An easy win off the bye get things going in the right direction for the Titans, who need to come close to winning out in order to get the 1 seed back.
Ryan Tannehill Haters: Did the stat line look amazing on Sunday? No. However, he took care of the football and make a bunch of really good throws. For a guy that was sacked four times and had receivers dropping passes right and left, it was more than good enough. We are treading close to “Leave Britney Alone” territory here with Ryan, but seriously, leave him alone.
Urban Meyer’s Job Security: Reports came out on Saturday that Urban Meyer had called his assistant coaches “losers” and made them prove their worth by reading their resumes. The Jacksonville team that showed up on Sunday looked like they had completely given up on their head coach. I cannot imagine that this marriage lasts beyond this season, which is a shame. I would love to see Urban coach in Jacksonville forever, because toxicity follows him wherever he goes. That was probably the last time Meyer coaches against the Titans, so I hope everyone appreciated it.
Pass Protection: I said it earlier, but the offensive line gave up four sacks on Sunday. That’s just not going to cut it. Coming up against Pittsburgh the Titans need to figure it out quickly because it could get ugly against a good defense.
The Defense: The Titans’ earned their first home shutout since 2000 by limiting the Jags to just 192 total yards including 8 rushing yards. A dominant effort that included four Trevor Lawrence interceptions. Not much more you can say about this group other than they took care of business. They’ll add four starters to the mix too, so watch out.
Rashaan Evans: I wanted to single Rashaan out because normally he’s not on the “up” part of these articles. However he played a terrific game on Sunday, just like he did against the Chiefs. It’s like the only time he plays well is when the Titans bring in someone to replace him (Cunningham this week, Avery Williamson the week before KC). Keep it up, Evans, the Titans need this level of play.
The need for offensive line help: It’s really a shame that Ty Sambrailo decided to call it quits because they could really use him about now. Rodger Saffold gets injured almost every game and the non-Ben Jones and Lewan OL are inconsistent at best. Dillion Radunz was inactive yet again which makes me question even more what his future holds. I imagine Jon Robinson will be very active in both free agency and the draft when it comes to offensive line help, which is a shame because they’ve drafted two tackles very high the last two years. The addition of line help should not overshadow the need for additional WR, however. Add both.