Limiting long drives
The Titans defense was solid all game and definitely outperformed the Titans offense. The defense held the Colts in check for most of the game; however, the defense will need to play tighter to give the offense better field position and opportunities. The best way to do this will be for the Titans to limit the long drives.
The Colts owned the time of possession for 31 minutes of the game and converted 50% of their 3rd downs. Allowing opposing teams to consistently convert on 3rd downs will exhaust the defense and cause major momentum shifts in the game.
Early in the game, the Colts converted three third downs on their way to a 12-play touchdown drive. While the Titans did force two turnovers and five punts, they also allowed the Colts to sustain three drives of 8+ plays. The Titans offense had eight drives starting within their own 30 yard line. For an offense that cannot seem to get on track, the Titans defense will need to provide better opportunities moving forward.
Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew has shown an ability to sustain drives in the past two games. In past seasons, the Jaguars have been most successful when they have limited the time Mariota has been able to get the ball to dissect their secondary.