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The two teams with the rushing average against this season will face each other on Sunday when the Titans host the Jaguars Sunday.

The Titans and Jaguars run defenses are pretty good against the run

Through the first seven weeks of the NFL season, the Titans rushing defense ranked 29th in the league, allowing opponents to rush for an average of 129.2 yards per game. However, since then the Titans have fielded one of the NFL’s top rushing defenses.

The first seven weeks of the campaign included six games and a bye for the Tennessee Titans. In those six games, they allowed opponents to gain more than 100 rushing yards five times.

From their game at Houston on Nov. 1 through last Sunday against Oakland, the Titans have allowed their opponents to top 100 yards only once (119 vs. Carolina). The defense has given up 82.0 rushing yards per game, which is good for seventh in the NFL during that stretch. Furthermore, their opponents’ average of 2.99 yards per carry ranks second in the NFL over the same time period, narrowly trailing their opponent this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars (2.98 yards per attempt).

Lowest opponent rushing average, NFL Weeks 8-12 (Oct. 29–present):

Team                                   Att    Yds   Avg    Lg    TD

1. Jacksonville Jaguars         101    301   2.98    26     3

2. Tennessee Titans             137    410    2.99    17     3

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers    135    420    3.11    20     0

4. Carolina Panthers             101    316    3.13    25t    1

5. Denver Broncos                134    441    3.29    18     4

6. Baltimore Ravens               95    316    3.33     16    1

7. New England Patriots        113    405    3.58    48t    5

8. Green Bay Packers          145     530    3.66    28t    6

    Cleveland Browns            119     435    3.66    25t    1

10.Pittsburgh Steelers            89    332     3.73    44    2

Fewest opponent rushing yards per game, NFL Weeks 8-12 (Oct. 29–present):

          Team                        Att    Yds    Avg    Lg    TD    Att/Game   Yds.Game

1. Carolina Panthers            101    316    3.13    25t     1       20.2           63.2

2. Houston Texans                71    280    3.94    29      1      17.8            70.0

3. Jacksonville Jaguars        101   301    2.98    26       3      25.3           75.3

4. Baltimore Ravens              95   316    3.33    16        1     23.8            79.0

5. Arizona Cardinals              83   320    3.86    20        4     20.8            80.0

6. New England Patriots       113   405    3.58   48t        5     22.6            81.0

7. Tennessee Titans             137  410    2.99    17        3     27.4             82.0

8. Kansas City Chiefs            83   331    3.99    32        1    20.8              82.8

9. Pittsburgh Steelers            89   332    3.73    44         2    22.3             83.0

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 135   420    3.11    20         0    27.0              84.0

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