Titans run defense faces tough test against Jets

Jurrell Casey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Titans have had one major struggle all season and it’s stopping the run game.

Tennessee is the worst team in the NFL giving up more than 141 yards per game while their opponent this Sunday, the New York Jets, is second in the league averaging near 150 yards per game.

The Jets have a two-headed running attack in Chris Ivory, who leads the team with 714 yards, and former Titans star Chris Johnson with 558 yards.

It’s no secret what the Jets will likely do Sunday at LP Field and the Titans players know it’s coming.

Jurrell Casey said, “It’s been one of the things that we’ve been having a tough time with this season, is stopping the run, so we are kind of expecting them to come in and run it down our throat, but I think the guys we have up front, we’re prepared for it and we’re pining this game on our shoulders to try and go out there and stop it.”

Quinton Groves added, “Just call a spade a spade. Given our woes and our weaknesses, you have to be on heightened awareness and they do a lot of things, misdirection and things like that, to get you out of your gap and things like that, but I think we have a great game plan going in.”

The Titans are riding a 7-game lose streak and if they hope to snap it, they have to shut down a very powerful run attack.

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