Titans become first team to accomplish rare NFL feat since undefeated 2007 Patriots in Week 5 win


The Tennessee Titans fell short of the level of dominance that the 2007 New England Patriots maintained in their blitzkrieg of opponents in their undefeated 2007 regular season, but in Week 5 they achieved a feat accomplished for the last time by this Pats team in their perfect regular season – – against the same opponent no less. During their 42-16 beat against the previously undefeated Buffalo Bills, the Titans made NFL history. Par NFL Research, the Titans became the first team to score a touchdown on every red zone possession (minimum six red zone possessions), to have no rolls and to allow no sacks since the Patriots in 2007.

New England hit that milestone in a 56-10 blowout against Buffalo in Week 11 of the 2007 season. The Patriots scored 35 points in the first half of that game and scored a touchdown on their first seven. possessions. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was with the 2007 Patriots when they accomplished the feat. Vrabel finished with three tackles and a quarterback in the win.

This performance from Tennessee was not as dominant, but it emerged as such as the game progressed. The Titans scored touchdowns on six of their nine possessions – including their last three possessions – topping the Bills 21-6 in the second half of the resounding victory.

Ryan Tannehill completed 75% of his passes and threw three touchdown passes while rushing for one, finishing with a 129.3 passer rating. Tannehill has recorded four total touchdowns in three of his 14 starts with the Titans. He completed 68.9% of his passes for 1,004 yards with nine touchdowns for a single interception over the year (odds 110.8).

The Titans may not reach the level of the 2007 Patriots, but they are a quarter of the way (4-0) to a perfect regular season. Tennessee started 4-0 for the first time since 2008.


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