October 31, 2016

DeMarco Murray is running like he did two seasons ago in Dallas. When he gets tired, Tennessee can hit teams in the mouth with Derrick Henry. And its offensive line, led by tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin, is one of the best to run behind in the NFL. The Titans rank third in the league in rushing yards per game but sit at just 4-4 this season. The issue for Tennessee is teams may begin to dare Marcus Mariota to throw the ball more by loading the box. Mariota has just as many picks (six) as he had through eight games last year, and teams may start to exploit those mistakes more by choking out the Titans’ run game, and that would extend Tennessee’s playoff drought to eight seasons.

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