Broncos’ lack of pass-rush
If the Titans were looking for an ideal matchup to cure the ills of their putrid offensive line that has allowed 22 sacks through five games, this game with the Broncos presents it. Denver has tallied just five sacks this season, tying it for the worst mark in the NFL thus far.
Star pass-rusher Von Miller has two of those five sacks and hasn’t exactly looked like his dominant self. The Titans still can’t take him lightly, though, and need to provide help in order to stop him from wrecking this game by himself.
Because of the torn Achilles injury that knocked Bradley Chubb out for the season, the Broncos are missing a key pass-rusher in this game, and that’s quite the reprieve for this struggling Titans O-line that now only has to account for one great pass-rusher.
If Tennessee can stop Von Miller, it should be able to limit the rest of Denver’s pass-rushers, which should lead to more time to throw for Marcus Mariota — and we’ve seen how good Mariota can be when he’s given time in the pocket. He really only struggles when the O-line is acting like a sieve.