Tennessee Titans 2020 regular season awards
By Brady Akins
The ‘That’s Actually Hilarious’ Award
Beating The Buffalo Bills After 16 Days of No Football
The first real challenge of the Tennessee Titans season came in Week 5. After three games against teams that would go on to finish the season with a record below .500 an impromptu COVID-produced bye week in Week 4, Tennessee would have to face off against the undefeated Buffalo Bills– and they weren’t’ getting many favors heading into that game.
Because of the bye week, plus a few more continued delays to the game, the Titans hadn’t played a game of football in 16 days. Against a good team and over two weeks without any live playing time, the Titans had every reason to look rusty. But, uh, they didn’t.
Instead, they won. By a lot.
Derrick Henry Walk-Off TD vs Ravens In The Shape Of An L
Every so often, perhaps not often enough, our mundane human existence is gifted with a natural work of art that cannot be fully appreciated through mere words and must be personally experienced to understand it’s truest beauty.
Aurora Borealis. The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. And on November 22, 2020, Derrick Henry created another natural masterpiece for the world to marvel at. A 29-yard touchdown run in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens in which Henry handed Baltimore the L. Metaphorically, of course, but also literally.
Winner: Derrick Henry Direct-Snap TD Run in OT vs Houston Texans
A masterclass in sticking it to the opposing team. Every Sunday, a brand new team gets gashed by Henry. That’s a given in the modern NFL. But when a team gets gashed for 212 yards on the ground, it’s a bit funny. When a team gets gashed for 212 yards on the ground and a walk-off game-winning touchdown, when the ball was snapped directly to Henry, removing all mystery of who was getting the ball on that final play of the game, is objectively hilarious.