In a season where the Titans were plagued by penalties, I’m not too surprised to find them at the top. What does surprise me is by how much they lead the pack. In terms of actual penalties, the Titans were ahead of the Vikings by six penalties. The eye catcher is the yards. The Titans were ahead of the second worst offender, Seattle, by 61 yards. The Titans had a total of 269 yards on special teams. Holy cow. I can’t even imagine how bad it would be if we saw the total penalty yards (which we’ll probably see soon).
The Titans were terrible offenders in the penalty column this year. That has to change going into this next year. Penalties lose games and the Titans suffered from that first hand this year. The offensive line, who struggled in the run blocking department, was consistently being called for holding calls, as was free agent pick up TE Daniel Graham.
Good teams don’t commit penalties, as the stats clearly show. Both Green Bay and New England rank in the bottom three in terms of penalties committed and bottom five in terms of penalty yards. The Titans should be looking to make a playoff push this next year after a successful first season under Munchak so they’ll most certainly be looking to cut down in the penalty department.