Mike Herndon: Ryan Tannehill lifted Titans pass game to much better level

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

As we covered in this space a week ago, the Titans' passing attack had been anemic through the first eight games of the 2022 season. Only the 2021 and 2022 Bears had passed for fewer yards through their first eight outings in the past decade.

However, Ryan Tannehill’s return from an ankle injury sparked a 17-10 come-from-behind win at Nissan Stadium over the Broncos that featured 244 total passing yards and two touchdowns through the air against what was the NFL’s best pass defense by DVOA heading into the game.

Ryan Tannehill Huddle

Pool photo/ Tennessee Titans

After the team combined for just 97 total passing and no touchdowns in the two weeks with rookie Malik Willis under center, 244 felt like 400.

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