1. Jack Conklin vs. Von Miller
Denver Broncos outside linebacker, Von Miller, is the best player in this game, and it’s not up for debate.
Miller has slowed lately, only posting two sacks through the first five games, but the Titans offer up an almost league-leading 22 sacks allowed. It’s hard to imagine that Miller isn’t chomping at the bit.
For Titans fans, the only hope is that on Sunday his initial explosion off the line might pull a muscle. I mean, the Titans’ offensive line has shown nothing to warrant any confidence in their ability to slow down a pass-rush, never mind an elite pass-rusher.
Titans RT Jack Conklin will need to be on his “A” game. Through 5 weeks, Conklin has posted a rating of 71.5, per PFF, good for 15th-best in the league.
And yet, on film, it seems like he is struggling. This is more than likely the result of the right guard shuffle the coaching staff has choreographed, however the Titans need to see more out of Conklin, especially if guard Kevin Pamphile returns to the starting lineup.