Game Notes: Titans vs. Colts

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MARIOTA'S 2016 PASSER RATING ABOVE 100: Quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 25 of 38 passes for 290 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, amounting to a passer rating of 106.2.  It was his sixth passer rating of the season above 100 and his ninth in 23 career starts.  His performance at Indianapolis also put him above a 100 passer rating in 2016, with season passing totals that include 355 attempts, 228 completions, 2,772 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions for a passer rating of 100.4  
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MARIOTA BREAKS MOON'S RECORD:With a three-yard touchdown pass toDeMarco Murrayin the second quarter and a 34-yard touchdown strike toTajaé Sharpein the third quarter (42nd career touchdown pass and 23rd of 2016),Marcus Mariotaset a new franchise record with his seventh consecutive game with multiple touchdown passes, a streak that began on Oct. 9 at Miami. *Warren Moonset the previous record of six straight games with two or more touchdown tosses in 1987. 

MURRAY HITS 1,000 FOR THIRD TIME:With 70 yards on 21 carries, running backDeMarco Murrayreached exactly 1,000 rushing yards on 212 attempts (4.7 avg.).  Murray, who was acquired during the offseason in a trade, reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the third time in his six-year career and for the first time as a member of the Titans.   

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MURRAY'S SIX STRAIGHT GAMES WITH A TD SECOND IN FRANCHISE HISTORY:*DeMarco Murray posted three receptions for nine yards, including a three-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter.  It was his fifth career touchdown reception and his third of 2016.  With the score, Murray became the second player in franchise history to record at least one touchdown in six consecutive games, joining Bill Groman, who had eight straight games with a touchdown in 1961.  In the five games prior to his performance in Indianapolis, Murray scored a touchdown on the ground in each contest.  

MATTHEWS SETS CAREER HIGH: With a team-leading nine receptions and 122 receiving yards, wide receiver Rishard Matthews recorded his fourth career 100-yard game and his first as a member of the Titans. He also set a career high in receiving yards, topping his previous high of 120 at Tampa Bay on Nov. 11, 2013.  Matthews' nine receptions at Indianapolis were the most by a Titans wide receiver (excluding other positions) since Kendall Wright's 12 receptions against Arizona on Dec. 15, 2013.  

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WRIGHT BREAKS INTO FRANCHISE TOP 10 IN RECEIVING:Wide receiverKendall Wrightposted four receptions for 52 yards.  With his first two receptions of the game, which were the 273rd and 274th catches of his career, he passedChris Johnson(11th place at 272 career receptions) andDrew Bennett(10th place at 273) for 10th place on the team's all-time receptions list.  

SHARPE SCORES AGAIN:Rookie wide receiverTajaé Sharpescored a touchdown for the second consecutive week, grabbing a 34-yard pass fromMarcus Mariotain the end zone during the third quarter.  The fifth-round draft choice finished the contest with four receptions for 68 yards.  It was the fourth time in a five-game span he had at least 50 receiving yards.  *

98-YARD TOUCHDOWN DRIVE:In the third quarter, the Titans went on a nine-play, 98-yard touchdown drive, ending withMarcus Mariota's34-yard touchdown pass toTajaé Sharpe.  The 98-yard march was the Titans' longest scoring drive of the season and their longest since a 99-yard touchdown drive at Houston on Sept. 15, 2013. 

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TITANS WIN TURNOVER BATTLE:For the second consecutive week, the Titans won the turnover battle without committing a turnover themselves.  They were plus-one on the day, with the defense notching an interception (Brice McCain). *

TITANS WIN TIME OF POSSESSION: For the eighth time in 11 games in 2016, the Titans won the time of possession, holding the ball for a total of 31:01.  

MORGAN ALREADY AT A CAREER HIGH: With a five-yard sack in the third quarter and a half sack (six yards) in the fourth quarter, outside linebacker Derrick Morgan set a new career high with eight sacks in 2016.  His previous career high was 6.5 sacks in both 2012 and 2014.  Since Oct. 9 at Miami, a period of seven games, Morgan has eight sacks and at least one sack in six of those games.  

McCAIN RECORDS INTERCEPTION IN SECOND CONSECUTIVE GAME: In the fourth quarter, cornerback Brice McCain intercepted an Andrew Luck pass that was intended for T.Y. Hilton.  It gave McCain two consecutive games with an interception and 11 career interceptions.  

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AUSTIN JOHNSON RECORDS FIRST CAREER HALF SACK:In the fourth quarter, rookie defensive linemanAntonio Johnsonand outside linebackerDerrick Morgansplit a six-yard sack.  For Johnson, a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it marked the first half sack of his career.  

SUCCOP EXTENDS STREAK:With a 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter,Ryan Succopextended his streak to 30 successful field goals from inside 50 yards, dating back to 2014. He already brokeAl Del Greco'sfranchise record of 24 consecutive made field goals from inside 50 yards, set from 1995–1996.  **

INACTIVES:The seven inactive Titans were wide receiverTre McBride, running backDavid Fluellen, defensive backCurtis Riley, guardSebastian Tretola, tight endJace Amaro, outside linebackerKevin Doddand defensive linemanAl Woods


The Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11 action at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)





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