For the first time this season, the Tennessee Titans (1-2) finally broke into the win column after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders (0-3), 24-22.
This victory gives the Titans legitimate hope again. A Week 3 loss to the Raiders would have sent them to 0-3, which ultimately would have been the worst record in the league by the end of the weekend.
Instead, the Titans join a cluster of teams who are within one game of each at 1-2 and 2-1. After last Sunday’s hard fought win, Tennessee is now just one victory away from reaching .500 again after a dismal 0-2 start to the year.
But before we move on to Week 4, all season long we’ve been reviewing the advanced metrics from several different platforms and reflecting on what’s stood out the most.
Also, prior to going into all of that, we just wanted to give a quick reminder that this article will be using updated advanced metrics from Pro Football Focus (PFF), Next Gen Stats, ESPN, RBSDM, and Sports Info Solutions (SIS).
Some of the verbiages can be a bit confusing at times, so I am also linking to a glossary in this article that contains any elaborate definitions that readers may need to know.
Now, lets take a closer look at the four major takeaways from the advanced stats following the Titans’ first victory of the season.