Positive Tennessee Titans stats after first two games of 2019
After a 1-1 start, there are some positive stats we can point to for the Tennessee Titans.
It’s hard to be positive after the Tennessee Titans dropped their Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts, but there are some stats that show the Titans are doing some things right.
We’ve seen nothing but negativity since Sunday, and rightfully so, the result of the Titans-Colts game didn’t go as a lot of us expected.
Regardless, there are some positive things to look at after two games. So, let’s try to keep it positive on this Wednesday.
Through two games, the Titans have committed 11 penalties, which is tied for the least in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers.
Since head coach Mike Vrabel took over in 2018, the Titans have been penalized 5.2 times per contest and 93 times overall, which is the best in the NFL. The next closest team, the Panthers, have 10 more than the Titans.
The Titans have totaled eight sacks and four interceptions thus far in 2019, which is tied for the best franchise start since 2008.
The Titans lead the NFL in turnover margin, and it is just the fourth time in franchise history that the team has not committed a turnover through two games.
Dating back to last season, running back Derrick Henry has six consecutive games with 80 yards or more after doing it twice to start this season. Should he do it again in Week 3, Henry would become the third back in Titans/Oilers history to do it in seven straight games.
Former back Chris Johnson holds the franchise record with 12 straight games of 80 yards or more. It certainly isn’t crazy to think Henry could threaten that record this season.
What’s even more impressive is that dating back to December 6th of last year, no running back in the NFL has more rushing yards than Henry, who has totaled 750 in that span and 170 more than the next closest running back, Saquon Barkley.
With all the negativity surrounding Marcus Mariota, did you know that he has the seventh-best passer rating in the league against the blitz this season?
There, do you at least feel a bit better now?