3. Will the Tennessee Titans’ best player make his presence felt early?
It’s no surprise to anyone familiar with the Titans, but Derrick Henry getting off to a hot start is crucial to the teams’ success.
Henry struggled mightily early in Week 1 against a tough Arizona defense, and never got it going. The Titans would go on to lose that game in ugly fashion, and the offense never looked right.
In Week 2, Henry also got off to a slow start. After halftime, however, Henry exploded. The King would end up with 182 yards on the ground and 3 TDs, in typical Derrick Henry fashion. This was undoubtedly a big reason why the Titans were able to come back and defeat the Seahawks.
Let’s take a look back at how Henry performed against the Colts in 2020. In Week 12 of last season, Henry ran for 178 yards on the ground in a win against Indy. In Week 10, Henry rushed for 103 yards (a bad game by his standards), and his team lost.
Suffice it to say, if Henry has a big game rushing, the Titans have a great chance to win. If Henry is stifled early, the Titans will have a tough time getting the offense going against a stingy defense.