Tennessee Titans: Analyzing top 5 plays from Week 1 win
4. Derrick Henry’s 75-yard touchdown
Derrick Henry took advantage of an overly aggressive defense after Browns defenders fell for a beautiful play fake by Mariota that drew everyone to him, which led to him tossing it over their heads to a wide-open Henry.
The Titans running back went on to use his severely underrated breakaway speed and went 75 yards untouched for a touchdown that helped put the team up 22-13 in the third quarter.
Although Henry went untouched on the play, he had plenty of help along the way. Incumbent left tackle Dennis Kelly showed great awareness as he ducked his 6-foot-8 frame just enough to allow the ball to get to Henry.
Left guard Rodger Saffold remained patient on the play and made the eventual key block on linebacker Christian Kirksey that ultimately broke Henry free.
No blocker showed greater effort on the play than receiver Corey Davis, as he hustled all the way down the field as a lead blocker to help ensure that no one would get their hands on the former Heisman winner.
This was the first of many haymakers that proved to be too much for the team from Cleveland.