The Tennessee Titans came out throwing in game 5 and this opened up more lanes for Chris Johnson to run through. CJ is now the second leading rusher in the NFL with 485 yards, and continues to provide the Titans with 40% of their weekly yardage.
Although Vince Young was more aggressive and effective in game 5, the Titans still need more passing yardage if they hope to win their division. Tennessee is still ranked 28th in the league in passing yards. As VY continues to regain his swagger, we expect to see him racking up more yards in the air as well as on the ground, continuing to develop the Titans powerful triple threat.
Kenny Britt had his best game of the season with 4 receptions for 86 yards and 1 TD; and Rob Bironas, the most dependable kicker in the NFL, added two more field goals, one from 52 yards. Rob has nailed seven straight from outside 50 yards. Marc Mariani continues to ignite life into the Titans’ return game, and he ranks fourth in NFL kickoff return yards with 537.
The Titans defense added six more sacks, continuing to lead the league with a total of 22. The defense is ranked 11th against the run and 27th against the pass. If the Titans hope to make it to post season, they will have to tighten up their passing defense.
Last Sunday, Jeff Fisher coached his 262nd NFL game, which ties him for 9th all time in the NFL. As Tennessee prepares for Monday night’s game in Jacksonville, we all expect a great contest. The Jaguars offense is nearly identical to Tennessee, ranking 4th in rushing and 26th in passing. This should prove interesting and could be beneficial for the Titans, who have been stronger against the run this season. It should provide an opportunity for our secondary to shine and improve their statistics.
Jacksonville’s defense is ranked 13th against the run, 29th against the pass, and 11th in sacks. Vince Young ought to have plenty of time to throw and a weak secondary to pick apart. We look to see Vince throw for over 200 yards on Monday and Chris Johnson to put on a show for the nation. Jacksonville has some talented return specialists, so Tennessee will need to be careful on special teams. If the Titans continue to play intensely and with minimal mistakes, they should win this one in Florida with their biggest game of the first half of the season.