The Tennessee Titans embarked on a challenging journey to London, facing the Baltimore Ravens. However, injuries, as Head Coach Mike Vrabel acknowledged, and red zone struggles proved to be their adversaries in this overseas matchup. Let’s dissect the Titans’ experience in London.
Tannehill’s Injury: The Titans faced an unexpected setback when their quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, was forced to leave the game due to injury. As Vrabel noted, “I wouldn’t say that would be something that — let’s find out what’s going on with Ryan.” This injury significantly impacted the Titans’ offensive game plan and introduced an element of uncertainty into the match.
Red Zone Woes: One recurring issue for the Titans this season has been their struggles in the red zone. As Derrick Henry emphasised, “Executing is all it comes down to.” Against the Ravens, they had multiple opportunities to score touchdowns but settled for field goals instead.
Defensive Efforts: Despite their challenges, the Titans’ defense put up a valiant effort. Mike Vrabel acknowledged their performance, saying, “The last couple drives, yeah, we’re throwing the football.” They made crucial stops and kept their team in the game, especially during the second half when the Titans began to gain momentum.
Outlook After the Bye: As the Titans head into the bye week, they are given an opportunity to regroup, recover from injuries, and make necessary adjustments. The team remains optimistic about their prospects for the remainder of the season.
While the Titans faced challenges in London, they looked ahead to the bye week as a chance to reset and refocus. The team’s resilience and commitment to improvement will be key to turning their fortunes around.