Tennessee Titans: Midseason Grades By Position

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Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard (31) is introduced before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at LP Field. The Chiefs beat the Titans 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

I saved the best for last. Easily the strongest position group for the Titans this year has been the defensive backfield. Tennessee is No. 4 in the league in passing yards allowed, No. 2 in passing touchdowns against and the secondary has intercepted a pass or recovered a fumble in all but one of the team’s games so far this season.

Alterraun Verner is the unquestioned leader of the defensive backfield this season, as he is tied for the league lead in both interceptions (four) and pass deflections (13). After adding in his two fumble recoveries this year, Verner’s six takeaways are more than any other player in the NFL.

Bernard Pollard has also been a major contributor in just his first season with the Titans. Pollard leads the team with 47 total tackles and has also caught two interceptions. Possibly his biggest play of the season came at the end of the first half against the Chargers when the captain blocked a 38-yard field goal attempt. The Titans ended up winning by three points.