Tennessee Titans (1-2): C+
There is a definite upside and a definite downside to how they have performed this season. The good has come in the form of DeMarco Murray reviving the running game and a defense that has kept opposing offenses off the scoreboard. They held the Lions to 15 points and the potent Raiders offense to just 17. While the Vikings scored 25 points, they did not allow the Vikings an offensive touchdown in that game.
The downside is the turnovers by Marcus Mariota, which could have prevented a 3-0 start. In week one against the Vikings, the Titans led handily until a pick-six and a scoop and score by the Vikings gave them a lead that they would not relinquish. Against the Raiders on Sunday, Mariota threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Still, he led them down the field and had a chance to win it at the end.
With the defense that they have, if they can take care of the ball they could surprise some people. Their biggest issue is their lack of talent at receiver. Tajae Sharpe, a fifth round rookie out of UMass, is their leading receiver right now and Murray is second.