Titans Tremendous Bowl Odds Drop to +2500 With Derrick Henry Probably Out for the Season; AFC South Odds Additionally Fade
Tennessee Titans operating again Derrick Henry (22) cuts away from Indianapolis Colts outdoors linebacker Darius Leonard (53) within the first half of an NFL soccer sport in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. (AP Photograph/Darron Cummings)
- Titans operating again Derrick Henry reportedly has a fractured foot that would preserve him out many of the yr
- The Titans odds to win the Tremendous Bowl have dropped from +1400 to +2500
- The most recent Tremendous Bowl odds and evaluation of the Titans might be discovered beneath
The Tennessee Titans’ odds of successful the primary Tremendous Bowl title in franchise historical past have dropped considerably following the information that star operating Derrick Henry would possibly want season-ending foot surgical procedure.
These odds at the moment are +2500, making the Titans simply the ninth option to win all of it regardless of a 6-2 file and three-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts (3-5) within the AFC South. The Titans have been +1400 selections previous to beating the Colts 34-31 in additional time on Sunday in Indianapolis.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning that the Titans consider Henry sustained a Jones fracture.
2021-22 Tremendous Bowl Championship Odds
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+550|
|Los Angeles Rams||+750|
|Inexperienced Bay Packers||+950|
|Kansas Metropolis Chiefs||+1300|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+2500|
Odds as of November 1st at FanDuel.
In the meantime, the Titans stay heavy favorites to win the AFC South at -1500. However, that quantity dropped from -3500 as soon as information of Henry’s harm broke.
2021-22 AFC South Championship Odds
Henry Was an MVP Candidate
Henry had one of the best NFL MVP odds of any non-quarterback previous to Monday’s bombshell at +2500. He was behind eight QBs on the board.
Henry led the league in speeding every of the previous two seasons, together with amassing 2,027 yards in 2020. He has once more been far and away the highest rusher this yr regardless of having a subpar efficiency Sunday.
DERRICK HENRY IS UNSTOPPABLE pic.twitter.com/JTwsq49HSF
— Barstool Sports activities (@barstoolsports) October 19, 2021
Indianapolis held Henry to 68 yards on 28 carries, a mean of two.4 yards an try. Nevertheless, in hindsight, the foot harm seemingly restricted Henry’s effectiveness.
Henry has amassed an NFL-best 937 yards in eight video games this season. By comparability, the Colts’ Jonathan Taylor is second with 649 yards – 286 fewer than Henry, who additionally leads the league with 219 speeding makes an attempt and 10 touchdowns on the bottom.
Who Would Exchange Henry?
The drop off at tailback after Henry is steep on the Titans’ depth chart. They’ve Jeremy McNichols, Khari Blasingame and Dontrell Hilliard.
McNichols has rushed for 38 yards on seven carries this season whereas Blasingame and Hilliard have but to notch an try. A knee harm has sidelined Darrynton Evans for the season, however he had simply two rushes for 7 yards.
Jeremy McNichols 🛫🌀#NEvsTEN
— PFF (@PFF) August 18, 2019
The NFL commerce deadline is Tuesday. Normal supervisor Jon Robinson might want to act shortly if he’s to seek out an RB1, although whoever he would possibly deal for clearly gained’t be in Henry’s class.
One operating again believed to be available on the market is the Colts’ Marlon Mack, whose enjoying time has been drastically lowered. Two years faraway from a 1,091-yard season, Mack has simply 28 carries for 101 yards in 2021 and performed just one snap Sunday.
Load Falls on Tannehill
The Titans are sixth within the NFL in scoring at 28.4 factors a sport. They’ve scored 33 factors in 4 of their eight video games and have veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill operating the offense.
It stands to cause Tannehill might be requested to shoulder way more of the offensive load if Henry is out. Whereas the Titans are fourth within the league with 147.6 speeding yards a sport, they’re simply 21st in passing with a mean of 229.5 yards.
Tannehill has been simply OK this season, at the least on the floor, finishing 65.6% of his passes for two,002 yards with 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Ryan Tannehill threw an INT then a Landing on again to again performs pic.twitter.com/r3NFnJV8cI
— alex (@highlghtheaven) October 31, 2021
His 90.2 passer ranking is the bottom of his three seasons because the Titans’ starter and nicely beneath the 117.1 mark he posted in 2019, which was then the NFL single-season file.
But Professional Soccer Focus grades Tannehill because the league’s third-best quarterback behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady and Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.
The Titans traded with the Atlanta Falcons within the offseason for large receiver Julio Jones believing he could be the playmaker within the passing sport they sorely wanted. Nevertheless, Jones has performed in simply 5 video games due to harm and has 17 receptions for 301 yards and no touchdowns.
Fellow wideout A.J. Brown has 35 receptions for 509 yards and three scores.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 24, 2021
Can Titans Nonetheless Win It All?
The Titans have an enormous cushion within the AFC South race and maintain the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Colts after beating them in each conferences this season. Thus, Tennessee ought to win its second straight division title and make a 3rd consecutive playoff look.
Nevertheless, it’s troublesome to examine the Titans making a Tremendous Bowl run with out Henry. Whereas the Titans have made back-to-back postseason journeys since buying Tannehill from the Miami Dolphins, he isn’t a quarterback who can carry a staff to a championship.
Thus, even with the chances dropping to +2500, it’s troublesome to see worth in betting the Titans to win all of it.
John Perrotto has been protecting and writing about sports activities for varied retailers for over 40 years. His work has appeared within the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Related Press, Baseball Digest, and extra. John relies out of Beaver Falls, PA.