Game Notes: Titans vs. Rams



MARIOTA OVER 3,000:On a 25-yard pass in the third quarter,Marcus Mariotabecame the first Titans quarterback with back-to-back 3,000-yard passing seasons sinceSteve McNair** from 2001–2003.  Mariota, who is currently at 3,098 passing yards in 2017, threw for 3,426 yards in 2016.

CAREER HIGH FOR DAVIS: Rookie wide receiver Corey Davis led the team and set a new career high with 91 receiving yards.  His six receptions against the Rams tied for the team lead and tied his career high.  His day included a 37-yard reception in the third quarter.


MURRAY SCORES:In the third quarter, running backDeMarco Murray** scored on a six-yard run.  Murray recorded his sixth rushing touchdown of the season and his 49th career rushing touchdown. He led the team with 48 yards on 15 carries before leaving the contest in the fourth quarter with a knee injury.

DECKER'S DAY: Wide receiver Eric Decker tied for the team lead with six receptions, and his 73 yards ranked second on the team.  Both numbers were his second-best totals of the season.  In the last three games, Decker has caught 14 passes for 192 yards.

WOODYARD SCORES: In the second quarter, linebacker Wesley Woodyard recovered a fumble by Jared Goff and returned the ball four yards for the team's first defensive touchdown of the season.  Woodyard, who notched his fourth career fumble recovery (second of 2017), recorded his second career touchdown and his first since a three-yard fumble return for a score against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2015.

CASEY FORCES TURNOVER AND SCORE: In the second quarter, defensive tackle Jurrell Casey penetrated the backfield on a running play and knocked the ball out of quarterback Jared Goff's hands.  The ball was recovered by Wesley Woodyard and returned four yards for a touchdown.  Casey was credited with his fifth career forced fumble and his first since registering one at St. Louis on Nov. 3, 2013.


SUCCOP INCREASES SEASON TOTAL TO 32 FIELD GOALS:**Ryan Succop made three of four field goals against the Rams.  He made a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter, a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.  It marked the seventh time in 2017 he made at least three field goals in a game.  Succop also improved his season total to 32 field goals, which is tied for the third-highest mark in franchise history.  Al Del Greco set the team record with 36 field goals in 1998.  Rob Bironas' 35 field goals in 2007 rank second, followed by Succop's current total and Del Greco's 32 field goals in 1996.

SUCCOP SETS CAREER HIGH IN POINTS: With his first field goal of the game (25 yards), Ryan Succop set a new career high for points in a season, surpassing his previous high of 118 points in 2013 as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.  Succop has made 32 field goals and 31 extra points in 2017 for a total of 127 points.  The point total is tied for fourth in franchise history for a single season, matching Rob Bironas' 127 points in 2008. The only seasons in which a Titans/Oilers player scored more was 1998, when Al Del Greco set the team record with 136 points; 2007, when Bironas scored 133 points; and 1996, when Del Greco scored 131 points.

BIG RETURN BY JACKSON: In the third quarter, Adoree' Jackson returned a kickoff 57 yards to set a new career long (48 yards at Houston on Oct. 1, 2017).  Jackson totaled 109 yards on three kickoff returns for an average of 36.3 yards.

MULARKEY WINS TWO CHALLENGES: Titans head coach Mike Mularkey won two replay challenges in the game.  At the end of the first quarter, he challenged the spot of the ball on a play that initially resulted in a Los Angeles first down. The challenge succeeded, as did Mularkey's challenge in the third quarter on another spot of the ball.  It marked the first time the Titans won two replay challenges in a game since Oct. 14, 2007 at Tampa Bay.

RAMS MISS EXTRA POINT AND FIELD GOAL: For only the fifth time in the "Titans era" (1999-present) and the first time since the 2016 season opener against Minnesota (Sept. 11, 2016), a Titans opponent missed at least one extra point attempt and at least one field goal attempt.  Sam Ficken missed a PAT in the first quarter and a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter for the Rams.

INACTIVES: The Titans' inactive players were quarterback Brandon Weeden, cornerback Demontre Hurst, cornerback Logan Ryan, outside linebacker Josh Carraway, guard/center Corey Levin, wide receiver Harry Douglas and defensive end David King.  Ryan (ankle) was listed on the injury report leading up to the game.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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