What would a 500 point Titans team look like?
Some things just sound hyperbolic when you say them, so it makes sense that you might be coming into this article thinking that it is clickbait or something, but the Tennessee Titans could actually score 500 points this year.
It would take some luck, but just for a little bit of a spoiler, the franchise scored more than 400 points this year for just the fourth time in the Super Bowl era (post-1970). That happened despite some pretty formidable obstacles.
Three teams did it in 2018, so it isn’t some mythical number that only happens every so often. So then you would think that it is only the teams that pass the ball 50 times per game, right?
Well not so fast because the Baltimore Ravens did it in 2019 and they led the NFL in rush attempts. That may sound like it was close, but it wasn’t because they had 596 attempts and the San Francisco 49ers came in second with 498 attempts, meaning that the Ravens had nearly 100 more attempts than the 49ers.
Again, in case that isn’t enough context the Ravens were so run focused that the gap in rush attempts between them and the 49ers, was more than the gap between the 49ers and the New Orleans Saints who were16th in rush attempts last year.
History shows that no matter how you want to move the ball, 500 points is possible. So, what would the Titans need to do to hit that number? Let’s start with what they did last season.