The Tennessee Titans are now tied with every other AFC South team at 2-2 and they have the best point differential at +29 which is behind only the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens in the AFC.
After a 5-sack performance today that saw a forced fumble and several ruined 3rd and 4th downs, it looks like the Titans can decide when to get to the QB when they want to.
People don’t seem to realize, but despite the Titans dropping Harold Landry into coverage constantly he still managed to have a career day and 2 sacks. Hopefully the Titans coaching staff figures out that he is better going forwards than backwards and will use him correctly going forward.
The other (and obviously bigger) note from today is the return of Marcus Mariota‘s pass protection thanks in some part to Nate Davis who was effective when he was asked to play.
That pass protection let Marcus Mariota throw for 3 TDs and kept him clean all day. Had the Titans not gone to a more conservative set of play calls in the 2nd half, it isn’t crazy to think that Mariota could have had a career day throwing to Corey Davis and especially A.J. Brown who seemed to be wide open all day.
The Tennessee Titans have dominated in their wins and aside from what was basically a special teams touchdown in Jacksonville, they have been close in their losses.
Mike Vrabel needs to get the Titans to play like this consistently going forward, but with Taylor Lewan and Nate Davis hopefully ready to take starter snaps next week at home, hopefully the Titans offense gets even better and the defense can still stay a top-5 unit.