AFC South First Quarter Season Review

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Sep 21, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) catches the ball against Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (59) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans

Quarter Record: 1-3

Player to Highlight: Delanie Walker, 22 receptions, 317 yards, three touchdowns

The Titans got off to a hot start with an impressive win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then they have slumped. They’ve scored just 60 points (30th in the NFL) and have allowed the opposition to rack up 110 points. The -50 point differential is good for 30th in the league. If the Jaguars weren’t in the division the Titans would likely be in last place.

There are struggles at quarterback with the now-injured Jake Locker showing that he still isn’t the answer they hoped he was a few years ago. Charlie Whitehurst isn’t a promising option to look to, but the Titans don’t have any other options really. Running backs Bishop Sankey and Shonn Green are both averaging 4.5 yards per attempt and have been a bright spot on offense along with receiver Delanie Walker. The Titans aren’t really able to feed the ball to the backs, though, because they are being so ridiculously out scored. They have a combined 57 rushes through four games. The offense can only focus on the backs if the defense finally adjusts to their 3-4 scheme. It’s apparent the personnel is not truly fitting the scheme so it may be a long year for the Titans unless changes are made to play to the personnel more.