AFC South Power Rankings Week 4: Jaguars hold onto top spot tightly

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Tennessee Titans S Kevin Byard (31) and Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller (83). (Imagn Images photo pool) /

No. 3 team in AFC South ahead of Week 4: The Tennesee Titans

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Good news: The Tennesee Titans are no longer winless in 2022 after beating the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. Bad news: They can’t play the Raiders every week. Look, no team can afford to turn their nose up to getting a W but the truth is that Las Vegas is currently in a state of disrepair.

Having said that, it doesn’t matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, as it will count the same in the standings and the Titans showed in Week 3 that they still have plenty of talented pieces even though the injury bug knocked on their door earlier this year.

Running back Derrick Henry didn’t crack 100 rushing yards but managed to be productive, racking up 20 carries for 85 yards with one touchdown. On the other hand, Ryan Tannehill did just enough to help Tennessee win, going 19-of-27 for 264 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

The defense also did their part and did a good job of taking advantage of the Raiders’ lack of offensive cohesion. Safety Kevin Byard registered an interception and cornerback Amani Hooker forced a fumble. Still, outside linebacker Harold Landry’s production and leadership are missed. Also, the Titans are still waiting for outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who missed the game, to make a meaningful impact on the football field.

Dupree is trending toward becoming a free-agency bust but can you blame him for accepting an offer he couldn’t refuse? This one is on Tennessee for paying a premium for him and rushing him back even though he was coming off a serious injury.