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Where the Titans stand in key categories...

10/9/2013

Let’s run through where the Titans stand in key categories through five 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 third-down defense held the Chiefs to one conversion in 12 chances and is now allowing just conversions on 28.1 percent of third downs. That’s spectacular. The rushing offense is averaging 103.2 yards per game. The Titans are averaging 3.7 yards a carry, which ranks 19th. The interior offensive line revamp needs to yield more than that.