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A Look at the Titans at Halfway Point Compared to 2016

Posted Nov 10, 2017

At the halfway mark of the 2017 season, Titans Online takes a look at how this year’s team compares to last year’s squad in key statistical categories after eight games:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight games down, eight games to go for the Titans in the 2017 regular season.

If all goes well, there will be more in the postseason.

At the halfway mark of the 2017 season, let’s take a look at how this year’s team compares to last year’s squad after eight games:

Record

2017: 5-3.

2016: 4-4.


Total offense

2017: 20th (317.8 yards per game).

2016: 9 (377.8 yards per game).


Rushing offense

2017: 10th (117.9 yards per game).

2016: 3rd (152.3 yards per game).


Pass offense

2017: 27th (199.9 yards per game).

2016: 26th (225.5 yards per game).


Scoring offense

2017: 12th (22.6 points per game).

2016: 17th (22.8 points per game).


Total defense

2017: 17th (330.9 yards per game).

2016: 9th (342.0 yards per game).


Rushing defense

2017: 10th (96.8 yards per game).

2016: 6th (82.5 yards per game).


Passing defense

2017: 18th (234.1 yards per game).

2016: 20th (259.5 yards per game).


Scoring defense

2017: 23rd (24.1 points per game).

2016: 17th (22.9 points per game).


Sacks

2017: 13.

2016: 22.


Interceptions

2017: 9.

2016: 6.


Punt return average

2017: 8th (10.3 yards per return).

2016: 24th (7.0 yards per return).


Kickoff return average

2017: 28th (18.8 yards per return).

2016: 23rd (20.7 yards per return).


QB Marcus Mariota

2017: 129-of-204, 1,519, 6 TDs, 5 INTs, 85.4 rating.

2016: 157-of-249, 1,884 yards, 14 TDs, 6 INTs, 95.2 rating.


Run game

2017: DeMarco Murray 95-391-2; Derrick Henry 83-357-3.

2016: DeMarco Murray 160-756-6; Derrick Henry 53-221-1.


Top targets

2017: Delanie Walker 37-395-0; Rishard Matthews 31-463-2.

2016: Delanie Walker 28-405-3; Rishard Matthews 27-357-3.


Leading tackler

2017: Wesley Woodyard, 102.

2016: Avery Williamson, 84.


Leader in sacks

2017: Derrick Morgan, 5.

2016: Brian Orakpo, 7.


Leader in INTs

2017: Kevin Byard, 6

2016: Jason McCourty, Perrish Cox (2 each).


Punter Brett Kern

2017: 51.5 average, 46.6 net.

2016: 45.5 average, 37.0 net.


Kicker Ryan Succop

2017: 16-17 FGs, 21-23 PATs.

2016:  17-19 FGs, 11-13 PATs.