Game Notes: Brian Orakpo on a Hot Streak


ORAKPO ON A HOT STREAK:Late in the second quarter, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo recorded a nine-yard sack.  It gave him seven sacks in 2015 and 47 sacks in his seven-year career.  With his sack against the Jaguars, he tied a career high with his fourth consecutive game with at least one sack.  He is the Titans' only player other than Jevon Kearse since the beginning of the 1999 season to record a four-game sack streak.  Kearse had three such runs, including an eight-game stretch as a rookie in 1999 with at least one sack, which tied Curley Culp's franchise record (1974–1975).


ORAKPO, BASS COMBINE FOR TAKEAWAY: In the second quarter, Titans outside linebackersBrian OrakpoandDavid Basscombined to force a turnover.  Orakpo knocked the ball out of the hands ofBlake Bortles**, and Bass recovered the ball.  It was Orakpo's seventh career forced fumble and his first since 2012 as a member of the Redskins.  Bass notched his first career fumble recovery.

INTERCEPTION BY BROWN:Inside linebackerZach Brown notched his second interception of the season and the sixth interception of his career, picking off a Blake Bortles pass in the fourth quarter.

RED ZONE DEFENSE:The Titans defense was challenged with five Jacksonville trips inside the 20-yard line and held up by allowing only one touchdown.  The 20 percent success rate was the Titans defense's best result of the season to date in which opponents had at least two trips in the red zone.

WILLIAMSON ENDS DRIVE WITH SACK:In the fourth quarter, Avery Williamson helped end a Jaguars drive with a five-yard sack on third down.  The play gave the second-year inside linebacker 2.5 sacks in 2015 and 5.5 career sacks.

CASEY'S THIRD SEASON WITH FIVE SACKS:In the fourth quarter, defensive tackle Jurrell Casey recorded a four-yard sack, notching his fifth sack of the season (26th career).  Casey has recorded at least five sacks in three consecutive seasons (10.5 in 2013 and five in 2014).


WOODYARD NOTCHES FIFTH SACK OF SEASON: In the second quarter, inside linebackerWesley WoodyardsackedBlake**Bortles for a six-yard loss, recording his fifth sack of the season.  Woodyard, who has 15.5 career sacks, is a half sack shy of his career high of 5.5 sacks, registered in 2012 as a member of the Denver Broncos.

MORGAN'S STARTING STREAK ENDS:Outside linebacker Derrick Morgan's streak of 34 consecutive starts came to an end, as he nursed a shoulder in injury coming into the contest.  He played but did not start against the Jaguars.  Morgan's starting streak, which dated back to 2013, was the longest active streak on the Titans.  That now belongs to defensive tackle Jurrell Casey at 26 games.

HILL, BASS RECORD STARTS ON DEFENSE:The Titans defense had two players record their first starts of the season.  Sammie Hill lined up at nose tackle, filling in for Al Woods (ankle injury).  Outside linebacker David Bass recorded his third career start and his first start as a member of the Titans.  Bass was in the starting lineup in place of Derrick Morgan (shoulder injury), who played but did not start.

MARIOTA RECORDS A CAREER FIRST:In the third quarter, Marcus Mariota recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a 23-yard keeper.  The play also marked the longest rushing attempt of Mariota's rookie season, and it was the longest rushing touchdown by an NFL quarterback in 2015 (through Nov. 19).  Mariota finished the contest with 29 yards on five rushing attempts.  Through the air, he was 22-of-35 for 231 yards and posted an 82.0 passer rating.

MARIOTA HITS 2,000: Marcus Mariota's season totals include 169 completions on 259 attempts, 2,026 passing yards, 13 touchdowns passing and six interceptions for a passer rating of 96.2.  He became the second rookie in franchise history to reach 2,000 yards passing and is only 174 yards from breaking Vince Young's franchise rookie passing mark of 2,199 yards.


WALKER'S THIRD 100-YARD GAME: Tight endDelanie Walker** posted his third career 100-yard receiving game, leading the team with eight receptions for 109 yards.  His yardage total was the third-highest of his career, and his reception total tied for the third-highest of his career.  For the third time over a six-game span, he recorded at least seven receptions and 95 receiving yards.

WALKER GETS TO 50 RECEPTIONS AGAIN:With his performance against the Jaguars, tight end Delanie Walker became the ninth player in franchise history with three or more consecutive seasons of at least 50 receptions.  He posted 60 receptions in 2013 and a career-high 63 receptions in 2014.

BIG RUN BY ANDREWS: Antonio Andrews picked up 26 yards on a run in the third quarter to record the third-longest rushing attempt of his career.  He has a run of 26 yards or longer in three of the last four contests.  Against the Jaguars, he finished with 15 carries for 78 yards (5.2 average).

OPENING-DRIVE SCORE:The Titans capped their opening drive with a 47-yard field goal by Ryan Succop.  It marked the fourth time in 2015 the Titans scored on their opening drive.  Their previous first-drive scores were a touchdown on Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay, a field goal against Miami on Oct. 18 and a field goal at Houston on Nov. 1.

KERN APPEARS IN 100TH GAME WITH TENNESSEE:Punter Brett Kern played in his 100th career game with the Titans.  On his fifth punt of the evening, he became the third player to reach 500 punts with the franchise, joining Craig Hentrich and Jim Norton.


TWO DRAFT PICKS DEBUT: Two of the team's nine draft picks made their NFL regular season debuts at Jacksonville—fifth-round running backDavid Cobband seventh-round wide receiverTre McBride**.  Cobb, less than two weeks after being recalled from injured reserve (calf injury), saw his first career action and gained two yards on his first NFL carry in the second quarter.  McBride, who spent the first nine games of the season on the practice squad, contributed on special teams against the Jaguars but did not catch a pass on offense. All nine of the club's draft picks have appeared in at least one game this season.

INACTIVES: The Titans' seven inactive players were wide receiver Kendall Wright, running back Bishop Sankey, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, offensive lineman Quinton Spain, defensive lineman Mike Martin, defensive lineman Al Woods and wide receiver Andrew Turzilli.  Wright (knee), Wreh-Wilson (hamstring) and Woods (ankle) were listed on the injury report leading up to the game.


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