On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CST Live Reese's Senior Bowl The Reese's Senior Bowl is one of football's premier pre-draft events, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects. NFL Network coverage includes Senior Bowl week practice recap and climaxes with the exclusive live game broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 1:30pm CT.
  • Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST Live Pro Bowl

    The NFL will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new Pro Bowl week festivities in 2017 in Orlando.

    Culminating with the 2017 Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 29 and televised live at 7 PM CT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Pro Bowl week will celebrate all levels of football -- from youth to high school to the NFL's best.

    The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format following three years using a revised, "unconferenced" format. The NFL's best will once again be in the spotlight as 88 players -- 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC -- are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.

    More Pro Bowl Info

  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

    NFL Scouting Combine Info
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

    NFL Scouting Combine Info
  • Thu., Mar. 02, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

    NFL Scouting Combine Info
  • Fri., Mar. 03, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

    NFL Scouting Combine Info

News

Print
RSS

Q1 Report: Titans Offense Improves

Posted Oct 6, 2013

The Titans have completed the “first quarter” of the regular season and shown multiple improvements in offensive categories in forging the identity of this team.

Tennessee has scored 98 points in its first four games of 2013, which is 17 more than the 81 in the first four games of 2012.

The Titans have eight more first downs and 11 more third-down conversions than a year ago.

Tennessee’s commitment to running the football is showing. It has run 41 more offensive plays and has opted to run the football 61 more times than this time last season, which has resulted in 479 rushing yards, which is 204 more than the 275 the Titans had gained in 2012.  Those increases have been accompanied by a drop of 211 net passing yards, but that is also part of Tennessee’s plan to become a more physical football team this season.

Titans coach Mike Munchak has been pleased with that shift, as well as a substantial increase in average time of possession of nearly seven minutes and an equally important reduction of turnovers.

Tennessee gave up four interceptions and lost four fumbles and was minus-6 in turnover ratio at this point of 2012. This season, however, the Titans have not thrown an interception or lost a fumble, joining the 1995 St. Louis Rams as the only two teams in the Super Bowl era to go through the first four games of the season without committing a turnover. The protection aspect, combined with nine takeaways by the defense, are a big reason the Titans have gone 3-1 this season as opposed to 1-3 in their first four of 2012.

The chart below highlights differences in multiple statistical categories that help illustrate Tennessee’s strong start to 2013:

Category

2012

2013

Change

Points For

81

98

+17

First Downs

63

71

+8

First Downs by Rushing

14

29

+15

3rd Down Conversions

15-47 (31.91%)

26-63 (41.27%)

+9.36%

Red Zone Conversions

3-8 (37.5%)

7-13 (53.85%)

+16.35%

Goal to Go Conversions

0-1 (0%)

6-7 (85.71%)

+85.71%

Offensive Plays

222

263

+41

Net Yards Rushing

275

479

+204

Total Rushing Plays

74

135

+61

Net Yards Passing

983

772

-211

Pass Attempts

142

119

-23

Pass Completions

90

72

-18

Interceptions

4

0

4 fewer

Fumbles/Fum. Lost

5-4

4-0

4 fewer lost

Time of Possession

24:20

31:18

6:58 more

Turnover Ratio

-6

+9

+15

 

Recent Videos

Recent Photos