Tennessee made a statement this weekend soundly defeating Detroit 46-25 and showed that they are getting into high gear as the regular season comes to a close and they sit atop the AFC South.
It’s getting old to keep writing about, but definitely not old to watch…just kidding it’s still awesome to talk about. Derrick Henry continues his dominance and posted yet another impressive stat line totaling 147 rushing yards, five receiving yards, a touchdown, and a two point conversion. Henry’s dominance on the field is not only fun to watch, the stiff-arm will soon be renamed ‘The Henry’, but also historic, as with this weeks’ performance he becomes just the fourth running back in NFL history to have back to back 1,500 yard, 15 TD seasons. With his record breaking performances, opposing defenses need to focus on him more which allows the rest of the offense to do what they do best.
Corey Davis showed up in a big way recording 110 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches. His most impressive play of the day was a 75 yard TD reception that was just beautiful to watch. If you missed it, I highly encourage you to go to Youtube and find it, he gets a dime thrown by Tannehill, but his performance after the catch is ridiculous. A.J. Brown had a quieter day with only 44 receiving yards but he did carry one of those in for a score. This was another impressive day for Ryan Tannehill, and if you started him in fantasy you were even happier as he logged 273 passing yards, 21 rush yards, three passing touchdowns, and TWO rushing touchdowns. I mean if the offense can keep this up there is no way they can get stopped in the postseason.
Now to my Bugaboo of the whole season, the defense. Yes, they had 3 takeaways on two forced fumbles and an interception by Kevin Byard, but they gave almost no pressure to Stafford and recorded zero sacks in the contest and allowed over 400 yards of total offense. The turnovers definitely helped overall, but the inability of the defense to get pressure on the quarterback will come back to bite them at some point. The Lions offense is not as potent as some of the teams they will have to face in the post season, so here’s hoping that the defenders can put something together and get more pressure in the pocket.
The Titans play the Green Bay Packers Sunday night which is truly going to be a test for the defense as Aaron Rodgers and his squad looked poised and ready for another playoff push. Tennessee will need another impressive offensive appearance if they are going to stand a chance in this one.