Concern: Titans’ pass-rush
If the Titans are going to have success in stopping the Saints through the air, they must make Brees uncomfortable in the pocket. Based on what we’ve seen this season, that is a major concern in this game.
Outside of Harold Landry, who has notched nine sacks this season, the Titans have failed to get consistent pressure off the edge on the other side.
The rest of the Titans’ outside linebackers have a combined seven sacks, and 2.5 of those are from Cameron Wake, who is out for the season. Sharif Finch is responsible for the two more of those sacks, but he’s been a healthy scratch quite often this season.
Adding to that problem, the Titans haven’t generated much pressure up the middle, either. In fact, Jurrell Casey even noted that he and the big boys on the interior need to do a better job creating pressure, and head coach Mike Vrabel also expressed the importance of getting pressure in that area.