Byard recorded nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-13 win over the Texans.
Byard tied linebacker Wesley Woodyard for the team lead in tackles. The second-year safety has quickly bloomed into a difference-maker on the back end with 67 tackles (45 solo) and six interceptions through 12 games.
Byard had five tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery against the Colts on Sunday.
Byard was dealing with a shoulder injury ahead of Sunday's game, but he was still able to play a full snap count. With Houston travelling to town in Week 13, Byard will look to replicate a Week 4 performance where he posted nine tackles, two pass breakups and one interception against the Texans.
Byard injured his shoulder in last Thursday's loss to the Steelers but didn't miss any snaps and was expected to be good to go for Week 12. The 24-year-old will hope to continue his breakout season against the Colts on Sunday.
Byard sustained a shoulder injury in Thursday's 40-17 loss to the Steelers, but Titans head coach Mike Mularkey expects the safety to be OK for the team's Week 12 matchup with the Colts, freelance sports writer John Glennon reports.
The injury didn't result in Byard missing any time during the blowout loss, as he played 77 total snaps (73 on defense) and finished with a season-low two tackles to go with a pass breakup. With 53 tackles and a league-leading six interceptions on the campaign, Byard has emerged as top-flight IDP in the secondary. The early word regarding his health is encouraging, but Byard will likely need to practice in some capacity during the upcoming week in order for Mularkey and team doctors to sign off on the second-year player being available against Indianapolis.
Byard had a season-low two solo tackles and one pass breakup in a 40-17 loss to the Steelers on Thursday night.
Byard missed his first snaps of the season Thursday when he tended to a minor shoulder injury, but he was able to return and play the remaining 73 defensive snaps. It was Byard's poorest fantasy performance of the season, yet playing in Pittsburgh in primetime is never an easy task. Look for him to right the ship as the Titans head to Indy in Week 12.
|5||10/7/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/18||@ DAL||8:15 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|