Tennessee Titans offensive MVPs
Ryan Tannehill, quarterback
Ryan Tannehill tossed two interceptions in this one. You can argue that one of them shouldn’t be on him, but you know how those things go.
QB1 kept his head down and kept swinging despite a tough outing, and that’s all you can ask for from your signal-caller. You want to see how your leaders handle adversity, and Tannehill came through. He also threw three touchdown passes and picked up 56 yards on five carries. That was good for the team’s second-highest total.
Chester Rogers, wide receiver
Chester Rogers spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts, caught 111 passes there, and reached the end zone five times. Versus his former team, he helped set the tone by opening the scoring by snagging the game’s first touchdown.
He won’t admit it, but that had to feel good. Give Julio Jones an assist for picking up 16 on an early fourth-down attempt that set that one up.
Derrick Henry, running back
There weren’t any splash plays by the Tennessee Titans’ best player (we’ve come to expect him to make amazing plays look routine), but he was good enough and did what we’d want any running back not named Derrick Henry to do. He made timely contributions and helped keep drives going.
In all, he racked up 113 yards on 28 carries and added another 31 yards on three receptions. He also punched one in on a two-point conversion.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine/Jeremy McNichols
We talked about adversity, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine saw some. Overall, he had a good day. He had a costly fumble on a Titans red-zone drive, but he also scored his first touchdown, delivered the best celebration of the day, and drew a 30-yard pass interference penalty that led to Tannehill’s touchdown pass to Jeremy McNichols.
Westbrook-Ikhine finished with four catches for 53 yards and that TD.