Running backs: C
Tennessee’s rushing attack is ranked 12th in the NFL based on yards per game. Derrick Henry is averaging an acceptable 4.1 yards per carry and has found paydirt four times in total, three of which have come on the ground. We’d still like to see him cross the century mark in a game for the first time this season, but overall he’s been solid with what he has blocking for him.
Aside from the 75-yard touchdown reception in Week 1, Titans backs have not been good catching the football. Both Henry and Lewis have multiple drops, and Lewis in particular has not lived up to his billing as a good pass-catching back. He sports depressing averages of 3.2 yards per carry and 3.6 yards per reception.
It’s amazing that Lewis is still out-snapping Henry, and that will remain a constant as long as Henry continues to prove he can’t be relied upon on passing downs. Both of these backs have to improve in some areas, with Lewis having far more holes at the moment than Henry. If Lewis is going to keep getting significant snaps, he’s got to do better.