Tennessee Titans: Winners and losers from Week 12 win vs. Jaguars
Winner No. 3/Loser No. 2: Dennis Kelly
When an offensive linemen gets a touchdown, it’s very hard to jot him down as a loser.
Unfortunately, Dennis Kelly earned this distinction. On the first play of the second quarter, Kelly was filling in for an injured Taylor Lewan, and got absolutely worked by Yannick Ngakoue.
Ngakoue would then strip Ryan Tannehill of the football and would eventually recover it, ending a very promising Titans drive that had landed them inside the Jaguars red-zone.
Kelly getting a touchdown in the second half did atone for the mistake somewhat, but an offensive lineman’s job is to block, not score touchdowns, and on a crucial red zone play, Kelly failed in his main job.
Kelly, usually one of the better reserve offensive linemen in the league, is in the final year of his contract, and if he plans on staying in Nashville beyond this season, plays like that are counter-productive.