Tennessee Titans: Winners and losers from Week 15 loss to Texans
Loser(s) No. 4: The Secondary
There’s really just not many positive things that you can say about the Titans’ secondary in this game. They played awful for the most part.
Granted, the Texans have one of the best passing games in the league, and the Titans are still missing Adoree’ Jackson due to his foot issue, but the secondary gave the team no chance to win, consistently allowing Deshaun Watson to find the likes of DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills to go over the top for big plays.
Stills had two touchdown receptions over the top of defenders one-on-one, and at a certain point, they stopped double-teaming Hopkins, which led to him burning the Titans in the second half. That led to the go-ahead touchdown, and later a field goal to put the game away.
The Titans did come up with two interceptions, one being by Kenny Vaccaro on the opening drive of the game where he completely baited Watson into throwing to a seemingly wide open receiver. The other was by linebacker Jayon Brown off of a tip by Jeffery Simmons, so the secondary played no role in that.
With the Saints marching into Nashville next week, the Titans need Jackson to be healthy, and overall, they need to play much better than they did on Sunday.