As you gather around the table for food, family, and football, you probably will have this thought. What are the best comparisons between Titans players and Thanksgiving foods? Don’t lie- we’ve all considered it about our favorite team.

So, for your pleasure, I took a handful of players and compared them to a Thanksgiving dish.

Derrick Henry: Ham

This one seems obvious. The best and most consistent dish meets the best and most consistent running back in the NFL.

Harold Landry III: Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a staple of Thanksgiving. Landry is exactly that for the Titans’ defense now. He has emerged as one of the best edge rushers in the league. Also, mac and cheese can be overshadowed by the main meats of Thanksgiving as well as some other sides like mashed potatoes. Landry doesn’t always get the national attention, but he always delivers like grandma’s mac and cheese.

Taylor Lewan: Cranberry Sauce

Some folks may come at me with pitchforks for this one. People either thoroughly enjoy cranberry sauce or the complete opposite. Yes, somehow people do like cranberry sauce. Don’t ask me how. Anyway, this mimics some of the opinions on Lewan.

Kevin Byard: Mashed Potatoes

One of the best players at his position. One of the best sides on the table. Some may say he/they are overrated, but they just don’t appreciate the value. The Titans certainly do, though.

David Long Jr.: Apple Pie

Long Jr. is the best of the bunch when it comes to linebackers for Tennessee. Accordingly, apple pie is the best pie option for Thanksgiving. Yes, it is better than pumpkin or chocolate pie.

Ryan Tannehill: Sweet Potato Casserole

This is an interesting match. Sweet potato casserole is a really solid option when it is done correctly. Marshmallows must be included. It is at the top of the “tier 2” of sides when it comes to the Thanksgiving meal. The Titans QB matches that when it comes to the tiers of quarterbacks across the NFL. Not quite at the top echelon, but gets the job done.

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