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Titans stingy on defense everywhere except run

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By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans have a few holes in their otherwise very stingy defense, and lately opponents have been running right through them.

The Titans rank ninth in points allowed per game and seventh defending the pass. But a unit that started off this season giving up very few yards on the ground now is among the worst in the NFL at 27 overall, having given up more yards rushing in the past four games than the week before.

Coach Mike Munchak says the issue simply is tackling and that it's something easily fixed. The Titans also need to defend running quarterbacks better.

Tennessee plays the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and Maurice Jones-Drew has run for 466 yards in his last three games in Nashville.

 

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