It was a memorable 2020 for the Tennessee Titans.

They won the AFC South with an 11-5 record and entered the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

Derrick Henry won Offensive Player of the Year honors by rushing for 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The former Alabama running also became a First-Team All-Pro.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill also had one of his best NFL seasons with 3,819 yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

Unfortunately, their regular-season success did not translate to the postseason.

The Baltimore Ravens scored 17 unanswered points to turn a 10-0 deficit into a 20-13 upset.

Marcus Peters shut the door on Tennessee by intercepting Tannehill’s pass intended for Kalif Raymond.

Lamar Jackson ran for 136 yards and a touchdown in that upset.

Marquise Brown also had seven receptions for 109 yards.

Henry had one of his worst single-game performances in the season after finishing with just 40 yards on 18 carries.

With that disappointing loss, the Titans seem to be developing a trend revolving around Derrick Henry’s output.

Henry ran for less than 100 yards in three of their five regular-season losses last year.

In simpler terms, the Titans go where Henry goes.

The best example of this is the Titans’ season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

Henry had 58 yards on 17 carries in the 38-13 loss.

Chase Edmonds had five more rushing yards than him, and James Conner is just five yards short of Henry’s output.

Several factors lead to Henry’s poor production against the Cardinals.

But their offensive line can be the primary suspect for the catastrophic welcome to the 2021 NFL season.

They can’t block anything that moved during that game.

Woes All Around

Aside from Henry starting the season on a sour note, the Titans gave up six sacks, five of which from Chandler Jones.

Isaiah Simmons also added an interception for the Cardinals, while the team had two forced fumbles.

In contrast, the Tennessee defensive line was one of the NFL’s worst in creating pressure last season.

The same problems persist as they ended up with just two sacks.

The lack of a sustained pass rush from the Titans allowed Kyler Murray to throw for 289 yards and four touchdowns.

DeAndre Hopkins had six receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns, while Christian Kirk also scored on two catches.

On the flip side, the Titans’ offense also turned in a subpar performance as they converted only five of 14 third-down possessions.

A.J. Brown ended with four catches for 49 yards, while Julio Jones had three for 29 yards.

Kicker Michael Badgley missed a 46-yard field goal try, and the point after that succeeded Tannehill’s one-yard touchdown run.

Futility possessed all facets of the Titans roster, leading them to a devastating defeat.

They can’t afford to commit the same mistakes in Week 2 because Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will make them pay.

The Seahawks offensive line also has its share of problems, and the Tennessee defense must exploit those concerns.

Otherwise, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf will have a field day against the Titans secondary.

It’s time for Mike Vrabel‘s crew to bury the memory of that depressing defeat.

The Titans must revisit what made them successful last year and use those measures to put up a good fight.

This article first appeared on The Cold Wire and was syndicated with permission.

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