What’s slowing Titans’ offense? A closer look at what’s faltering and its impacts

By John Glennon

When the Titans walked off the field following October's 42-36 win over Houston, it appeared the team had constructed an offense that was all but unstoppable.

In that game alone, the Titans had compiled an eye-opening 601 yards of offense – a total that included Ryan Tannehill throwing for 366 yards and four touchdowns, Derrick Henry running for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and three receivers catching at least five passes.

It marked the fourth straight game the Titans had topped 30 points, all in winning efforts en route to a 5-0 record.

But the last four weeks have seen a significant offensive drop-off for the Titans, who have lost three of those contests.

The Titans have averaged just 21.3 points and 314 yards per game during that stretch, down from 32.8 points and 422 yards per game during the team's five-game unbeaten streak.

A sluggish offense isn't the Titans' biggest problem, as the defense and special teams have both struggled more frequently. But it's still a significant concern because the Titans had shown an ability – since Tannehill became starter – to outscore opponents when need be.

What's behind the offensive struggles? The fact the Titans have faced three of the league's better defenses – Pittsburgh, Chicago and Indianapolis – during the recent four-game stretch has to play a part, as does . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: