In the Titans' search for X plays, the missing ingredient is obvious but screens have emerged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – X plays.

It’s the increasingly popular lingo for explosive plays and the Titans’ path to 8-4 hasn’t featured many of them. Particularly in the passing game.

  • Tennessee has eight passes of 30 or more yards this season.
  • It is tied for a league-low with 14 passes of more than 25 yards.
  • The Titans have 27 pass plays of 20 or more, a low number
  • They have just 55 plays of 15 or more -- the distance most frequently used to classify an X play.

Jeremy McNichols

Pool photo, Jeremy McNichols/ Donald Page, Tennessee Titans

The loss of their big-play receivers has certainly hurt. A.J. Brown has missed two games, falling out of a couple others and is now on IR. Julio Jones has played in just six games, not finishing them all and has just been activated to practice.

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