Game Notes: Antonio Andrews Scores Again


MARIOTA RESPONDS: Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota played the entire first half for the Titans, leading four total drives.  He began the game with three incompletions but responded to complete seven of his next eight attempts.  His final statistics included seven completions on 11 attempts for 99 yards, and his 92.6 passer rating was his highest of the preseason through three games.  He also gained 22 yards on three rushing attempts.  


TITANS REMAIN PERFECT IN GOAL-TO-GO SITUATIONS:The Titans remained perfect in preseason goal-to-go situations.  Against the Chiefs, they scored on a two-yard run byAntonio Andrews, bringing their preseason total to four touchdowns in four goal-to-go sets of downs.  **

WRIGHT LEADS TEAM: Wide receiver Kendall Wright had his most productive outing of the preseason.  He led the offense with 60 yards on three receptions, all of which resulted in first downs during the same scoring drive in the second quarter. His longest reception was 30 yards.               

McCLUSTER CONTRIBUTES AS RUSHER AND RECEIVER: Running back Dexter McCluster was effective against his former team.  He led the Titans with 37 rushing yards on five carries, including a long rush of 17 yards, and he added a pair of receptions for 20 yards.   

WALKER RETURNS: Tight end Delanie Walker saw his first action of the preseason.  He missed the first two preseason games with a hand injury.  


OFFENSIVE LINE REMAINS THE SAME AS PREVIOUS GAME:The Titans kept the same offensive line intact at Kansas City that they unveiled the previous week against the Rams, withByron Bellat left guard and rookieJeremiah Poutasistepping in at right tackle.  Left tackleTaylor Lewan, centerBrian Schwenkeand right guardChance Warmackhave started in their same positions for all three contests.   **

ANDREWS SCORES AGAIN: Second-year running back Antonio Andrews made the most of his only rushing attempt of the night.  He scored his second touchdown of the preseason, carrying the ball into the end zone on a two-yard run in the second quarter.  With 14 total points this preseason, which also includes a touchdown and two-point conversion at Atlanta, he ranks second on the team behind only kicker Ryan Succop (16).  


COX RECORDS SECOND INTERCEPTION IN TWO GAMES:Late in the second quarter, cornerbackPerrish Coxrecorded his second interception in as many weeks, picking off a pass fromAaron Murraythat was intended forJeremy Maclin.  His interception and eight-yard return set up the ensuing touchdown drive.  In the previous game against the St. Louis Rams, Cox scored a touchdown on an interception return.  **

KANSAS CITY HOMECOMING: The Titans had a number of players return to Kansas City who previously spent time with the Chiefs, including tight end Anthony Fasano, running back Dexter McCluster, defensive end Ropati Pitoitua and kicker Ryan Succop.               


The Titans take on the Chiefs in Week 3 of the preseason in Kansas City. (Donn Jones, AP)

STARTERS IN FOR ONE HALF:The majority of Titans starters on both sides of the ball played the whole first half.  Starting outside linebackersBrian OrakpoandDerrick Morgancame out of the game after two series.  **

TITANS SCRATCHES: The Titans had 10 players ruled out before the game due to injuries: running back David Cobb, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback Jason McCourty, safety Josh Aubrey, outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, outside linebacker J.R. Tavai, inside linebacker Zaviar Gooden, defensive tackle Toby Johnson, wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and defensive lineman DaQuan Jones.  Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham also did not play.  


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