Rapid Reaction: Three up, three down

The Cardiac Titans are at it again, this time taking the game to overtime before securing the win against the Texans. The victory keeps the undefeated season hopes alive as well as a nice division lead.

Three Down:

John McClain’s wellbeing: If you follow The Man in Black on twitter, you know he has some amazing tweets when the Texans are losing. See some of the best from Sunday afternoon. I hope the Texans continue to fail, but I hope John is able to retire soon for his own health.

Titans Defense: At one point in game, the Texans scored 16 straight points. It’s not all the defense’s fault, as seven of the points were scored due to a turnover-produced short field. Still, the defense needs to be better, especially against a team they had buried early in the game.

After Henry’s monster 94-yard TD run, the defense gave up a long TD less than a minute later and then a lead-extending TD in the last few minutes of the game. They have to be able to stop the bleeding.

Injuries: Taylor Lewan and Jonnu Smith both went down with injuries and it hurt the Titans. The first drive without Lewan, Tannehill was sacked and fumbled as a result of J.J. Watt’s rush on the left side.

In order to have success going forward, Lewan will need to return quickly. Hopefully he can come back soon.

Three Up:

Ryan Tannehill: Three touchdowns in the first half? Yes please. Ryan performed at his typical high level of play, and you wonder how Miami ever let this guy get away. Tannehill led what should have been two more scoring drives, but one FG was blocked and another was missed. When the Titans are in short-to-go situations… just go for it.

I do need to mention that Tannehill had an awful pick in the 4th quarter, with Kalif Raymond open downfield. It was the first interception in 9 games for the Texans.

Typical Tannehill, he rebounded, driving the ball down the field in the clutch to tie the game. The offense feels just about automatic at this point. He ended the game with 364 yards, 4 TDs and the one pick.

Derrick Henry: We all knew the big runs were coming. We saw an incredible 99-yard run a few years ago, and a phenomenal 5-yard run earlier this week against the Bills. So on Sunday, Henry met those two runs in the middle and took it 94 yards to the house.

The broadcast showed a stat indicating that there have been six performances since 2018 in which a player has rushed for over 200 yards. Henry has three of those performances. 22 carries for 212 yards, 2 TDs, and 52 yards receiving. Have yourself a day, king.

A.J. Brown: Two touchdowns for the second-year WR including the score to send the game into overtime. Five catches for 56 yards, and I’d imagine he’ll get even more involved on a day that Henry is not running buck wild on the opposing defense. What an absolute stud.

Author: Robert GreenlawBorn and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles "links guy" for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.


  1. Great wide receivers want the ball when the game is on the line ,,, HOF receivers catch the ball when the game is on the line ! AJ Brown is showing he’s a great one. Michael Irvin the HOF wide receiver with the Cowboys feels AJ Brown is going to be one of the best receivers in the NFL. Irvin knows good receivers. This is a fun team to watch and a great Tennessee Titan team.

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