5 hardest Steelers games after NFL 2021 schedule release
By Andrew Falce
Tennessee Titans (Week 15)
While the Steelers did a great job when they beat the Titans last year, their matchup this year could be a different story. Despite the defense doing their best to shut him down, Derrick Henry is always a threat whenever you play him. No matter what you plan for, Henry can overcome it and find a way to beat you. He is the best back in the league, and one of the few true game-changers at the running back position.
This doesn’t even consider the defensive additions the team made. Bud Dupree will play his first season not in a Steelers uniform as he takes his talents to the Titans. Add in Caleb Farley and Elijah Molden and suddenly this defense has the tools to keep up with the offense. With their defense set up to better stop opposing offenses, the Titans can allow Henry to have free range of the offense.
Assuming the Titans offense doesn’t take a significant step back, then they could really be one of the top teams in the AFC. Any game that you go against Henry is a tough one, and when you add in the improvements the team has made, it makes this game all the tougher. The Titans figure to be competitive once again this season, and this game certainly won’t come easy.