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Tennessee Titans Football

Third Down Defense Solid Over Last Month

Posted by Gary Glenn on December 6, 2012 – 3:18 pm

Over the last month, the Titans defense has allowed its opponents to convert only 13 third downs on 44 attempts. The 29.5 opponents’ third-down percentage ranks fifth in the NFL during that time frame.

Titans, DolphinsThe defense allowed a season low on third down at Miami on Nov. 11, as the Dolphins converted at a 15.4 percent rate, also the best number by a Titans defense since Nov. 27, 2008 (0.0 percent at Detroit).

On Nov. 25 at Jacksonville, the Jaguars converted 50 percent on third down against the Titans, and the Titans limited the Houston Texans to 23.5 percent last week.

Lowest opponents’ third-down percentage during the last four weeks (since Nov. 11):

1. Denver Broncos 9 of 54 – 16.7
2. Pittsburgh Steelers 11 of 54 – 20.4
3. Cincinnati Bengals 13 of 49 – 26.5
4. San Francisco 49ers 16 of 55 – 29.1
5. Tennessee Titans 13 of 44 – 29.5
6. Houston Texans 19 of 60 – 31.7
7. Baltimore Ravens 21 of 63 – 33.3
8. Carolina Panthers 18 of 53 – 34.0
9. Atlanta Falcons 17 of 50 – 34.0
10. Detroit Lions 20 of 58 – 34.5


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