Bills vs. Titans: Tennessee Defense Allowing Most Points In NFL

Frederick Breedon

The Buffalo Bills and Ryan Fitzpatrick will have an opportunity to get on track against Tennessee's porous defense.

The Tennessee Titans defense has had a spectacularly bad start to their season in 2012 and currently rank dead last in the NFL in points allowed. With that in mind, it could be the week for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills offense to finally get right.

The Titans rank dead last in the league in points allowed, surrendering 30 or more points in every game but their week 6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. (The Bills are 31st, on the back of their three blowout losses.) They have given up 204 points in six games, and average 34 points a game. They're also giving up the 28th-most yards at 314 yards per game.

Currently ranked 29th against the pass, Tennessee allowed Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 356 yards - including an 82-yarder to Mike Wallace - a week ago. One of the biggest problems is their inability to rush the passer. They have just eight sacks on the season and with that lack of pressure have forced just four interceptions. Each figure is in the bottom third of the league and could allow Fitzpatrick to get more comfortable in the pocket and make throws.

There will also be opportunities for C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson to make big plays in the running game. The Titans defense has surrendered 130 yards rushing a game on average and seven touchdowns this season. It will be up to former Bills defensive coordinator Jerry Gray to slow down the Bills offensive attack on Sunday.

After playing the 49ers (1st) and Cardinals (10th) in consecutive weeks, it will be a welcome chance for the Bills to go up against a defense giving up more opportunities for big yards.

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