4 Tennessee Titans named to PFF’s ‘Week 12 Team of the Week’
Four Tennessee Titans made an appearance on Pro Football Focus’ “Week 12 Team of the Week.”
The Tennessee Titans’ Week 12 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars saw great performances from a lot of the team’s players, and some of them received some recognition from Pro Football Focus.
The Titans rolled the Jaguars by a score of 42-20 on the strength of 28 third quarter points that were scored in the span of eight minutes. Along with Tennessee’s offense, the defense also shined in the winning effort.
As a result, four Titans were named to Pro Football Focus’ “Week 12 Team of the Week.”
On offense, PFF recognized quarterback Ryan Tannehill, wide receiver A.J. Brown, and center Ben Jones on its “Team of the Week.”
PFF called Tannehill “the NFL’s best quarterback in Week 12” with his overall grade of 91.2, which was the second-best on the Titans in the game versus the Jags. Also per PFF, Tannehill’s adjusted completion percentage of 87.5 was tops in the league.
Brown, who finished with the top overall grade among Titans in Week 12 with a 91.4, also made the cut. An astounding 96 of Brown’s career-high 135 receiving yards were after the catch. As PFF points out, he forced two missed tackles and Tannehill had a perfect passer rating when targeting his rookie receiver.
Jones’ inclusion isn’t surprising, as he’s been having a great season at center for Tennessee with an overall grade of 71.8, which is above-average. It looks like the contract extension he received before the start of the season is paying off for the Titans, and Jones has remained the one constant on what has been a shaky interior of the offensive line.
Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was the only Titans defender to make the team. Jackson was second on the Titans with 12 tackles (one for loss), and he was sensational in coverage. The third-year pro is quietly having a great season, and he continued that in Week 12.
One player who can be considered a shocking omission from this list is running back Derrick Henry, who finished with 159 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s win. Henry surprisingly finished with a grade of 77.6, the fifth-best on the Titans offense.
In order to make this team, a player must have the highest PFF grade at their position. New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell reigned supreme there with a grade of 85.0.
Perhaps Henry’s lost fumble had something to with it, but we would have expected him to have earned a higher grade than that. Henry might not have made PFF’s list, but he’s certainly on the Team of the Week in our hearts.