Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020 in Empower Field at Mile High in Denver was a day of celebration for the Tennessee Titans fans, as their team topped the Denver Broncos in a 16-14 victory. The Titans rode a rushing game that produced 130 yards and no rushing touchdowns, to go along with a Ryan Tannehill performance of 249 yards, two touchdowns.
Tannehill ended the game with 249 yards passing, to go along with two touchdowns, zero interceptions, and completing 29 of 43 passes. This performance led to a 97.90 passer rating for Tannehill.
The Titans deployed a rushing game led by Khari Blasingame and Derrick Henry. For the game, Blasingame carried the ball zero times and rushed for zero yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Henry supplemented by carrying the ball 31 times for a total of 116 yards. In the passing game, the Titans’ top receivers were Adam Humphries and Corey Davis. Humphries caught six passes for a total of 47 yards, while Davis contributed with 101 yards from seven passes.
The Titans were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in no sacks, and no tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles, with no defensive touchdowns.
For the Broncos, Drew Lock ended the day having completed 22 of 33 passes, leading to 216 yards, zero interceptions and one touchdown. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 95.00.
The rushing game for the Broncos was led by Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. For the game, Lindsay rushed for 24 yards from carrying the football seven times. Meanwhile Gordon carried the ball 15 times for a total of 78 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Broncos included Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. Jeudy caught four passes for a total of 56 yards, while Patrick contributed with 29 yards from four passes.
In their loss, the Broncos defense contributed with zero forced fumbles and one tackle to go along with one sack and zero defensive touchdowns. This production from the Broncos defense was not enough help get a win.
The Titans walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 1-0. The Broncos on the other hand, dropped to 0-1 for the season.