Top PFF grades: Defense
-Four of the five spots are held by members of the Titans’ secondary, with Kevin Byard grabbing the highest grade on defense while playing all 97 snaps. Byard caught an interception off a deflected pass in the first quarter that helped turn the tide early for Tennessee.
–Jurrell Casey‘s performance showed why he is the true definition of a star. Tennessee needed a big effort from their entire defensive line, and while the whole group certainly stepped up, Casey in particular was sensational. The veteran totaled two sacks, one of which displayed a sick spin move, while the other forced a huge fumble that led to points.
-Could the addition of Tramaine Brock be going any better? The veteran corner has been invaluable to this defense and has filled in the role that Malcolm Butler left vacant when he went on injured reserve.
–Adoree’ Jackson was all over the place on Saturday night and made multiple pass breakups to stifle Lamar Jackson and Co. There’s no telling where this defense would be if his foot injury had lingered into the playoffs. He is really coming into his own.