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A Look at Titans at Quarter Mark Compared to 2016

Posted Oct 5, 2017

TitansOnline.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt examines the Titans at the quarter mark, compared to 2016.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The Titans face the Dolphins on Sunday, and it’s the same weekend they played in Miami in 2016.

The Titans won that Week 5 game by a 30-17 score.

They’d like for history to repeat itself, of course.

At the quarter mark of the 2017 season, let’s take a look at how this year’s team compares to last year’s squad after four games in some key statistical categories:

Record

2017: 2-2.

2016: 1-3.


Total offense

2017: 14th (338.8 yards per game).

2016: 18th (348.0 yards per game).


Rushing offense

2017: 6th (138.8 yards per game).

2016: 4th (127.0 yards per game).


Pass offense

2017: 22nd (200.0 yards per game).

2016: 26th (221.0 yards per game).


Scoring offense

2017: 9th (25.0 points per game).

2016: 31st (15.5 points per game).


Red Zone Percentage

2017: 24th (45.5%).

2016: 13th (60.0%).


Average Time of Possession

2017: 25th (28:02).

2016: 9th (30:59).


Total defense

2017: 29th (386.8 yards per game).

2016: 14th (350.8 yards per game).


Rushing defense

2017: 21st (112.5 yards per game).

2016: 20th (110.0 yards per game)


Passing defense

2017: 28th (274.3 yards per game).

2016: 12th (240.8 yards per game).


Scoring defense

2017: 30th (30.5 points per game).

2016: 15th (21.0 points per game).


Sacks

2017: 7.

2016: 6.


Interceptions

2017: 3.

2016: 4.


Punt return average

2017: 3rd (12.7 yards per return).

2016: 18th (8.6 yards per return).


Kickoff return average

2017: 26th (19.4 yards per return).

2016: 11th (22.3 yards per return).


QB Marcus Mariota

2017: 66-of-110, 792 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs, 79.8 rating.

2016: 80-of-136, 925 yards, 4 TDs, 5 INTs, 73.9 rating.


Run game

2017: DeMarco Murray 42-215-1; Derrick Henry 39-178-1.

2016: DeMarco Murray 66-340-3; Derrick Henry 27-97-0.


Top targets

2017: Delanie Walker 18-219-0; Rishard Matthews 17-250-1.

2016: Delanie Walker 11-159-1; Rishard Matthews 12-180-0.


Leading tackler

2017: Wesley Woodyard, 50.

2016: Avery Williamson, 49.


Leader in sacks

2017: Derrick Morgan, 3.

2016: Brian Orakpo, 4.


Punter Brett Kern

2017: 50.0 average, 45.3 net.

2016: 49.5 average, 38.8 net.


Kicker Ryan Succop

2017: 10-11 FGs, 10-10 PATs.

2016:  5-6 FGs, 5-5 PATs.