Grading the Titans' performance in their 35-14 divisional playoff loss against the Patriots on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium: Derrick Henry managed a paltry 28 rushing yards on 12 carries just 2.3 yards per touch a week after setting the franchise single-game playoff record for yards from scrimmage. Take, for example, Mariota's first touchdown pass. Individually, having a 13 touchdown to 15 interception season in the NFL is simply unacceptable, especially in todays NFL where you have top-end quarterbacks throwing for over 30 touchdowns and 4,000 yards on a consistent basis. Danny Amendola had a team-high 11 catches for 112 yards. pic.twitter.com/ozk413WVh3, Derrick Henry is the third player in @Titans history to have 100+ rushing yards in a playoff game, joining Eddie George (twice) and Earl Campbell.
The Patriots rushed for 101 yards on 27 carries, just the third time the Titans allowed an opponent to crack the century mark on the ground since mid-October. For an idea of just how good Hunt has been, consider this: he ranks fifth overall in value per play, ahead of Le'Veon Bell, Mark Ingram and Ezekiel Elliott. He chose Oregon over Memphis. Davis finished his rookie campaign with 34 catches for 375 yards and no touchdowns. For starters, the Chiefs led, 21-3, at home, against a Titans outfit that was predictable on offense and porous on defense. Mariota had another fine year in 2013 as he led the Ducks to an 11-2 record while once again being named first-team All-Pac-12. He suffered an elbow in jury in the team's opening game and missed the second before returning in Week 3. 2022 www.tennessean.com. This one will be tough to explain in Kansas City: Kareem Hunt had 6 carries in the 1st quarterand had only 5 in the final 3 quarters most of the time with no Travis Kelce ridiculous. Three kneel-downs later and the Titans had their first playoff win since 2003. %: 50.0%Yards:4Avg. Given how much the Titans' offense has struggled and the "Mike Mularkey should be fired" speculation has swirled the Mariota-to-Mariota game plan quickly became popular. This move reunites Mariota with Falcons head coach Arthur Smith. The 19 touchdown passes act as a Titans franchise record for a rookie quarterback. Except that Henry was down before he fumbled. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER. After a slow start, the Titans' defense shut down an explosive Chiefs' offense. His final game in green and yellow came in the 2015 national championship game. Games played (started): 10 (0)Starting record: 0-0Comp/Att: 1-2Comp. He threw for 226 yards and ran for 88, finding pay dirt as both a passer and runner in the process. It was Boldens first rushing touchdown since 2014. He spent 4.5 seasons as the starting quarterback before being replaced by Ryan Tannehill in 2019. 2022 Minute Media - All Rights Reserved. When it was over, Henry 22 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown. Brady passed for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff game for the 10th time in his career, claiming sole possession of an NFL record he previously shared with Joe Montana. It also gave credence to comments made earlier in the week by one of Mariota's favorite targets, tight end Delanie Walker. He helped stiff arm his team to their first playoff appearance since 2008 by beating the Jaguars in a win-and-in Week 17 game at Nissan Stadium. They also couldnt find a way to get pressure on Brady, who led the Patriots to more than 30 first downs in a playoff game for the third time in franchise history. Daren Bates was called for holding on the Patriots second punt, causing the Titans to begin a drive on their own 5-yard line. Selected second overall in the subsequent NFL Draft, Mariota was welcomed in Tennessee as a franchise-turning player. Game over.
Eric Decker had a team-high six catches for 85 yards. Later in the season, Mariota led the Titans to their first win over the New England Patriots since 2002. The Titans, who had never started a rookie QB in week one, won 42-14 behind a four-touchdown showing from the rookie. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images), NASHVILLE, TN DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Marcus Mariota, Head coach:Mike MularkeyOffensive coordinator:Terry RobiskieTeam record:9-7Total games missed:1Playoff appearance:Yes, Marcus Mariota passing stats: 3,232 YDS, 13 TD, 15 INT, 62.0 CMP%. pic.twitter.com/71DVQilUTD, Marcus Mariota now has more playoff receiving touchdowns than Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans combined. "Sometimes you've got to overcome coaching. The Titans had allowed just five rushing touchdowns all season, the fewest in the NFL. He was briefly committed to the Ducks along with 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel before Manziel decided to attend Texas A&M. Meanwhile, the Chiefs, for reasons that remain a mystery, made themselves a one-dimensional offense despite leading for three-and-a-half quarters. Games played (started): 14 (13)Starting record: 7-6Comp/Att: 228-331Comp. In football, he was relatively unknown late in his high school career due to not starting until his senior season. Mariota was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the No. This early fourth quarter 35-yard touchdown sprint served as a microcosm of the Chiefs' struggles in the second half: He's GONE. The Titans upset the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 in the Wildcard Round. Beyond that, there are no bright spots to what went down at Arrowhead Stadium. After redshirting the 2011 season, Mariota became the first freshman to start a season opener for the Ducks in 22 seasons. : 7.6TDs/INT: 11/8QB Rating: 92.3Rush yards: 357Rush TDs: 2. Smith started as defensive quality control coach for the Titans in 2011 before switching over to the offensive side of the ball and eventually working his way up to offensive coordinator in 2019. But the Titans managed just five first downs on their other 8 drives combined. For more information, please read our Legal Disclaimer. If you're a Chiefs' fan and looking for some good news, this is about the best we can do: Saturday's 22-21 playoff loss to the Titans wasn't the worst in the Andy Reid era. Games played (started): 74 (61)Starting record: 29-32Comp/Att: 1,128-1,795Comp. Strangely, the 2017 seasonacted as his worst statisticalseasons with lows in yards per pass average (7.1), touchdown passes (13) and quarterback rating (79.3). His longest was 62 yards. Season overview:After his time in Tennessee cameto a close, Mariota signed a two-year deal worth $17.6million with the Las Vegas Raiders. Rookie wide receiver Corey Davis caught the first two touchdowns of his career, the first a spectacular one-handed grab from 15 yards out to give the Titans a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. There was no need for Succop this time because Mariota, who had battled injuries and inconsistency for much of the season, put the team on his back. In the semifinals, Oregon beat Winston and the Florida State Seminoles 59-20 before coming up short against Ohio State in the championship game., Ryans departure leaves a clear vacancy at the quarterback position and Mariota is believed to be in a good position to assume that role with the current roster. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories_live-blog, at Meanwhile, prior to Saturday the Titans had overcome a 14-point deficit once in the Marcus Mariota era: Week 15 of the 2016 season. Despite being ranked the No. His junior Heisman-winning season was spectacular. Instead, it was batted down near the goal line, ricocheted back to Mariota, who dove for the pylon. section: | slug: titans-vs-chiefs-score-takeaways-marcus-mariota-leads-tennessee-to-huge-playoff-win | sport: football | route: article_single.us | He spent five seasons in Nashville before signing a two-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2020 offseason.. in case you're still confused, Mariota caught his own touchdown pass. The second, inside the two-minute warning, set the final score. Instead, after a three-game losing streak Tennessee has now won two straight and will either face the Patriots or Steelers next week. He was named a Pro Bowl firstalternate following the season. Games played (started): 15 (15)Starting record: 8-7Comp/Att: 276-451Comp. : 7.5TDs/INT: 7/2QB Rating: 92.3Rush yards: 129Rush TDs: 0. His longest run was 4 yards. Reach Jason Wolf firstname.lastname@example.org follow him on Twitter @JasonWolfand on Instagram and Snapchat atTitansBeat. The Titans offensive play-calling was beyond abysmal in 2017. The team lost to the Patriots in the Divisional Round 35-14. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. However, those were still team accomplishments. All rights reserved. He did rush for 312 yards and five touchdowns but his 5.2 yards per carry were also a career low. His 53 total touchdowns tied Sam Bradford for the most in Heisman history. Right tackle Jack Conklin left the game with a left knee injury in the first quarter and did not return. 2004-2022 CBS Interactive. (=) Includes a 26-yard TD reception, 111 Broadway, Suite 103A pic.twitter.com/jLKCET86EK. The Team drafted wide receiver Corey Davis out of Western Michigan with the No. The school has yet to reach the College Football Playoff since. He completed 62 percent of his passes this season (right in line with his career average) but set a career low in average yards per completion (7.1, down from 7.6 his first two seasons). He was not sacked and took just four hits. %: 62.2%Yards: 2,818Avg. During the Week 4 matchup against the Houston Texans, Mariota suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, his third lower-body injury in as many years. After falling behind 22-21, it looked like football gods had finally seen fit to let the Chiefs win a playoff game. The Titans will play either the Patriots in Foxoboro or the Steelers in Pittsburgh, depending on what happens in Sunday's Bills-Jaguars game. #TitanUp #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/PiYPiGAA0s. The content on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Games played (started): 12 (12)Starting record: 3-9Comp/Att: 230-370Comp. Although he played in 15 of 16 regular season games, Mariota was never physically or statistically the quarterback that we saw the previous two years. Following the season, the Titans signed Tannehill to a long-term contract signaling the end to Mariota's play in Tennessee. He threw for a season-high 344 yards in the team's next game a 26-23 overtime winover theEagles. https://t.co/mmt5w81IN7. Mariota became the first player in NFL history to catch his own pass for a touchdowns in a playoff game, retrieving a Darrelle Revis deflection before leaping into the end zone. Quick passes to running backs were especially effective Lewis and White combined for 13 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. For about five seconds, it was the most amazing play of the game. %: 61.2%Yards:3,426Avg. "Sometimes coaching is like, they draw it on the paper, you run a straight line and you break out," Walker said. Those numbers don't sound particularly impressive when you read them, which is why we have moving pictures to prove our point.
CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories | If Mariota is going to be the franchise quarterback of the Titans, his numbers from 2017 must be an anomaly for the rest of his career. Marcus Mariota had the worst statistical season of his career in 2017 following an offseason in which Mariota was forced to spend his time rehabbing, as opposed to practicing, training, etc. Season overview:Statisticallyspeaking Mariota's second season is his best to date. Games played (started): 1 (0)Starting record: 0-0Comp/Att: 17-28Comp. He was named the league's AFC Offensive Player of the Month because of the string of strong showings. He suffered an MCL sprain in the first quarter of his 12th career start and missed the remainder of the season. :7.5TDs/INT: 77/45QB Rating: 89.5Rush yards: 1,574Rush TDs: 13. : 7.6TDs/INT: 19/10QB Rating: 91.5Rush yards: 252Rush TDs: 2. Mariota replaced Carr and nearly pulled at animprobableWeek 15 win. All Rights Reserved.
1 draft pick Jameis Winston in each player's first game. %: 62.8%Yards:13,437Avg. Mariota was a huge part of those team accomplishments in 2017. The ball never got that far. Slated as the backup to Derek Carr, Mariota began the season on the injured reserve before becoming available in lateOctober. And Hunt is Smith's third-favorite passing target after tight end Travis Kelce and speed merchant Tyreek Hill. If they somehow find a away to win in the divisional round, it gets much harder to fire Mularkey, who led the team to back-to-back 9-7 seasons. And quarterback Alex Smith, who has 50 regular-season wins second behind only Tom Brady and Russell Wilson since arriving in Kansas City in 2013, is just 1-3 in the playoffs. Theteam went 7-1 in games he carriedthe ball in. The playoff berth was the franchise's first since 2008. Highest Floor and Highest Upside in Each Round. With Mariota at the helm, the Titans recorded three straight winning seasons and one playoff appearance (2017), the franchises first since 2008. signed a two-year deal withthe franchise. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. The talent along the offense completely fell apart just as the defensive side of the ball started to improve. Season overview:Mariota outdueled No. 2 player in the state, he was offered just two scholarshps from FBS programs. Season overview:Mariota posted a career-high 68.9-percent completion percentage in his fourth season. That changed on Saturday when he completed 19 of 31 passes for 205 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The showing was sandwiched between two of his other best games, throwing for atleast 290 yards and two or more scores in one-score losses to the Colts and Chargers. Henry said he learned a lot from starting and serving as the featured back for three consecutive games to close the season, with DeMarco Murray sidelined by a knee injury. All picks and predictions are suggestions only. The Titans had planned for their top-five pick to be a vital part of their offense in 2017, but unfortunately that was never the case. #TitanUp pic.twitter.com/N6bcTrjBYT. Sean McDonough clearly has money on the Chiefs pic.twitter.com/j47ao4cmuO.
The score came from threeyardsout. %: 68.9%Yards:2,528Avg. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. (Photo: George Walker IV, USA TODAY Sports). It was curious in that the Titans, had they picked up the first down, would have likely bled significant clock before being able to spike the ball. And when he needed a break, running back Derrick Henry took over and the two took turns demoralizing the Chiefs until time expired. They went three-and-out four times. Three points are awarded for first place on a ballot, with two points for second place and one point for third place. Marcus Mariota appears ready to begin his second stint as a full-time NFL starting quarterback. Forcing a mobile quarterback like Mariota to turn into strictly a pocket passer, along with the lack of training in the offseason, severely hurt him. Mariota said he was "embarrassed" by the performance, but he played well despite being sacked a season-high eight times which set a Patriots single-game playoff record. In 2013, Reid's first season in Kansas City, the Chiefs led the Colts, 38-10, early in the second half and ended up losing that game, 45-44. Undoubtedly the greatest Oregon football player of all-time, Mariota is the school's lone Heisman Trophy record and owns every single-season and career passing record as well as rushing records for the quarterback position despite playing just three seasons. Several years removed from losing out on his job with the Tennessee Titans, the Atlanta Falcons acquired Mariota shortly after the franchise shipped Matt Ryan to Indianapolis. Heappeared in just one game a memorableshowdown of formerOregon starquarterbacks between the Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. Mariota also set a career lows in touchdowns (13) and passer rating (79.3) and a career high in interceptions (15). No one should expect to make money from the picks and predictions discussed on this website. Adoree Jackson averaged nearly 21 yards on four kick returns and called a fair catch on the only punt he fielded, inside his own 10-yard line. He was named head coach of the Falcons in 2021 and posted a 7-10 record in his first season in Atlanta. He guided them to the playoff appearance with heroics in a Week 17 win over the AFC champion Jaguars. However, it waslargely seen as a disappointment as the team failed to return to thepostseason and he completed just 11 touchdown passes in 13 starts. In his absence the team lost their final regular season game to narrowly miss out on postseason play. He spent the next two seasons as Derek Carr's backup in Las Vegas.