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How Titans are Projected to Finish in Key Categories


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2016 season is three-quarters over for the Tennessee Titans.

With a 6-6 record, the team has its sights set on the AFC South title. With four games left, the team is in the thick of things for a playoff spot.

Some pretty impressive individual and team performances are also playing out right before our eyes.

Let's take a look at where the Titans stand in some key categories after 12 games, and how things project for a full season:


Marcus Mariota's current passing yards:2998 **Projected through 16 games:3,997. At his current pace … Mariota would shatter his total from a year ago (2,818) and he'd break the "Titans era" record for passing yards in a season, set by Matt Hasselbeck, when he threw for 3,571 yards in 2011. Warren Moon holds the franchise record for passing yards in a season with 4,690 (set in 1991).

Marcus Mariota's current passing TD total: 25.
Projected through 16 games: 33.
At his current pace … Mariota would tie Warren Moon's touchdown total from 1990, and he'd be second to only George Blanda's 36 passing touchdowns in 1961.


DeMarco Murray's current rushing yards total:1,043. **Projected through 16 games:1,391. At his current pace … Murray would post his highest rushing total since he ran for 1,845 with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, and it would be the highest total for a Titans running back since Chris Johnson's 2,006-yard season in 2009.

Rishard Matthews' current receiving yards total: 669.
Projected through 16 games: 892.
At his current pace … Matthews has already eclipsed his career highs for catches (48) and receiving yards. He'd shatter his 662-yard total from 2015 with a strong finish.

Delanie Walker's current touchdown total: 6.
Projected through 16 games: 8.
At his current pace … Walker would set a career-high for touchdown catches in a season. With six, he's already tied his mark set back in 2013.


Offensive line sacks allowed total:18. **Projected through 16 games:24. At the current pace … It would be the lowest sacks allowed since the 2011 season, when the Titans allowed 24 sacks. The Titans allowed 54 sacks last season.

Avery Williamson's current tackle total: 118.
Projected through 16 games: 157.
At his current pace … Williamson would easily finish as the team leader in tackles (Wesley Woodyard's 62 is second right now) and he set a new career-high.  Williamson posted 137 tackles in 2015.


Brian Orakpo's current sack total:9. **Projected through 16 games:12. At his current pace … Orakpo would set a new career-high for sacks in a season (he had 11 in 2009 with the Redskins) and he'd finish with the most sacks by a Titan since Jason Babin posted 12.5 in 2010.

Derrick Morgan's current sack total: 8.
Projected through 16 games: 11.
At his current pace … Morgan would shatter his career-high of 6.5 from the 2014 season.

Defense's current sack total: 30.
Projected through 16 games: 40.
At the current pace … The Titans defense would record the most sacks since the 2010 team also finished with 40.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Chicago Bears in Week 12 action at Soldier Field. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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