Titans coach Jeff Fisher said that of all the team's worries and issues in the midst of a five-game losing streak, his primary concern is time of possession.
The Titans were hammered in time of possession, allowing their opponent to hold the ball for at least 39 minutes for the third consecutive week.
“Our issues are team-related issues right now. My No. 1 concern right now is time of possession. We're last in the league in time of possession, and it's uncharacteristic of us to be last in the league,” Fisher said. “The team is contributing to that. It's not just the offense and our ability to convert third downs. It's defense; it's inability to get off the field. It's turnovers. We've turned the ball over the last five weeks much more than we did the first, and we're not getting our turnovers. We can improve both areas on third down, and a lot of that stuff is with the run game.”
With the Indianapolis Colts coming to LP Field on Thursday night for a prime time game, the Titans need to figure things out quickly, even with Indy on a three-game skid of its own.
Even though the Colts only average 29:31 in time of possession themselves, they are quite adept at exploiting the Titans top weakness that has caused the problem – third down.
Indianapolis is converting third downs at a 45.5 percent clip, third best in the NFL.