Captain Comeback: QB Marcus Mariota Does It Again as Titans Rally for Win Over Jets


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota did it again.

And so, too, did receiver Corey Davis.

Mariota connected with Davis on an 11-yard touchdown pass with just 36 seconds left to lift the Titans to a 26-22 comeback win over the Jets on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

It was the 12th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime in Mariota's career, and the eighth in the past two seasons. The Titans took over with just 1:46 left, trailing 22-19. Mariota guided a six-play, 86-yard drive that included the third down completion to Davis for a touchdown.

"I believe in every single one of those guys, and I knew the guys up front were going to give us a chance, and the guys outside were going to find a way to get open," Mariota said. "Guys just made plays, and we were able to get it done. It wasn't pretty, but sometimes you have to win like that in this league."

The ending was beautiful for the Titans.

Davis caught the ball around the five-yard line, and he fought his way into the end zone.

It was his second game-winning touchdown of the season. Davis threw the football into the stands after scoring, and before being swarmed by his teammates. Davis also caught the game-winner in overtime in a win over the Eagles in September.

"It feels good, but I promise you I had the easy part," Davis said. "Marcus, the rest of these guys were out there selling out. … My job was easy."

The third down conversion was the team's only one of the game. The Titans were just 1-of-11 on third down in the contest on a day when Mariota was 20-of-35 for 282 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. Mariota also ran for 43 yards on four carries, including a 27-yard run.

The Titans rallied from a 16-0 deficit to win.

"It comes down to we have a group of guys that trust and believe in one another, and it doesn't matter what the score is, and it doesn't matter what has happened in the first half," Mariota said. "It's a fun group to be a part of. We have a lot of work in front of us, but it's nice to pull one out."

The Tennessee Titans take on the New York Jets in Week 13 of the 2018 season on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

More than 80 former Titans players return to Nissan Stadium as part of the team's 2018 homecoming weekend in Nashville. (Photos: Gary Glenn)