Each team has their own extra incentive to win this coming week. Every team wants to win regardless, but there’s a little bit of extra motivation for the Buccaneers, who are coming off a bye week and wanting to start improving their 2-4 record right away to keep postseason hopes alive. The Titans are coming off a season-boosting win over the Los Angeles Chargers last week and will be looking to get to .500 on the season.
For a better understanding of where the Titans are and what they’re saying about this Buccaneers this week, see below:
Running back Derrick Henry has been a consistent force for the Titans this season.
Through seven games, Henry has 506 yards, and he’s coming off a 90-yard game against the Chargers, when he ran for his fifth touchdown of the season.
On Sunday, he’ll aim for his seventh game in a row at home with 75-plus rushing yards. As a team, the Titans are averaging 102 rushing yards per game.
But Henry knows it won’t be easy – the Buccaneers are ranked No.1 in the NFL in run defense, allowing just 68 yards per game.
“It’s definitely a big challenge,” Henry said. “We just have to stick with what we do. We know it is going to be dirty early, it is going to be tough. But we have to keep grinding away.
“It will be a tough week, with tough yardage. They’re very good against the run. For us, it all starts on the practice field. We have to execute on the practice field so we’ll be prepared.”
Titans receiver Adam Humphries played his first four seasons with the Buccaneers before signing with the Titans in free agency back in March.
On Sunday, he’ll face his former team, and many of his former teammates.
“It will be exciting,” Humphries said on Wednesday. “It will be cool to see my friends and stuff in pregame and catch up with them and then some familiar faces going up against them on the defensive side of the ball. But I am focused on getting the win, and helping this team the best I can.”
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