pass-catcher in terms of yards was Geoff Swaim with 45 on three catches. When that’s your top receiver, it’s not ideal — no offense meant to Swaim, of course.
Defensively, there was hardly anything to criticize this weekend. Trevor Lawrence was held in check all game and the running game netted eight yards. Yes, you read that right, the Jags had eight yards rushing on the day.
We can say all we want that this wasn’t a huge win since it was against Jacksonville but Tennessee needed this. It stopped the bleeding after a two-game skid and gives them some breathing room in the AFC South.