Titans Key Performances:
Malcolm Butler, CB
This game solidified Malcolm Butler’s status as a potential Pro-Bowler for this season, even though there won’t be an actual Pro Bowl. With this being arguably his best season, Butler added to his impressive season with a fantastic game against a great matchup.
Malcolm Butler had the assignment of guarding D.J. Chark, who was selected to the 2019 pro-bowl. Chark is nearly 6’5″ and has the size advantage over a 5’11 cornerback in Malcolm Butler. During that matchup, Chark only had two receptions for 16 yards and was targeted nine times. A few of those targets were in the red zone, where Butler did an excellent job of being physical and deflecting passes thrown in his direction.
Butler also had a pretty impressive interception to add to his remarkable day.
Derrick Henry, RB
There is no doubt that the King was the best player on the field this past Sunday. It seems as if every time he plays the Jaguars, there are fireworks. However, Derrick Henry has never had a 100 yard game in Jacksonville before this game. So King Henry doubled the 100-yard mark on 26 carries with two touchdowns to go along with his performance.
The King put himself into good company with his performance on Sunday, vaulting him into a category of prestigious running backs. He is now the only running back in NFL history with four games of at least 200 yards and two touchdowns, passing Jim Brown, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Barry Sanders, who all have three games.
A.J. Brown, WR
While he did have one drop, A.J. Brown showed out against the Jaguars and had another highlight play. Brown was a part of the flea-flicker drawn up by Arthur Smith, that eventually ended up being a one-handed catch for the touchdown. It’s safe to say that he continues to impress Titans fans every day, making big play after big play.
It was great to see Brown have another big game, as it felt like he was in his head too much the last few games. While he did put up the numbers, there were many drops and fumbles, especially against Cleveland. Now, if the Titans could get their big three skill players to get going simultaneously, they would be a tough team to play.