How to be more intimidating
The Jaguars, for example, are also 8-4 but have outscored opponents by 121 points.So how did Tennessee become the NFL’s least convincing 8-4 team?He hasn’t gotten much help from an underwhelming receiving corps.
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As a result, the team sits four games over .500 but has a scoring margin of -16.
That’s the differential of a 5-7 team, not one gearing up for a playoff run.
As a result, his adjusted yards per pass — an advanced statistic per Pro Football Reference that takes big plays like touchdowns and interceptions into account — has dropped from 7.9 to 6.3.
That’s the difference between being the league’s sixth-most efficient quarterback to one who can’t crack the top 20.
It was a solid rebound from Murray, who had averaged just 3.5 yards per carry while ceding ground to Henry, who is ascending in his second year as a pro.
Tennessee beefed up an undermanned defense by adding a score of expensive free agents in 2017, including Logan Ryan, Jonathan Cyprien, Sylvester Williams, and Karl Klug. Despite facing a lineup of opposing quarterbacks that’s featured De Shone Kizer, Blake Bortles, Jay Cutler, 2017 Joe Flacco, and Jacoby Brissett, the Titans have allowed opposing passers to post an 88.2 rating against them — good for 17th in a 32-team league.
Mariota looked like a franchise building block when he overcame a slow start to 2016 and pushed his Titans into playoff contention.
While a probable Pro Bowl bid was stolen away thanks to a broken leg that ended his season a week early, the former No.
That’s paid dividends between the 20s but failed to translate in the red zone, where defenses sell out hard on the tight end.