2. Derrick Henry‘s hamstring
I have no doubt in my mind that if Henry’s hamstring was healthy the Tennessee Titans would have won the game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The obvious play was when the Titans threw the ball to Anthony Firkser inside the 5-yard line, only for it to basically be fumbled away even though it was ruled an interception.
In any other situation the Titans let Henry have first crack at that and then go from there, but that quick pass ended up being a 14-point play that killed an outstanding drive from Ryan Tannehill and the offense.
Not only red zone plays, but in general the Titans miss the threat of Henry as a guy who can take it 60 yards if he is given any space and he just looks a full step slower even in the open field.
I don’t know how they are going to heal his hamstring and get it any stronger than it was Sunday, but the medical staff and trainers will be judged heavily on their ability to get him ready to play.
If the Titans can get him healthy by Week 17 then I believe we may see him have one more big game like he does in December in the regular season, but that is a big if and it is one of the biggest question marks on this Titans team.