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Titans Among NFL’s Best in Limiting Big Plays

Posted by Gary Glenn on October 3, 2014 – 11:47 am

Donnie Avery, Jason McCourtyThe Titans were one of the NFL’s best teams in September in limiting big plays by opponents.

During the season’s first four weeks, they were one of only three teams in the league not to give up a single play by an opposing offense of at least 40 yards.

The others were the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals, due to a bye week, have played three games.

Fewest opponent plays of 40 yards or longer in 2014:

0 – Tennessee Titans
0 – Detroit Lions
0 – Arizona Cardinals
1 – Seattle Seahawks
1 – New England Patriots
1 – Green Bay Packers
1 – Denver Broncos
1 – Cincinnati Bengals
2 – (six teams tied with two)

The Titans are tied for ninth in the NFL in fewest plays given up of 20 yards or longer. The defense has allowed 11 passing plays of at least 20 yards and only one rushing play of that distance.

Fewest opponent plays of 20 yards or longer in 2014:

5 – Seattle Seahawks
9 – Buffalo Bills
10 – New York Jets
10 – New England Patriots
10 – Houston Texans
10 – Cincinnati Bengals
11 – Kansas City Chiefs
11 – Arizona Cardinals
12 – Tennessee Titans
12 – St. Louis Rams
12 – San Francisco 49ers
12 – Detroit Lions


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Titans Own NFL’s 5th Best Rushing Average

Posted by Gary Glenn on October 3, 2014 – 11:41 am

_53V4088The Titans have found success running the football in 2014, totaling 478 yards on 95 total attempts. Shonn Greene leads the club with 154 yards on 33 carries (4.7 avg.), followed by rookie Bishop Sankey’s 123 yards on 24 carries (5.1 avg.).

Tennessee’s team rushing average of 5.03 yards per attempt ranks fifth in the NFL and second in the AFC. The only teams that have fared better are the Pittsburgh Steelers (5.32 yards per rush), New Orleans Saints (5.25), Seattle Seahawks (5.10) and Dallas Cowboys (5.08).

Top rushing averages among teams in 2014:

5.32 – Pittsburgh Steelers
5.25 – New Orleans Saints
5.10 – Seattle Seahawks
5.08 – Dallas Cowboys
5.03 – Tennessee Titans
4.99 – Miami Dolphins
4.88 – New York Jets
4.77 – Atlanta Falcons
4.61 – Minnesota Vikings
4.57 – Kansas City Chiefs

Through the first quarter of the season, the 5.03-yard rushing average ranks among the team’s best performances in the “Titans era” (1999–present). The only time the Titans had a better rushing average through four games was 2009, when they gained 5.54 yards per attempt.

Best Titans rushing average through a season’s first four games, 1999–present:

5.54 – 2009
5.03 – 2014
4.78 – 2004
4.30 – 2010
4.11 – 2007
4.11 – 2005
3.81 – 2008
3.72 – 2012
3.63 – 2001
3.55 – 2013
3.34 – 2000
3.02 – 2006
2.85 – 2002
2.84 – 2011
2.80 – 1999
2.63 – 2003


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Titans Are Among Top Big Play Rushing Teams

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 26, 2014 – 1:39 pm

_53V0553The Titans have been one of the NFL’s best teams in 2014 in producing big rushing plays, defined as runs of 10 or more yards. Their total of 12 such running plays are tied for fourth in the NFL behind only the Dallas Cowboys (14), Baltimore Ravens (13) and Pittsburgh Steelers (13).

Shonn Greene leads the Titans with five runs of 10-plus yards, followed by rookie Bishop Sankey (three), quarterback Jake Locker (two), Dexter McCluster (one) and Leon Washington (one).
As a percentage of total rushing attempts, Tennessee’s 12 big plays on 79 rushes — or 15.2 percent — rank second in the league, trailing only the Steelers (16.0).

Highest percentage of runs gaining 10 or more yards in 2014:

16.0 – Steelers
15.2 – Titans
14.7 – Cowboys
14.6 – Ravens
13.9 – Dolphins
13.8 – Buccaneers
13.8 – Saints
13.8 – Seahawks
13.8 – Falcons
13.2 – Browns


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Titans Defense Ranks 5th Through Three Weeks

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 26, 2014 – 1:34 pm

_53V0090Through three weeks, the Titans’ defense ranks fifth overall in the NFL, allowing 304.3 yards per game. The unit allowed 245 yards at Kansas City in Week 1, followed by 368 yards against Dallas and 300 yards at Cincinnati. In other defensive categories, the Titans also rank in the top 10, including passing defense (170.0 yards per game), opponent passer rating (71.6), third-down percentage (35.1) and sacks (eight).

The Titans and Detroit Lions are the only two NFL teams to rank in the top 10 of the five aforementioned defensive categories.

Fewest net yards allowed per game

244.3 – Detroit Lions
268.3 – New York Jets
272.7 – New England Patriots
282.7 – Washington Redskins
304.3 – Tennessee Titans
312.0 – San Francisco 49ers
316.3 – Arizona Cardinals
321.3 – Seattle Seahawks
324.0 – Miami Dolphins
327.7 – San Diego Chargers

Most Sacks

10 – Washington Redskins
10 – New York Jets
10 – Jacksonville Jaguars
9 – Miami Dolphins
9 – Kansas City Chiefs
8 – Tennessee Titans
8 – Detroit Lions
8 – Denver Broncos
8 – Chicago Bears
8 – Carolina Panthers
8 – Buffalo Bills

Fewest net passing yards allowed per game

168.7 – New England Patriots
170.0 – Tennessee Titans
180.7 – Detroit Lions
183.3 – Oakland Raiders
187.3 – St. Louis Rams
198.3 – Green Bay Packers
198.7 – Miami Dolphins
201.7 – Carolina Panthers
213.3 – New York Jets
218.0 – Washington Redskins

Lowest opponent passer rating

56.9 – Cincinnati Bengals
57.4 – New England Patriots
71.0 – Chicago Bears
71.6 – Tennessee Titans
77.1 – Green Bay Packers
80.4 – Detroit Lions
82.8 – Carolina Panthers
84.2 – New York Giants
86.7 – Denver Broncos
87.6 – Arizona Cardinals

Best third-down percentage on defense

27.3 – Houston Texans
28.6 – Detroit Lions
31.4 – Pittsburgh Steelers
31.7 – Cincinnati Bengals
34.1 – Philadelphia Eagles
35.1 – Tennessee Titans
35.9 – Kansas City Chiefs
36.6 – Buffalo Bills
36.8 – Washington Redskins
39.5 – Carolina Panthers


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Delanie Walker Becoming a Top Target

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 18, 2014 – 11:51 am

_SP17188Last week against the Cowboys, tight end Delanie Walker tied his career high with 10 receptions and set a new career benchmark with 143 receiving yards, which included a 61-yard touchdown.

Walker’s yardage total in last week’s game is the third-highest in franchise history by a tight end. The only tight ends for the team with more receiving yards in a game were Jared Cook (169 against Jacksonville on Dec. 24, 2011) and Dave Casper (150 vs. Cleveland on Nov. 30, 1980).

Most receiving yards in a game by a tight end, franchise history:

169 (8 receptions, 1 TD) – Jared Cook vs. Jacksonville (12/24/11)
150 (7 receptions, 1 TD) – Dave Casper vs. Cleveland (11/30/80)
142 (10 receptions, 1 TD) – Delanie Walker vs. Dallas (9/14/14)
139 (6 receptions, 3 TD) – Dave Casper vs. Pittsburgh (12/20/81)
139 (3 receptions, 2 TD) – Willad Dewveal vs. San Diego (11/25/62)

In his brief time with the Titans, Walker’s rate of production is among the best in franchise history for a tight end. Since arriving in 2013 as an unrestricted free agent from the San Francisco 49ers, he has accumulated 73 receptions for 750 yards in 17 total games (15 games in 2013). Among Titans/Oilers tight ends with at least 70 receptions, his 4.3 catches per game is a franchise high, and his 44.1 receiving yards per game trails only Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Casper (46.1).

Most receptions per game by tight ends (minimum 70 receptions), franchise history:

4.3 – Delanie Walker (2013-14), 17 games, 73 receptions
3.5 – Frank Wycheck (1995-03), 137 games, 482 receptions
2.9 – Dave Casper (1980-83), 38 games, 110 receptions
2.9 – Willard Dewveall (1961-64), 49 games, 141 receptions
2.8 – Bo Scaife (2005-10), 90 games, 251 receptions
2.4 – Alvin Reed (1967-72), 83 games, 199 receptions
2.2 – Jared Cook (2009-12), 59 games, 131 receptions
2.1 – Erron Kinney (2000-05), 83 games, 178 receptions
1.9 – Ben Troupe (2004-07), 55 games, 106 receptions
1.8 – Mike Barber (1976-81), 78 games, 140 receptions

Most receiving yards per game by tight ends (minimum 70 receptions), franchise history:

46.1 – Dave Casper (1980-83)
44.1 – Delanie Walker (2013-14)
42.4 – Willard Dewveall (1961-64)
36.2 – Frank Wycheck (1995-03)
34.0 – Alvin Reed (1967-72)
29.1 – Jared Cook (2009-12)
26.5 – Bo Scaife (2005-12)
24.2 – Mike Barber (1976-81)
21.1 – Erron Kinney (2000-05)
19.2 – Ben Troupe (2004-07)


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Titans Rank First in Pass Defense Entering Week 3

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 18, 2014 – 11:34 am

Donnie Avery, Jason McCourtyThe Titans enter Week 3 ranked first in passing defense, allowing 163.0 net passing yards per game in 2014. If they are to maintain their position at the top of the league’s rankings through this week’s game in Cincinnati, they must do so against the NFL’s third-ranked passing offense. Led by quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bengals are averaging 301.5 net passing yards per contest.

Furthermore, the Titans hope to continue a trend of limiting their opponents’ passing touchdowns. Since the start of the 2013 season, teams have scored an NFL-low 17 passing touchdowns against the Titans, including one each by Kansas City and Dallas this season. In the same time period, however, the Bengals have built a top-five offensive ranking in passing touchdowns, reaching the end zone 35 times through the air.

Fewest passing touchdowns allowed, 2013–2014:

17 – Tennessee Titans
19 – Miami Dolphins
20 – Carolina Panthers
20 – Seattle Seahawks
23 – New York Giants
23 – St. Louis Rams
24 – Cincinnati Bengals
24 – New Orleans Saints
24 – Pittsburgh Steelers
24 – San Francisco 49ers

Most passing touchdowns scored, 2013–2014:

61 – Denver Broncos
42 – New Orleans Saints
38 – Chicago Bears
36 – San Diego Chargers
35 – Cincinnati Bengals
35 – Dallas Cowboys
35 – Philadelphia Eagles
32 – Detroit Lions
31 – Seattle Seahawks
30 – Atlanta Falcons


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Titans Have Recorded Eight Sacks Through Two Weeks

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 15, 2014 – 10:08 am

Tony Romo, Jurrell CaseyThe Titans’ defense opened the season with four sacks in Kansas City on Sept. 7, and they duplicated the effort in Week 2 against the Cowboys. 

The defense’s eight total sacks through two weeks is tied with Jacksonville for the second-best total in the NFL, trailing only Washington, which has 10 sacks.

Additionally, the Titans’ eight sacks are tied for the team’s best mark through two weeks during the “Titans era,” or since the start of the 1999 campaign. In the previous seasons in which they accomplished the feat — 1999, 2000, 2008 and 2010 — they finished the campaign ranked eighth or better among NFL teams in sacks.

Last week against Dallas, Casey ended the Cowboys’ first series with a sack of Tony Romo for a 12-yard loss on third down.  Later in the quarter Casey recorded an eight-yard sack to give him 18 career sacks and four career games with two sacks.  In 2013, Casey finished second among NFL defensive tackles with 10.5 sacks.

In the first quarter, defensive end Ropati Pitoitua scooped up a fumble by Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to notch his first career fumble recovery. Then, on the Cowboys’ next drive, Pitoitua dropped Tony Romo for a five-yard loss to record his eighth career sack.

Safety Bernard Pollard picked up a sack to end the Cowboys’ first drive of the 3rd quarter. Pollard now has 10.5 career sacks.


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Delanie Walker Has Career Day vs. Cowboys

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 15, 2014 – 10:02 am

_53V7764Tight end Delanie Walker enjoyed one of the best games of his career against the Cowboys, hauling in 10 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. 

He turned a pass from Jake Locker into a 61-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, setting a new career long (previously 53 yards against Seattle on Oct. 26, 2008). 

The play also gave him a new career high in receiving yards (91 against Indianapolis on Nov. 14, 2013) and put him over the 100-yard mark for the first time in his nine-year career.  Walker’s 10 receptions tied his career high, set in 2013 against Indianapolis (Nov. 14, 2013). 

In addition to setting a career high, Walker’s 142 receiving yards qualified as the third-highest total in franchise history by a tight end. The only Oilers/Titans tight ends with more receiving yards in a game are Jared Cook (169 against Jacksonville on Dec. 24, 2011) and Dave Casper (150 vs. Cleveland on Nov. 30, 1980).


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Titans Seek 10th Home Opening Win at LP Field

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 11, 2014 – 12:43 pm

_1DJ0984The Titans will play their 16th home opener at LP Field Sunday when they face the Cowboys. Since 1999, when they became the Titans and opened their new stadium, they are 9-6 in their first home game of the regular season, including wins in three out of their last four home openers.

The Titans won their first game of 2013 at LP Field against the San Diego Chargers in dramatic fashion after Jake Locker completed a go-ahead, 34-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 15 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

History in regular-season home openers at LP Field (since 1999)

Titans 36, Bengals 35 – Sept. 12, 1999
Titans 17, Chiefs 14 (OT) – Sept. 10, 2000
Dolphins 31, Titans 23 – Sept. 9, 2001
Titans 27, Eagles 24 – Sept. 8, 2002
Titans 25, Raiders 20 – Sept. 7, 2003
Colts 31, Titans 17 – Sept. 19, 2004
Titans 25, Ravens 10 – Sept. 18, 2005
Jets 23, Titans 16 – Sept. 10, 2006
Colts 22, Titans 20 – Sept. 16, 2007
Titans 17, Jaguars 10 – Sept. 7, 2008
Texans 34, Titans 31 – Sept. 20, 2009
Titans 38, Raiders 13 – Sept. 12, 2010
Titans 26, Ravens 13 – Sept. 18, 2011
Patriots 34, Titans 13 – Sept. 9, 2012
Titans 20, Chargers 17 – Sept. 22, 2013


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Titans Set High Mark for Passing First Downs

Posted by Gary Glenn on September 11, 2014 – 12:23 pm

Jake LockerAgainst the Chiefs, the Titans passed for 18 first downs. The total was among the best the team has produced in recent seasons.

In games in which the Titans won, the 18 passing first downs at Kansas City tied for the highest since the beginning of the 2004 campaign. Only one time — Dec. 30, 2007 — in that span did the Titans have as many passing first downs in a winning effort as they did against the Chiefs.

Six of Jake Locker’s 18 completions for first downs in the game came on third down. Kendall Wright led the receivers with four receptions for first downs, including a pair of third-down conversions.

The Titans had 24 total first downs in Week 1, including all first downs passing, rushing (five) and by penalty (one). That tied for the eighth-highest total first downs in a game since the start of 2004.

Most passing first downs in a Titans victory since the beginning of 2004:

18 – Sept. 7, 2014 at Kansas City
18 – Dec. 30, 2007 at Indianpolis
17 – Nov. 9, 2008 at Chicago


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