2 Titans takeaways from shocking comeback win over Seahawks
After getting blown out by the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, the Tennessee Titans knew they had some serious adjustments to make prior to their Week 2 match-up against the Seattle Seahawks. Even though they dug themselves into a deep hole early on, the Titans fought hard to overcome a double digit deficit and pulled off a shocking comeback win against the Seahawks.
This win was a big statement for the Titans and showed that they have the skill and will to rally their way to a big win on the road. Looking to capitalize on their success from Week 2, the Titans are looking to nab their second win of the season against the Colts next Sunday when they return to Tennessee. Let’s now take a look at the two biggest takeaways from the Titans shocking comeback win over the Seahawks.
Titans Week 2 Takeaways
The Titans are starting to click on offense
Coming off a sluggish performance during their Week 1 match-up against the Cardinals, Ryan Tannehill pulled a 180 and brought his A-game against the Seahawks by going 27 of 40 on 347 yards passing for the day while forming a stellar quarterback/wide receiver combo with Julio Jones who added 128 yards receiving on six receptions.
Jones played an incredible game on Sunday and had a timely touchdown that was questionably overturned. After putting up big numbers on Sunday, it’s safe to say that he is slowly but surely finding his footing in the Titans offense. AJ Brown also contributed with 43 yards receiving on three receptions.
Even though it wasn’t his best game, it can definitely be expected that his numbers will go up as the season progresses. It’s also only been two weeks, and there’s no doubt that the Titans will continually improve with each game they play. So the rest of the league better watch out cause these Tennessee Titans are hungry and determined to climb the ranks of the NFL.
The Seahawks had no answer for Derrick Henry
As the driving force behind this team’s success, it cannot be understated that the Titans are truly unstoppable when Derrick Henry is playing at his absolute best. After the Seahawks built a two score lead on the Titans and all seemed lost, Henry went off and torched their defense by posting 182 rush yards on 35 carries to go along with three touchdowns.
He also added 55 receiving yards on six receptions and singlehandedly picked apart the Seattle defense when he lead the Titans to an unlikely comeback and helped them earn their first win of the season. There’s no denying that the Titans were in dire need of a big win and with Henry’s historic performance on Sunday, they got exactly that.
As a multi-skilled power back, it can definitely be expected that Derrick Henry will be having more big games like this as the season goes on. Especially now that their offense is starting to become a more cohesive unit with each game they play together. If the Titans are to have another big season, then Henry will have to play MVP-caliber football every weekend for them.