To wrap it all up, the Tennessee Titans are a multiple offense that requires a DC to pick his poison on any given drive.
Unless you happen to have an elite front seven that can stop the run while also defending this dangerous play action attack, you aren’t going to be able to just play “your defense”. Much like the Baltimore Ravens can take what you give them, the Titans offense isn’t so limited or simple that you can ignore the major elements.
How will the Ravens choose to defend the Titans? Well, my guy tells me that they are going to take away Henry by using heavy personnel and loading the box.
If that is the case, then it is up to Ryan Tannehill to be able to identify what the defense is trying to do and attack it with play action passes.
The Ravens DBs are very good, so I don’t expect them to pay huge respect to A.J. Brown until the Titans make them so that is something to keep an eye on. For the most part though, I think this is a game where Derrick Henry makes the Ravens defense pay attention to him or he is going to make some big plays.
If that is stopped then it could fall on the shoulders of Arthur Smith and Ryan Tannehill to find the weakness and attack it like they did so many times this year.
Either way, this should be a really fun matchup between two great offenses.