NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Quick-release quarterbacks have increased the value of interior pressure in recent years, and the Titans got a ton of it in Los Angeles, keying the win over the Rams.

Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry stomped around Los Angeles’ backfield with regularity, causing all sorts of problems for Matthew Stafford, a quarterback right in the middle of many MVP conversations.

Denico Autry and Jeffery Simmons

Courtesy Tennessee Titans

Simmons dragged Stafford down three times in the first half, with four total hits and three tackles for a loss. Autry recorded 1.5 sacks a tackle for a loss and three QB hits while batting down two passes at the line.

They were the main forces of disruption in the first game where the Titans’ offense had to figure things out without Derrick Henry against another tough defense. Tennessee’s D, a laughingstock a year ago, put on a massive primetime performance.

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