Rapid Reaction: Three up, three down from Titans big win over Colts

After losing in embarrassing fashion two weeks ago, the Titans returned the favor against the Colts this afternoon.

Three Down:

Kalif Raymond: I’m not really sure what Raymond does for the Titans anymore. He caught 0 passes on Sunday and has just 9 receptions on the season. He does not provide any sort of spark in the return game, either. In fact, he’s pretty brutal returning kicks for a guy as fast as he is.

Going forward, Desmond King should be returning punts and Cam Batson returning kicks. Those guys are new, and they will at least threaten to break off a long return.

The Colts: You absolutely love to see it. After giving up more than 100 yards to Henry a few weeks back, they gave up over 100 yards and three touchdowns to King Henry in the first half in this game.

Yes, the Colts have injuries, but their injuries are no less impactful than the ones the Titans have already suffered. After the first two drives, Philip Rivers and Co. really struggled to get anything going on offense, and the defense couldn’t contain the Titans’ attack. Here’s hoping if these two teams meet in January, that the Titans and Colts can replicate this performance.

Will and Sarah, the newlyweds: Who gets married at a sporting event, much less a Colts game? I’m sorry, Will and Sarah, this is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. On what is supposed to be the biggest day of your life, you placed your fate in the hands of Philip Rivers to deliver a win? Sad.

They got what was coming to them here, with a gigantic blowout loss. So, congratulations to the newlyweds, their marriage can literally only go up from here.

Three Up:

Derrick Henry: There are no words for Henry’s performance on Sunday, so I’ll just post some of his highlights below. What a freak. When he’s on like he was today, no mortal can stop him.

The Offense: Pick one of the starters on offense and chances are they had a good day. Henry was awesome, A.J. Brown had 2 TDs, Corey Davis had 70 yards, Ryan Tannehill threw for 10 yards per attempt and had a passing and rushing TD.

Art Smith continues to show he is one of the best scripted play-callers in the league, opening the game with a TD, and then he kept the pedal to the metal. When the offense is humming like it was today, this team can beat anyone.

The Defense: It’s no secret this unit has struggled mightily this year, but today they showed up from the third drive on. Giving up 26 points in total is pretty good, but especially when 12 of those were in garbage time. Jeffery Simmons, Macolm Butler, Harold Landry, and Breon Borders all continued their good play. David Long stepped in for the injured Jayon Brown and had a solid game as well.

The key to this team going anywhere in the playoffs is the defense, so hopefully they will be able to keep it up against Baker Mayfield and the Browns a week from now.

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.

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