The Tennessee Titans head into a pivotal matchup with the Green Bay Packers, who just snapped their five-game losing streak. Tennessee is 6-3 and firmly in first place in the AFC South, but will need to continue winning to keep pace with other divisional leaders for playoff seeding.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been in and out of the lineup recently and suffered an ankle injury last week in the win over the Denver Broncos. Backup Malik Willis has been ineffective as a passer, but which one will be the starter?
Ahead of gametime, Tannehill is on track to play. Despite suffering the ankle injury and having to alter his practice schedule a bit, he should be good to go tonight against a solid Packers defense.
The Packers are desperate for wins, as they need to begin climbing back into the NFC North, so the Titans will have a challenge on their hands and need all hands on deck.
Derrick Henry is good enough to shoulder the load and has done so when Willis has had to start, but against a quality opponent, Tannehill is needed in the lineup.
Tennessee Titans’ Ryan Tannehill’s stats in 2022
Tannehill has been unable to suit up twice this season, in games against the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. So far, in seven games, he has completed 62.6% of his passes.
He’s thrown for 1,352 yards and eight touchdowns to just three interceptions. The Titans are 5-2 in games he’s started, 1-1 in his absence.
Tannehill isn’t going to win games on his own as that’s not how the team is built. With a glaring hole at wide receiver, they will depend on Henry to carry the load, something he has done time and again in his career.
They’re counting on Tannehill not making mistakes and keeping the game clean, something he’s also been good at in his career. Look for the gameplan to stay much the same, even with their starting quarterback back in the lineup.