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Titans hit goal for touchdown to field goal ratio

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Dec 30, 2008.

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans' No. 1 goal for 2008 was to get in the end zone a lot more often.</p> <p>Touchdown troubles were a big share of the reason Norm Chow was removed as offensive coordinator, <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9589" shape="rect" target="_new">Vince Young</a> faced a lot of criticism over his second-year production and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9235" shape="rect" target="_new">Rob Bironas</a> had a Pro Bowl season.</p> <p>Coach Jeff Fisher said the Titans set annual goals of a ratio of about 40 touchdowns to 25 field goals for the season.</p> <p>The 2007 Titans scored just 28 touchdowns (with only nine through the air) and kicked 35 field goals. That was 301 points, 18.8 a game.</p> <p>The 2008 Titans scored 41 touchdowns (with 13 through the air) and kicked 29 field goals. That was 375 points, 23.4 a game.</p> <p>Only twice in the last 18 years has the franchise scored more -- 435 points in 2003 and 392 in 1999.</p> <p>"We set out last year as a goal to improve our offensive efficiency in the plus territory, improve scoring," Fisher said. "I think we've had the [third]-highest offensive output in the last 15 years. We kind of have an in-house goal of touchdowns to field goals. You want to score more touchdowns than you do field goals. We recently surpassed that. I thought we were very good there. We're going to continue along those lines."</p>

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