KEY PLAYER FROM GAME
Two words. Derrick. Henry.
DeMarco Murray has looked just okay through the first two weeks of the season and while he is apparently still nursing a hamstring injury, this allowed Derrick Henry to come in this past week and take over the show. Henry had 14 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown. Henry averaged 6.6 yards per carry and it seemed like the offense was more consistent and fluid when he was in the game. The Jags defense struggled to bring him down and it hurts other defenses as well when the Titans have a guy like Henry who tends to fall forward when he gets hit. Henry played a big role in the Titans victory this week making him the key player of the game.
GAME RECAP AND ANALYSIS
It was a sloppy start to the game for both teams as neither Marcus Mariota or Blake Bortles were playing well in the first half. Both teams traded field goals in the first quarter before the Titans made another field goal to go into halftime with a 6-3 lead. The second half, however, for the Titans, was a completely different story. Both the offense and defense came out firing with the offense scoring 17 points in the 3rd and the defense creating multiple turnovers (3 total in the game). The offense continued to fire away in the 4th quarter scoring another 14 points and a combined 31 total in the second half. Mariota and the offensive line played better in week two with Mariota going 15-27 for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The offensive line allowed only one sack (which is great after Jacksonville had 10 team sacks last week) and helped lead the team to 179 rushing yards. Although the final score was 36-17, the Titans played more of a softer defense later in the game making the score seem a little closer than what the game actually was.