Hey, just wanted to counter the "2nd in total defense" thread with better stats from FO. I was thinking about posting them anyway regarding the perception that the offense sucks but the defense is doing well. So is it? Well, kind of. Offense: 31st, 29th passing, 30th running. No surprises here. Defense: 18th, 29th against the pass, 2nd against the run. The 2nd against the run is very impressive, no doubt. Quick note: The Titans are, overall, the 22nd pass offense. That's remarkable, since Mariota is ranked as the 7th best passer. FOs numbers have a correction for strength of schedule, but last Sunday is boosting our numbers more than it should. By comparison, in 2016 we were the 19th defense, 16th against the pass and 22nd against the run. In short, our offense has plummeted, but our defense is still mediocre, just like it was last year. By comparison, they're playing great, but in reality that pass defense will lose way more games than the run defense will win as opponents start to catch up to that. Quick note: These numbers don't reflect who's better or who's worse or what a team is, they're simply a description of what the results have been so far. Edit: These are not plain yards, this is DVOA, yards adjusted per situation and opponent.