Tennessee Titans: Reasons for concern and optimism vs. Broncos
Concern: Denver’s two-headed monster
The biggest concern the Titans defense should have is with the two-headed monster that is the Broncos’ rushing attack. Denver has two running backs in Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay who have totaled over 250 yards, and Lindsay leads the way with 327.
One of the biggest issues for Tennessee against the run this season has been allowing big plays, which we saw in Week 2 and Week 3. Well, the Broncos backs have four rushes of 20 yards or more in five games, three of which belong to Lindsay.
But Lindsay isn’t just a force to be reckoned with on the ground. The former undrafted free agent is also third on the team in receiving yards and has one reception of 20 yards or more. Lindsay has a slew of ways to burn opposing defenses and remains one of Denver’s best playmakers on offense.
If the Titans are going to take advantage of Flacco mistakes, they need him throwing the football. If Lindsay is able to dominate on the ground like he did last week against the Los Angeles Chargers to the tune of 114 yards on the ground and 7.6 yards per carry, the Titans won’t be able to take advantage of one of the Broncos’ biggest weaknesses.