Titans defense on a terrible trek

Tennessee on pace to allow more than 600 points. Terry McCormick

Print This October 01, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

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The Tennessee Titans defense - with a little assistance from the offense - has been allowing points at an alarming rate.

Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Houston Texans marked the fourth time in as many games that the Titans have allowed at least 34 points. On Sunday, the Titans had two interceptions returned for touchdowns to help push the Texans' point total higher.

But according to, the Titans have now allowed 151 points, putting them on pace at the quarter pole, to surrender 604 points this season. That would shatter the NFL record of 533 points allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.

Those Colts are one of three teams to allow 500 points in a season, along with the 1966 Giants and 2008 Lions, and those three teams finished a combined 3-42-1. That puts the Titans in some terrible company unless they can correct their defensive woes soon.

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