Through three weeks, the Tennessee Titans have experienced a rollercoaster ride.
In Week 1, the Titans narrowly lost 16-15 to the New Orleans Saints but came back in Week 2 to beat the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime.
However, Week 3 was a low moment as they lost 27-3 to the Cleveland Browns and raised more questions about the roster.
Ryan Tannehill has seemingly taken a step back as a quarterback, but the more concerning player is Derrick Henry who hasn’t looked like himself.
Against the Browns, Henry had one of his worst performances in years as he managed just 20 yards rushing on 11 carries.
The star running back isn’t making excuses for himself, though, and said that his game against Cleveland gave him more motivation for this week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals via Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
“Last weekend, it was rough. We didn’t have much success. … But at the end of the day, I am always going to be locked in; I’m always going to be focused on my job and what I have to do. I am going to go out there and play my best,” Henry said.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 30, 2023
It was almost jarring to see Henry get stuffed at or behind the line of scrimmage so many times against the Browns and after falling behind by double digits the Titans were forced to try and catch up through the air.
While Henry doesn’t appear hampered by any sort of injury, his lack of production is an issue as Tennessee’s offense has depended on his running ability to get them into advantageous positions on the field.
On the season, Henry is averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry which could be attributed to poor offensive line play and his diminishing athleticism.
Cincinnati has their own struggles to deal with, but they’ve got more than enough to give Tennessee issues if Henry isn’t able to recapture his form.NEXT: Titans Update DeAndre Hopkins' Status Ahead Of Sunday Game