Game Notes: Harry Douglas Reaches Milestone


DOUGLAS REACHES MILESTONE, SCORES:In his 100th career NFL game, wide receiver Harry Douglas caught a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, giving him two touchdown receptions this season and 10 for his eight-year career.  His two touchdown receptions tie his career high for a season, a mark set in 2013 and matched in 2014.


MARIOTA SETS TEAM'S ROOKIE PASSING MARK: Marcus Mariota completed 17 of 37 passes against Oakland for 218 yards, bringing his season totals to 186-of-296 for 2,244 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.  During the fourth quarter, he brokeVince Young's** franchise record for the most passing yards during a rookie season.  Young set the rookie mark of 2,199 passing yards in 2006.

THREE TOUCHDOWNS FOR MARIOTA: Marcus Mariota completed three touchdown passes against the Raiders, marking the third game this season in which he completed three or more touchdown passes.  His successes included a 20-yard touchdown to tight end Craig Stevens in the first quarter, a 13-yard touchdown in the third quarter to wide receiver Harry Douglas and a one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to fullback Jalston Fowler.  Mariota, who passed for four touchdowns in games at Tampa Bay (Sept. 13) and at New Orleans (Nov. 8), has 16 touchdown passes on the season, extending his team record among rookie quarterbacks.  He is the first Titans quarterback to complete at least three touchdown passes three times in a season since Billy Volek in 2004.


WALKER REACHES 300: Tight end Delanie Walker **led the Titans with six receptions and 91 receiving yards, marking the sixth time in 2015 he led the team in both categories.  In the first quarter, he gained 36 yards on his first catch of the game, which also was the 300th reception of his 10-year career.

WALKER MOVES PAST KINNEY:On Delanie Walker's third reception of the day, he moved past Erron Kinney (178 receptions with the Titans) for fourth place on the franchise's career receptions list among tight ends.  His 182 catches with the Titans put him behind only tight ends Frank Wycheck (482), Bo Scaife (251) and Alvin Reed (199).

WALKER'S TWO-YEAR TOTAL BEST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY FOR A TIGHT END: Delanie Walker's yardage total against the Raiders gave him 1,598 total receiving yards since the start of the 2014 season, which is the most ever by a Titans/Oilers tight end over a two-year span.  Frank Wycheck's 1,516 yards from 1997-1998 previously stood as the record.  Walker posted a team-high 890 receiving yards in 2014 and leads the team with 708 receiving yards in 2015.


WRIGHT RETURNS: Wide receiverKendall Wright** returned to the field for the first time since Nov. 1, when he sprained his knee at Houston. He had two receptions for 19 yards.

START FOR SPAIN:Undrafted rookie offensive lineman Quinton Spain recorded his first career start, lining up at left guard.  In the previous 10 games, the former West Virginia Mountaineer played once as a reserve, did not play in one contest and was inactive eight times.

TEN PLAYERS WITH RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS:With tight end Craig Stevens and fullback Jalston Fowler each notching their first touchdown receptions of the season, it brought the team's season total to 10 different players with at least one touchdown catch.  It is the second time in franchise history that has happened.  The only other time was 1961.

TWO-POINT CONVERSION:After a touchdown in the third quarter, Dorial Green-Beckham scored his first career two-point conversion on a pass from Marcus Mariota.  The Titans have converted two of their three attempts on two-point conversions this season, marking the first time since 2006 they scored on more than one two-point conversion.


STEVENS TOUCHDOWN: In the first quarter,Craig Stevens** caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown.  It was Stevens' fifth career touchdown and his first since Sept. 30, 2012.

JONES GETS FIRST CAREER FUMBLE RECOVERY:In the fourth quarter, second-year defensive end DaQuan Jones recorded his first career takeaway, recovering a Derek Carr fumble to help set up a go-ahead touchdown on the ensuing series.

TAKEAWAY ON SPECIAL TEAMS:In the third quarter, the Titans kickoff coverage team forced the game's first turnover.  As Jeremy Ross returned the kick, rookie Tre McBride—playing in his second NFL game—forced a fumble.  Daimion Stafford fell on the ball to record his first career fumble recovery.

WILLIAMSON TOPS HIS ROOKIE SEASON SACK TOTAL:In the first quarter, inside linebacker Avery Williamson sacked Derek Carr for a seven-yard loss.  The play gave Williamson 3.5 sacks in 2015, topping the three sacks he produced as a rookie in 2014.


MORGAN INACTIVE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2013: With outside linebackerDerrick Morgannursing a shoulder injury, he was inactive for the first time since Oct. 20, 2013.  In Morgan's place,David Bass** recorded his fourth career start (second in 2015).

GOAL-TO-GO EFFICIENCY:The Titans scored a touchdown in their only goal-to-go situation against Oakland, bringing their season totals to 13 touchdowns in 15 goal-to-go chances.

PENALTY LOWS:The Titans matched their season low with four penalties (Nov. 15 against Carolina) and set a season low with 25 penalty yards.

INACTIVES: The Titans' seven inactive players were running back Dexter McCluster, cornerback Cody Riggs, offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi, wide receiver Andrew Turzilli, outside linebacker Derrick Morgan, and defensive linemen Mike Martin and Al Woods.  McCluster (knee), Morgan (shoulder) and Woods (ankle) were listed on the injury report leading up to the game.


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