The Titans offensive line was a slight concern heading into week 2. They didn’t look good in the preseason or week 1. They bounced back in a big way against Jacksonville in week 2. In fact, Shaun O’Hara of NFL.com ranked the Titans as the 2nd best unit in the league for week 2 behind the Raiders.
Here are part of his comments:
The offensive line did not allow a single sack or quarterback hit. (Yes, Marcus Mariota got sacked once, but I don't attribute it to the linemen, as Mariota had scrambled out of the pocket.) According to Pro Football Focus, the Jags only managed four QB hurries. The pass protection starts with Tennessee's bookend duo of Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin. These two former first-round picks continue to impress, comprising one of the best offensive tackle tandems in the game.
Did I mention that the Titans rushed for 179 yards? Second-year back Derrick Henry led the ground attack with 14 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown, but the most impressive aspect is that 59 of those yards came on nine fourth-quarter carries. In other words, Tennessee's "Exotic Smashmouth" gained steam as the game went along.
That’s more along the lines of what we expected from this unit this year. Hopefully this game is the first of many that they dominate this year.
They will need to be on their “A” game once again this week against a Seattle defense that is as talented as any in the league.