Tennessee Titans versus Colts: Top 3 subplots for Week 3’s game
2. How will the Tennessee Titans offensive line hold up?
Well, it’s no secret that Taylor Lewan had an absolutely abysmal performance in Week 1.
Lewan followed up that performance by… getting injured in warmups before Week 2 and not playing. Oh, and starting Guard Rodger Saffold also left Week 2 to injury. The Titans line has been beaten up so far in 2021, and they do not have an easy task in Week 3.
The Colts, for the past several years, have boasted a borderline-elite defense. This year, they’ve gotten off to a slower start, only collecting four sacks as a team so far. However, the Titans game would traditionally be the game where the Colts’ defense would pull it together and wreak havoc. Factor in the turmoil on the Titans’ line to this point, and it could be a repeat of Week 1 waiting to happen.
Perhaps surprisingly, Ty Sambrailo and David Quessenberry performed admirably in Week 2 as the starting tackles, allowing one combined pressure all day. It can be assumed Lewan will step back into the Left Tackle role, which theoretically should only improve the line more.
If the Titans hope to win this week, they will have to open up running lanes for Derrick Henry and keep Ryan Tannehill upright. That will be no easy task against this defense.