I was killing Dick LeBeau in the first half last night. The Titans weren’t doing anything to generate a pass rush and Jacoby Brissett was picking them apart. Well credit LeBeau with doing making the proper adjustments during halftime.
Check out these stats from PFF (emphasis mine):
The Titans blitzed on 30 percent of pass plays versus the Colts, and nearly 70 percent of their blitzes occurred during the 2nd half of the game. Colts QB Jacoby Brissett struggled when blitzed, as he connected on just 50 percent of his throws for a 64.6 passer rating.
The Titans defense managed to pressure Colts QB Brissett on 28 percent of his dropbacks, and the majority of those pressures, 72.7 percent, were generated in the 2nd half of the game. When under pressure, Brissett only connected on 27.3 percent of his throws and averaged an anemic 3.1 yards per attempt. Brissett posted a passer rating of just 40.0 when under pressure.
That was the difference in the game. That is why the streak is over. There are still some deficiencies on defense, but the story line of the game passing LeBeau should probably quiet down for the time being.