There are players you could single out by name like Jonnu Smith, Khalif Raymond and Corey Davis, but the fact is that if you take out those two options then this ball game turns into Ryan Tannehill making plays.
The best example of this is the New Orleans Saints game.
Derrick Henry rested that game and the Titans had a skeleton crew available due to injuries and guys that they wanted to rest for an all-important Week 17 matchup with the Houston Texans.
Despite this, the Titans probably should have won that game if the referee had called the clear penalty on the Saints hit that ended up concussing Khalif Raymond who missed the next two games. (This isn’t opinion, this is something that the NFL has said was a mistake and it was essentially a 14 point play).
In this game, Tannehill passed for three touchdowns including a well designed play to Jonnu Smith for a 41-yard TD, an off script play to Tajae Sharpe for a 36-yard TD and an impressive play where he held onto the ball until the last minute to find Sharpe in the back of the endzone.
Tannehill carved that defense up and he did it without any threat of the running game and with Marshon Lattimore locking down A.J. Brown for the most part.
He has been incredibly impressive this season and despite throwing the ball only 15 times against the Patriots (because the decided to risk it all on Henry not being great) he managed to convert some key third downs and score the first touchdown of the game with a great pass under pressure to Anthony Firkser.
So, what does that mean for the game today?