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Let’s talk about the Titans’ point differential

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There has been a lot of this floating around on Twitter:

So it’s true, the Titans are currently the only division leader in the NFL with a negative point differential, and I do believe that point differential can be an excellent indicator of how good a team actually is.

HOWEVA, in this case it is a little bit misleading when it comes to the Titans. You can’t exclude games, but it is worth noting that one of the Titans losses was by 43 points. Sure, that is awful, but it came in a game where Marcus Mariota missed the second half. The Titans were losing when he went out, but there is no doubt that he would have been able to keep the game closer.

So let’s say the Titans lost that game by just 28 points. That would make their point differential +15. That’s still not a great number, but it would change the narrative quite a bit.

The Titans offense is just going to get better as the season progresses. By the time we get to the end of the season the Titans will have a better point differential than the Jaguars. Book it!

Are you concerned about the Titans negative point differential?