You half-expected someone’s parent to walk out on the field and reprimand Derrick Henry for what he did on Wednesday (AEDT).
Like a mean older brother, the league’s most devastating runner made Josh Norman look like a child in Tennessee with a swat so violent you almost had to feel for his victim.
Norman certainly wasn’t the first to make Henry’s stiff-arm highlight reel, but those watching on still lost the plot as the Buffalo Bill was sent flying.
Watch an average of 5 games each week of the NFL regular season LIVE on ESPN with Kayo. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >
The play was called back with offsetting flags on the play, before Henry went looking for more on the repeat second down. On 2nd and 4, the 6-foot-3, 247lbs (112kg) beast came right back at Norman, ploughing his way to a first down.
It should be said, Henry was largely kept quiet — rushing for just 57 yards on 19 attempts — as the Titans struggled to establish the run game after two weeks without practice.
But the destructive Titans running back still had the last laugh, finishing with a 42-16 win and two touchdowns.
The shorthanded Titans have four consecutive wins to start the season led by their stellar offence, and their 122 points over that span is the most in franchise history.
The game, between two of the top teams in the AFC, was originally slated to be played on Sunday but remained in jeopardy after two dozen people in the Tennessee organisation tested positive for COVID-19 during the last 20 days.
It was the Titans’ first game in 16 days after their COVID-19 outbreak postponed their week four home game against Pittsburgh.
The Bills, who suffered their first defeat after getting off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2008, were unable to take advantage of the Titans’ depleted roster in front of a sparse crowd of 8,400 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.