Tennessee Titans schedule: Studs and duds ahead of Week 5

Tennessee Titans, Mike Vrabel (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
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Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
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Tennessee Titans biggest winners from Week 4

Believe it or not, though they won’t do so because of the loss, there are a few Tennessee Titans that have nothing to hang their heads about. That won’t make this one sting any less, but these guys deserve game balls.

Derrick Henry, running back

We all know that Derrick Henry is brilliant, but now, we’re inching towards asking questions like is Tennessee beating him up for no reason? Is Derrick Henry wasting a lot of prime years on some average or bad football teams?

Ryan Tannehill, quarterback

Ryan Tannehill got beat up again. He was sacked seven times and hit on another 17 occasions.

Just seeing him play 100 percent of the snaps is admirable, but 30 completions on 49 attempts, 298 passing yards, and a touchdown pass that wrapped up a fourth-quarter game-tying drive while battling intense pressure all game long should silence anyone who believes that something is wrong with this man’s game.

Jeremy McNichols, running back

This was the Jeremy McNichols that we had hoped to see all season. With Tennessee’s top two receivers out, he led Tennessee in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (74). He also had one carry for 11 yards, not a bad day at the office.

Harold Landry, linebacker

Harold Landry, as always, was a bright spot in an annoyingly dreadful Titans defense. He racked up seven total tackles, including three for a loss of yardage, a sack, and an additional hit on Jets QB Zach Wilson for good measure.

Note: Give a tip of the cap to two more Titans receivers, Josh Reynolds and Chester Rogers, who filled in admirably in A.J. Brown and Julio Jones’ absences. Reynolds was a healthy scratch but helped move the chains in this one. That was encouraging to see.