Heading into their Wild Card Weekend matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, the Tennessee Titans do not have any players on the final injury report. Can they use their health as an advantage to start off the 2021 NFL Playoffs? We break down the implications below.
Titans final injury report
Notable players on in-week report who were removed from final: A.J. Brown (knee, hand), Adoree’ Jackson (knee), Ben Jones (hamstring), Dennis Kelly (knee), Rodger Saffold (ankle)
How injuries may affect Ravens vs. Titans matchup
Given how much the Titans predicate their offense on the ground game and the play-action built off of it, the health of their offensive line is paramount. Center Ben Jones has quietly delivered his best season since joining the Titans and has helped create opportunities for Derrick Henry at the second level. Likewise, Dennis Kelly and Rodger Saffold coming off the injury report give Tennessee its full complement of starting linemen.
But while the ground attack serves as the crux for the Titans offense, A.J. Brown serves a major role as well. Despite missing multiple games in 2020, the talented wideout delivered his second straight 1,000-yard campaign and his first with double-digit touchdowns. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill targets Brown extensively on shot plays such as the 52-yard connection in the final minute of last week’s AFC South-sealing victory over the Texans.