Tennessee Titans extend winning streak to five in win against LA Rams, 28-16
Even without their featured running back leading the ground game, the Tennessee Titans continue to find ways to win. After Derrick Henry injured his foot in a Week 8 win against the Indianapolis Colts, the Titans season looked to be in vain. Coming into Sunday night's game, the Tennessee Titans tied for the third most injured roster in the entire league with 15 players inactive. However, after signing running backs D'Onta Foreman and former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson, the Titans regrouped and captured a win on the road.
With multiple players injured and a win hanging in the balance, it was the Titan's defense that stepped up. The defense sacked Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford five times and intercepted him twice. Linebacker David Long and Safety Kevin Byard recorded interceptions on Stafford, with Byard returning his interception for a pick-six. Defensive End Jeffrey Simmons sacked Matthew Stafford three times.
Despite a solid passing day from quarterback Matthew Stafford, his crucial interceptions cost the Rams the win. Stafford's interceptions came in the second quarter, which set the Titans up for an early 21-3 lead heading into halftime. Wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods accumulated huge numbers on the night with 11 catches for 95 yards and seven catches for 98 yards, respectively. Stafford finished with 294 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and two interceptions.
Now tied with the Packers and the Rams for the second-best record in the NFL, the Titans remain perennial Super Bowl contenders. The Titans look to continue their winning streak at home when they host the New Orleans Saints on November 14. The Saints are looking for answers at the quarterback position after losing Jameis Winston for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL. With Tennessee's defense coming together at the right time, the Titans' hopes for a sixth straight win are looking more likely than not.
Kickoff will take place at noon on November 14.