Let’s run through where the Titans stand in key categories through three games.
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.
We will include last year’s final rankings, at least for now.
The offense is tied for sixth in rushing, and that’s a good spot to be after games against three defenses that have hardly been pushovers. There will be easier days ahead, so that’s a solid spot to be in.
It’s the final three numbers here that are most eye-catching to me. Significant increases from last year’s pass defense, third-down defense and scoring defense were musts if the Titans were going to improve. So far they have been substantially better.