NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The highest-price free-agent addition was active only as an emergency guy and the big trade acquisition played only 50 percent of the snaps before he stood on the sideline.

The first-round pick was inactive with an injury and the second-round pick was inactive because he’s not good enough to play yet.

The incumbent star receiver suffered an early hamstring injury and was out after that. The starting strong safety and the pass-catching tight end were ruled out Friday as was a guy once in line to be the third receiver.Ryan Tannehill

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With all those holes, three turnovers and no takeaways, the Titans relied on Derrick Henry and enhanced roles for a lot of players who usually play smaller parts en route to a 25-16 win over the Colts at Nissan Stadium.

They are 2-1 with a good-looking two-game road trip ahead against the Jets and Jaguars.

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