Titans vs. Texans: Reasons for optimism and concern for Tennessee
Concern: The secondary
Tennessee’s secondary has had its fair share of issues over the past few weeks, but those issues really started when Malcolm Butler was put on season-ending IR after Week 9.
The fact that Adoree’ Jackson has missed the last three games has only exacerbated the struggles of Tennessee’s pass defense.
Over the last three games, Tennessee has allowed an average of 261.3 passing yards, which is slightly higher than the 259.2 it has averaged throughout the season. The Titans currently own the ninth-worst pass defense in the NFL.
Jackson got in a limited practice last week before missing the final two practices of the week and ultimately being ruled out. It’s possible he might have played if Tennessee had something to play for in Week 16, but that was not the case.
On the team’s estimated injury report from Wednesday, Jackson was listed as a non-participant in practice, so we’re not off to a good start this week.
Tennessee won’t see improvement in Week 17 unless Jackson returns and/or the Texans rest their starters.