In the last four games Jurrell Casey has four sacks, including a two-sack performance against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. That two-sack day was his most productive as a pass rusher since Week 2 of the 2018 season against the Houston Texans.
To say that Casey is playing his best ball in over a year is fair, so instantly I can tell you that the defensive line will be improved compared to the last time the Chiefs faced Tennessee.
Speaking of defense, Jayon Brown had hope that there was a chance that he could play against Baltimore even late in the week last week. I am cautiously optimistic that with an extra day of rest, maybe the Titans will get Brown back as well.
The third year linebacker has the ability to be a spark plug on defense and having looks where you can have him, Rashaan Evans and David Long on the field would be a lot of speed and aggression on the second level of the Titans defense.
Finally, say what you will about Corey Davis but he is still the Titans WR2. Against the Ravens he had a touchdown catch on the jump pass from Henry that was thrown high and behind Davis, so he needs some credit for going up and making that catch.
As a blocker, he sets up plays downfield to help spring A.J. Brown, Jonnu Smith and Derrick Henry on those huge plays. Don’t forget, we are just a year removed from him having nearly 900 yards last year and he actually increased his yards per reception this year from 13.7 to 14 as he quietly racked up 600 yards through the air.
Those are three players that all play around 80% of the snaps on their side of the ball. If they can play it will be a quietly big boost for the Titans.