It’s fun to think just how good the Titans could be if quarterback Marcus Mariota had a better-than-average receiving corps.
Regardless, the Titans are now 6-3 after continuing the Bengals’ 2017 issues. And it’s largely because Tennessee is still perfectly capable of getting things going on the ground. This was the case, as running backs Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray combined for 94 yards and two touchdowns. The two-headed punch is working.
Mariota was decent, although he took four sacks and was picked off once. But it didn’t matter so much, as his offense was able to completely dominate the time of possession — 40:09 to 19:51.
That spells a winner in our NFL power rankings.