Here are six key players the Titans will be up against this Sunday. Dexter McCluster somehow made the list. He's been returning punts for the Chargers (oh...that's how he made the list), but hasn't been used much on the offense. Philip Rivers makes the list because, well, he's the quarterback. Putting pressure on him will go a long way. He's already been sacked 21 times this season. Melvin Gordon has been quite productive. He currently is number seven in rushing yards, and is leading the league with 10 touchdowns. On defense the Titans will be up against key players Joey Bosa, Brandon Mebane, and Casey Hayward.
The Titans have been pretty good on third downs this year. Currently the team is the third best in the league with a 48.1% conversion rate. Which is good considering the team is also tied for 10th at putting themselves in third and long situations. Converting on third and long can have a demoralizing effect on the opposing defense, and that can help the offense carry on some momentum. The team should still work on getting into third and long situations less though.
Here are five burning questions for the Titans vs Chargers. Can Mariota keep being awesome? Over the last four games he has thrown 10 touchdowns and only one interception. Dang! Will Murray keep up the pace? Murray was sustained an injury against the Jaguars in the first half, but was able to return to action during the second half. He could be limited on Sunday because of it though. Will Morgan continue to tack on the pressure? If he records a sack then it will be his fifth consecutive game doing so. Is there an unseen advantage playing against Whiz? The defense practiced against his offense the last two years, so....maybe? Travis Benjamin plays for the Chargers now. Will he torch the Titans again? I honestly wouldn't be all that surprised if he did.
Quick Hit: Three notes from yesterday's practice.
That's all for today. Happy reading!