Game Notes: Mariota Rushes Into Record Books


SIX TOUCHDOWNS AT NISSAN STADIUM:The six touchdowns scored by the Titans are the most ever by the team at Nissan Stadium, which opened in 1999.  Since the beginning of the 1999 season, the team has scored six touchdowns in three road contests: at Pittsburgh during the 1999 season (Jan. 2), at Green Bay in 2004 (Oct. 11) and at Tampa Bay in the 2015 season opener (Sept. 13).


TITANS SCORE 42: **The Titans' 42 points against the Jaguars matched their season high, set in the opener at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13.  The amount ties for the sixth-highest point total by the team in the "Titans era" (1999-present), and it is the third-highest total ever scored by the Titans at Nissan Stadium (47 against St. Louis on Dec. 13, 2009; 44 against Detroit on Sept. 23, 2012).

THIRD DOWN SUCCESS:The Titans converted on eight of their 13 attempts on third down against the Jaguars.  Their 62 percent conversion rate was their highest of the season and their highest since converting 64.3 percent (nine-of-14) at the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 21, 2012.

FIVE DRIVES OF 75-PLUS YARDS:The Titans offense put together five drives against the Jaguars in which they went at least 75 yards. All five of them resulted in touchdowns.  Their longest drive of the game was a 90-yard march that concluded with a seven-yard touchdown reception by Delanie Walker.  Prior to their win over the Jaguars, the Titans had 10 such drives in the first 11 games combined.  Since the beginning of the 1999 season, it marks the first time the Titans had five drives in a game of at least 75 yards.  In that timespan, the only other time the Titans had four such drives was a win against the New York Giants on Oct. 1, 2000.

GAMBLE ON LAST PLAY OF HALF PAYS OFF:The Titans had the ball at Jacksonville's one-yard line with no timeouts and five seconds remaining in the first half.  Rather than calling a passing play or attempting a field goal, the Titans handed off to Antonio Andrews, who scored his third rushing touchdown of the season (third career).


THREE COMBINE FOR 210 RUSHING YARDS: As a team, the Titans totaled 210 rushing yards on 35 attempts, including 112 yards fromMarcus Mariota(nine attempts), 58 yards fromAntonio Andrews(13 attempts) and a career-high 40 yards by rookieDavid Cobb** (career-high 13 attempts).  It was the Titans' highest rushing yardage total since recording 228 rushing yards at Houston on Nov. 23, 2009.

GOAL-TO-GO EFFICIENCY:The Titans scored a touchdown in two of their three goal-to-go situations against Jacksonville, bringing their season total to 15 touchdowns in 18 goal-to-go chances.  The only time against the Jaguars they failed to score in a goal-to-go scenario was when they ran out the clock at the end of the fourth quarter.

MARIOTA HAS A ONE-OF-A-KIND DAY:Against the Jaguars,Marcus Mariota completed 20 of 29 passes for 268 yards with three touchdown passes and one interception, amounting to a passer rating of 118.2.  It was his third game this season with a passer rating over 100.  He also rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts.  In doing so, he became the first player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, 100 rushing yards and three touchdown passes in the same game.

MARIOTA IN ELITE COMPANY:With a 47-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookieDorial Green-Beckhamin the fourth quarter,Marcus Mariotabecame the second player in NFL history to record*three touchdown passes four times during his rookie season, joiningPeyton Manning* (four in 1998) as the only rookies to accomplish the feat.


THREE PASSING TOUCHDOWNS AND ONE RUSHING TOUCHDOWN: Marcus Mariotabecame the first rookie in franchise history and the sixth quarterback (rookie or veteran) in franchise history to pass for at least three touchdowns and rush for at least one touchdown in the same game.  He joinsGeorge Blanda(Oct. 23, 1960),Billy Volek(Dec. 19, 2004),Steve McNair(Sept. 12, 1999) andWarren Moon** (twice—Oct. 30, 1988 and Nov. 20, 1988) as the only Titans/Oilers players to accomplish the feat.

TWO MORE RED ZONE PASSING TOUCHDOWNS:In the first quarter, Marcus Mariota completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Craig Stevens, and in the second quarter, he threw for a seven-yard touchdown to tight end Delanie Walker.  Inside the opponents' 20-yard line this season, Mariota is 26-of-38 for 195 yards, 15 touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 120.1.  Since 1991, the highest single-season passer rating by a Titans quarterback in the red zone is 110.5, recorded by Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2013 (25-41, 177 yards, eight touchdowns, zero interceptions). Over the same time period, the NFL's top single-season passer rating in the red zone is 122.4 by Philadelphia's Nick Foles in 2013 (26-37, 197 yards, 16 touchdowns, zero interceptions).

PASSING YARDS IN A HALF: Marcus Mariota's 192 passing yards in the first half made up his highest total in any half of his rookie season (excluding overtime). His previous single-half high was 186 yards in the second half at Cleveland on Sept. 20.

MARIOTA JOINS WILSON, NEWTON AND VICK WITH 250/100: Marcus Mariota turned in the fifth game in NFL history in which a player passed for at least 250 yards and rushed for at least 100 yards in a game.  He joined Russell Wilson (313 passing, 106 rushing on Oct. 19, 2014), Mike Vick (252 passing, 115 rushing on Oct. 31, 2004) and Cam Newton (twice—287 passing, 116 rushing on Dec. 9, 2012; 284 passing, 107 rushing on Oct. 12, 2014) as the only players to accomplish the feat.


MARIOTA RUSHES TO RECORD BOOKS: Marcus Mariota's87-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the longest run in franchise history by a quarterback and the fifth-longest run overall for the team, behind three rushes by running backChris Johnson(94, 91 and 89 yards) and one rush by running backSid Blanks(91). **Steve McNairpreviously recorded the longest run in franchise history by a quarterback with a 71-yard attempt in 1998 (Nov. 8 at Tampa Bay). In NFL history, only two quarterbacks have recorded a run longer than Mariota's 87-yarder.  Oakland'sTerrelle Pryorset the NFL quarterback record with  93-yard touchdown run for the Oakland Raiders in 2013 (Oct. 27 against Pittsburgh), and most recently San Francisco'sColin Kaepernick had a 90-yard touchdown run in 2014 at the San Diego Chargers (Dec. 20).  Also, Mariota's run is the longest by any NFL player during the 2015 season.

MARIOTA'S SINGLE-GAME RUSHING TOTAL: Marcus Mariota's 112 rushing yards against the Jaguars are the most by a quarterback in franchise history in a single game, topping the record of 95 yards previously held by Steve McNair (Nov. 8, 1998 at Tampa Bay).  Mariota's total also is the highest by an NFL quarterback in 2015.

FIRST CAREER 100-YARD GAME FOR DGB:Rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham led the Titans with 119 receiving yards on five receptions.  He went over the 100-yard mark on a 47-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, which also marked the longest reception of the season for Green-Beckham.  His 119 receiving yards make up the 15th highest total by a Titans/Oilers rookie receiver in a regular season game and the most by a Titans rookie since Kenny Britt's 128 receiving yards against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 29, 2009.


NEW CAREER HIGH FOR WALKER: On his fifth reception of the game, which set up a touchdown at the end of the first half, tight endDelanie Walker** set a new career high for receptions in a season, surpassing his 2014 total of 63 receptions.  His 2015 totals include 67 receptions for 800 yards and four touchdowns.  Among tight ends in franchise history, Walker's 800 receiving yards this year are topped only by his 890 receiving yards in 2014. Against the Jaguars, he led the Titans with eight receptions for 92 yards.  His reception total tied his single-game season high (twice—Oct. 18 against Miami; Nov. 19 at Jacksonville) and tied for the third-highest total of his career.

STEVENS MATCHES CAREER SEASON HIGH:For the second consecutive week, Craig Stevens caught a touchdown pass.  Marcus Mariota found the eighth-year tight end for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Stevens tied his career high with his second touchdown pass of the season, and the play marked the first time in Stevens' career in which he recorded a touchdown in back-to-back weeks.  He had a 20-yard touchdown catch on Nov. 29 against Oakland.

CASEY HITS SECOND-HIGHEST SACK TOTAL FOR A SEASON:In the second quarter, Jurrell Casey ended a Jacksonville drive with a nine-yard sack of Blake Bortles.  It gave the fifth-year defensive tackle 27 career sacks and six sacks in 2015, which is the second-highest single-season total of his career.  His career high is 10.5 sacks in 2013.


WOODYARD SCORES: In the fourth quarter, inside linebackerWesley Woodyardscooped up a fumble on a botched shotgun snap and returned the ball three yards for a touchdown.  The play marked Woodyard's first career touchdown, his second career fumble recovery and the team's first fumble return for a touchdown sinceJason McCourty's** 62-yard fumble return for a score at Houston on Nov. 30, 2014.

SACK ENDS JAGUARS' FINAL SERIES:Late in the fourth quarter, the Titans ended what turned out to be Jacksonville's final offensive series when safety Da'Norris Searcy and defensive lineman Karl Klug sacked Blake Bortles for an 11-yard loss.  It was the first time Searcy (4.5 career sacks) ended up in the sack column since joining the Titans as a free agent in 2015.  Klug (17 career sacks) now has 2.5 sacks in 2015, his most since a 3.5-sack 2012 campaign.

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


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