Unless you’ve been walking around with a blindfold on for the last week, or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re likely aware what’s on the line for the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
If the Titans beat the Colts, they’re in the playoffs. If they lose, they’ll finish 9-7 for the third straight year and they’ll watch the playoffs from home.
But aside from the obvious playoff implications on Sunday, there are some reachable milestones in play for several Titans.
Here are the milestones we could see reached on Sunday night in Nashville.
Derrick Henry — 1,000 rushing yards
Derrick Henry shared the backfield this season with Dion Lewis, but despite the timeshare, the former Alabama running back is only 34 rushing yards from 1,000 for the season.
Of course, the milestone is within reach for Henry because of his huge games against the Jaguars and Redskins in recent weeks. Those two matchups are actually the only games that Henry had over 100 rushing yards this season.
Henry has already set a career high with 199 carries this season, surpassing his previous career high of 176 (set in 2017). He’s also set a career high in receptions this season with 14.
By the way, Henry has a chance to finish with the third most rushing touchdowns in the NFL this season. He’s currently tied with Steelers running back James Conner for third with 12.
Dion Lewis — 400 receiving yards
Ok, so this isn’t exactly some sort of huge milestone, but 400 receiving yards would be the highest total of Lewis’ career.
Lewis was brought to Tennessee to be a receiving threat out of the backfield. It’s safe to say he’s delivered. Lewis has already set a career high for receptions with 56 (his previous career high was 36 in 2015). Lewis currently has 377 receiving yards, which is 11 under his career high (also set in 2015).
The former Patriot also needs 106 yards to reach 1,000 scrimmage yards for the second time in his career.
Corey Davis — 1,000 receiving yards
Corey Davis needs 157 yards on Sunday night to reach 1,000 for the season. That could be difficult with Marcus Mariota reportedly sitting out the season finale.
Even if Davis doesn’t reach 1,000 receiving yards, his play this season has been incredibly encouraging. Davis has had to deal with injuries at the quarterback position throughout the season, which has undoubtedly hampered his statistical performance.
(Side note: If Davis doesn’t reach 1,000 yards, we get to see A to Z Sports co-host Zach Bingham sport a romper, so cheer for this milestone how you wish).
So… today I told @TheCDavis84 about our ‘Romper Bet’… he gave me some hope on still getting to 1,000 yards… 🙏 😂
“I’ll see what I can do for you” pic.twitter.com/zZk9gl3A1a
— Zach Bingham (@Bada_Bingham) December 27, 2018
Wesley Woodyard — 100 tackles
Wesley Woodyard has reached the 100 tackle milestone in his career on two previous occasions. Once in Denver in 2012 and last year with the Titans. What would be impressive about reaching it in 2018 is that Woodyard missed two games earlier this season. The former Kentucky standout currently has 99 tackles.
Jayon Brown — Team leader in sacks
Brown needs 1.5 sacks to lead the Titans this season. Jurrell Casey currently leads the team with seven, but he’s out for the season.
Malcolm Butler — New career highs
Butler could set several new career highs on Sunday night. If Butler intercepts Andrew Luck, he’ll tie his career high with four. Butler is also five tackles from a new career high (he currently has 63, his career high of 67 was set in 2015).
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