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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Where the Titans stand in key categories

By Paul Kuharsky

Let’s run through where the Titans stand in key categories through four games.

Overall offensive and defensive rankings and rushing and passing rankings are based on yardage, and yardage isn’t the most important thing.

Points are the most important thing, and third down is quite important, too.

We will include last year’s final rankings, at least for now.



The rushing offense isn’t in that bad of a spot considering some of the fronts the Titans have matched up against. But a run-heavy team playing its backup quarterback needs to begin to climb in that category now. And the Chiefs have given up 5.4 yards a carry.

The third-down defense numbers are very solid -- Tennessee is allowing conversions just under a third of the time. Last year they allowed a conversion rate of nearly 40 percent.