The Tennessee Titans playoff hopes are still alive after a 17-0 shutout of the New York Giants at the Meadowlands Sunday.
The shutout is the Titans’ first since December 25th, 2000 when they beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-0. Kevin Byard locked up the perfect performance knocking down Eli Manning’s 4th down pass in the end zone in the final minutes.
Most of the day the game belonged to Titans running back Derrick Henry who made it monster back-to-back performances with 33 carries for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Henry has 408 yards in the last two weeks. The team finished with 215 yards on 45 carries.
The Titans struck first in the first quarter when Henry punched it in from one yard out to make it 7-0.
In the second half, the Titans defense completely took over the game forcing back-to-back turnovers on an interception by Byard, his third of the season and a sack fumble by Kamalei Correa that was recovered by Jurrell Casey.
The fumble was recovered at the Giants 14-yard line and five plays later, Henry punched it in from a yard out to put the game away at 14-0.
Ryan Succop added a 22-yard field goal to ice it for the Titans who improved to 8-6, winning their third game in a row.
The Titans playoff hopes are still very alive if they can win their final two games against Washington and Indianapolis.
If the Titans win out and either the Ravens or Steelers lose one more time, the Titans would advance to the post-season for the second year in a row.
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