Why Tennessee Will Win the AFC Divisional Round
Tennessee isn’t screwing up.
There were the four giveaways in the strange 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 15, but that’s been about it for the big mistakes since giving up nine against Houston and New England back in late November.
Don’t dismiss the rest value here – being a 1 seed means even more than ever.
Cincinnati got to chill out the stars against Cleveland in Week 18, that was an emotion and – in the end – physical game against the Raiders. The Bengal run D only allowed 103 yards on the ground, but Josh Jacobs and the ground attack started to get pounding late.
Tennessee having that extra week for the No. 2 run D in the NFL – and giving King Henry a little while more to get that foot healthy – might be just enough.
Even without 22, D’Onta Foreman and the running game have been great, Ryan Tannehill is starting to find more with AJ Brown rising up late and Julio Jones emerging in Week 18.
How do you combat the Bengal offensive pop? Start running early with all the backs available – all the better if Henry get provide ten good carries – and then rely on the rested and prepared defensive backfield to take care of the rest, because …