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Before the season started, I was concerned about the Titans defense. The offense looked strong in the preseason, and the defense was coming off of its worst year in team history (at least in points scored), so there was good reason to be worried.
After the Steelers game, there were still questions, since it's hard to determine just how good the Steelers offense is without any real running backs.
Now, there are no questions. The Titans defense looks like a top-10 unit, maybe even better.
They only sacked Matt Schaub twice officially, but they were in his face all day and picked him off twice. Besides, the Texans feature one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, so getting the pressure on the quarterback that Tennessee did tells you a lot about the defensive line.
Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner had great games, too. Verner would be a lights-out player if he were taller, but his ability to read offenses makes up for a lot of what he lacks physically.
With games coming up against weak offenses like those of Jacksonville, Oakland and the New York Jets, the Titans defense should still be looking good for the rest of the season.