Grading the Titans offense a quarter into the season.
In an odd crux of the quarter-point in the NFL season, the Tennessee Titans find themselves at a unique crossroad. While the team has opened up with a favorable 3-0 start to the season, COVID-19 has spread through the franchise over the last 10 days. A total of 22 positive tests have been reported, two of which have come just today.
While the season is in jeopardy for the Titans, the team has been off to an interesting start. Despite their undefeated record, they have faced spotty opponents who are a combined 3-9 in the season so far. The Titans have needed fourth-quarter stands in each of their three games to pull off narrow victories.
While the Titans are off to an uneven start, the continuity by bringing back most of the offense from last season has helped keep pace early on. The Titans offense has not lost a beat after posting one of the most efficient offenses last year.
Behind Ryan Tannehill, the Titans have tallied consecutive 30 point games. Meanwhile, Derrick Henry has put up yardage behind his heavy workload even if the explosive plays have not been there. Unlike last season where the Titans redzone efficiency was at an all-time high, the Titans have struggled to punch the ball in the endzone.
The soft schedule should help this offense pick up pace as they face tougher opponents in the coming weeks. After the undefeated Buffalo Bills matchup this weekend, the Titans face the Texans, Steelers, and Bengals in the coming weeks.
Let’s evaluate where the Titans offensive players are today as they look forward to the rest of the season.