By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
We’ll look back on the 2019 Tennessee Titans football season. The Titans went 9-7 during the regular season.
Tennessee pulled two upsets in their first two playoff games, as they defeated the New England Patriots 20-13 in their Wild Card game at Foxborough, Mass. The very next weekend, the Titans then defeated the top-seed Baltimore Ravens 28-12 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Their season came to an end in the Conference Finals, where they were defeated 35-24 by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Titans began the season with a win over the Cleveland Browns, before losing two straight games to the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tennessee rebounded with a win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4.
The team then lost back-to-back games to the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos. They were able to even their record at 4-4 with back-to-back wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tennessee began November with a loss to the Carolina Panthers, before defeating the Chiefs. The team then moved to 8-5 with three straight wins, including wins over the Jaguars, Colts, and the Oakland Raiders.
The Titans then lost two straight games to the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints. They ended their regular season with a win over the Texans.
Ryan Tannehill guided the team to a 7-3 mark as a starter in 10 games. He made 12 appearances during the season.
Tannehill — who had signed with the team as a free agent — went 201 of 286 for 2,742 yards. He had 22 touchdown passes and six interceptions.
Marcus Mariota also went 2-4 as a starter through six starts. He made seven appearances on the season. The former second overall pick struggled as he went 95 of 160 for 1,203 yards. He had seven touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Punter Brett Kern also threw two passes during the season.
Derrick Henry led the backfield with 303 carries for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. There was a serious gap between the second back, who was Dion Lewis, who had 54 carries for 209 yards.
A.J. Brown led the Titans with 52 receptions for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Corey Davis was second with 43 receptions for 601 yards and two touchdowns. Jonnu Smith was the leading tight end with 35 receptions for 439 yards and five touchdowns.
Adam Humphries also had a significant impact with 37 receptions for 374 yards and two touchdowns. Tajae Sharpe also had 25 receptions for 329 yards and four touchdowns.
Logan Ryan led the Titans defense with 113 tackles — and was one of three players, who had more than 100 tackles on the season. Rashaan Evans had 111, while Jayon Brown also had 105 tackles.
Harold Landry led the defense with 12 tackles for a loss. He also led the team with 14 quarterback hits. Cameron Wake was the only Titans player, who recorded a safety on the season.
Landry led the team with 9.0 sacks. Kevin Byard led the team with five interceptions, but Malcolm Butler was the lone Titans, who actually had a pick-six on the season.
Ryan led the defense with four forced fumbles. Landry, Jurrell Casey, and Marcus Mariota led the team with two fumble recoveries each.
Ryan had a team-high 18 pass deflections.
Kern had 78 punts for 3,672 yards. He averaged 47.1 yards per punt.
Throughout the season, the Titans used four different kickers. Ryan Succop, Cairo Santos and Cody Parkey were 8 of 18 in field goal attempts, while Succop, Santos, Greg Joseph, and Parkey were a combined 50 of 52 in extra point attempts.
Adam Humphries led the team with 12 punt returns for 78 yards. Kalif Raymond, Adoree’ Jackson, LeShaun Sims, and Rashard Davis also returned punts.
Raymond led the team with 18 kickoff returns for 403 yards. Darius Jennings, Jackson, and Smith also returned kick offs.
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