Let’s run through where the Tennessee Titans stand in key categories through eight games and nine weeks.
Overall offensive and defensive rankings and rushing and passing rankings are based on yardage, and yardage isn’t the most important thing. Points are the most important thing, and third down is quite important, too.
The final rankings from 2012 are included for comparison:
The Titans didn’t play a great game in St. Louis, but gained ground in seven of 10 categories. Even with the big run effort against the Rams, they rank just above middle of the pack in rushing. Third-down defense was an issue early in St. Louis, but the Titans settled down and finished at 5-for-13. The season number is at 34 percent.