NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Titans went 1-3 the first four weeks of the NFL season and averaged just over 15 points a game.
That was tied for the lowest scoring per game in the NFL, but everything changed in October.
In their last four games, the Titans have doubled their scoring output, averaging 30 points a game and going 3-1 over that span. That has led to a 4-4 record and kept them in the division race just a game back from the Houston Texans.
Marcus Mariota has been excellent, completing 70 percent of his passes while throwing 10 touchdowns to just one interception.
DeMarco Murray has racked up 416 rushing yards to go along with three touchdowns, and the Titans are getting significant contributions from the wide receiver corps.
Rishard Matthews has emerged as a red zone target with three touchdowns in the last four games, and Kendall Wright has added a deep threat to the Titans’ passing attack with two touchdowns over 35 yards.
“We’re being dynamic in the passing game. Obviously, they’re softening up the box a little bit, running game has been there. We’re complimenting each other very well. Marcus has been playing great, Delanie is playing well, Rishard and Kendall have stepped up huge for us,” explained running back DeMarco Murray.
“Being consistent, going out there and making plays when the ball comes our way, Marcus is doing a great job of running, using his arm and the running backs are having big runs. Like I said, everyone is just clicking and I think when we’re all clicking it’s hard to stop us,” said wide receiver Rishard Matthews.
The Titans take on the Chargers Sunday at 3:25 p.m. in San Diego. The game will give them a chance to move to 5-4.