Titans vs. Chargers: 3 things to expect from Tennessee
By Brian Akins
3. Titans D will play at a high level
The Titans’ defense is playing at a very high level so far this season. According to Pro Football Focus, through six weeks Tennessee’s defense is ranked fourth in team defense in the NFL.
The defense has shown some decent run-stopping ability. Through six games, the Titans are allowing 104.5 rushing yards per game, owning the No. 15 run defense.
Along with being decent run-stoppers, Tennessee has been OK at forcing turnovers on defense. The Titans have just one game where they didn’t force a turnover, and that was in their 20-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Through five games, the Titans have forced eight turnovers on defense.
One great stat for the defense is the number of points that it is allowing per game. Tennessee is allowing an average of just 15.3 points per game. That impressive number is what has allowed the Titans to remain at least somewhat competitive. The most points they allowed in one game this season was the 20 points they allowed against the Jaguars.
This week, the Titans are facing an offense that has put up only 80.2 rushing yards and 20 points per game this season. Those stats plays well into both the the strengths and weaknesses of this Titans defense.
My expectation is that once again Tennessee’s defense will continue to play at a high level, holding the Chargers to less than 100 yards rushing in the game. However, like much of this season, the offense has been unable to complement the defense and help pull out the wins they need and once again I expect that to happen on Sunday.