6. We are spoiled by the Titans’ D
As I mentioned before, we are truly spoiled by this unit. Game after game they show up, putting in outstanding performances, only to be let down by the offense.
When the Chargers marched down the field to move to within one score, and then on their last drive of the game that nearly led to them winning it, I, like a lot of Titans fans, thought “man, the offense finally shows up and now the defense is going to let us down.”
In that moment of dread, I couldn’t even be mad at the defense for what I thought was an inevitable game-winning score for the Chargers. After all, this defense has done its job to an elite level all season, and the Los Angeles touchdown would have led to the most points any offense has scored on Tennessee’s defense.
And then, the stand happened. The Titans defense had one more big play in it and stopped the Chargers on their fourth attempt to take the lead from inside the five-yard line. Not only that, but Wesley Woodyard was able to strip Melvin Gordon, and the fumble was recovered by Jurrell Casey.
With the standard this defense has set in 2019, you could certainly say that Week 7 was a letdown game, but the 20 points the Titans let up would put them as the No. 10 scoring defense in the NFL this season if it was their per game average. Their actual per game average is 16, which is the fourth-best in the league.
It just goes to show how spoiled we are with the amazing talent on defense. If the Titans can consistently find themselves on offense with even just competent play, Tennessee can turn this ship around quickly and make a run this season because of this special unit.