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The Titans defense is winning on third downs this season in spite of their 1-2 record.

The Tennessee Titans defense is winning the battle with opponents on third downs this season. the numbers are impressive.

In the NFL getting off the field on third down is an important thing, and the teams that are best in that category usually win football games. The numbers the Tennessee Titans have produced so far this season in that category might surprise you.

Through their first three games of the season the Titans are atop the league in one third down statistic and tied for second in another. In their first three games, the Titans are atop the league in third down defense, allowing 12 first downs on 36 attempts (69.4 percent success rate), meaning that in those drives the Titans defense are getting stops when it comes to third down.

The Titans defense is second in the league in three-and-outs, as they have forced the opponents offense into just three offensive plays in a possession on 33.3 percent of their defensive series.

That number is tied for second with the Philadelphia Eagles and trailing only the New York Jets at 34.7 percent success rate for thre-and-outs.

In 2014 the Titans dfense ranked 24th in the NFL, forcing opponenets into three-and -outs on just 18.3 percent of their defensive series.

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