Postgame Notes: Titans vs. Packers

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47 POINTS MOST SINCE 2009: The Titans scored 47 points against the Packers, which tied for the 11th best single-game total in team history and their most since they scored 47 against the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 13, 2009.  The 47 points against the Packers also tied for the most the team has ever scored at Nissan Stadium, which opened in 1999, equaling the total from the 2009 contest against the Rams.

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THREE CONSECUTIVE GAMES OF 35 OR MORE POINTS:** With 47 points against the Packers, the Titans scored at least 35 points for the third consecutive game, marking the first time in franchise history the team accomplished the feat.  They previously scored 36 points against Jacksonville on Oct. 27 and 35 points at San Diego on Nov. 6.

21 POINTS IN FIRST QUARTER: The Titans scored 21 points in the first quarter, tying for the second-highest total in franchise history.  The team record is 24 points from the first quarter at Indianapolis on Dec. 5, 2004.  The franchise scored 21 points in the first quarter on four prior occasions, most recently at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13, 2015.  

FIRST HALF SCORING: The Titans scored 35 points in the first half, a total that tied for the second-highest total in franchise history.  The club record is 45 points against Cleveland on Dec. 9, 1990.  They now have nine all-time games with 35 points in the first half.  Most recently, they accomplished the feat at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13, 2015.

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TITANS ATTACK SEVENTH-RANKED DEFENSE:** The Titans totaled 446 yards on offense against the Packers, giving them their third 400-yard game of the season and their third 400-yard performance in the last five weeks.  They did so against a Packers defense that entered the contest ranked seventh overall in the NFL (first against the run and 17th against the pass), allowing opponents an average of 325.8 yards per contest prior to playing the Titans.

TITANS WIN TURNOVER BATTLE: The Titans forced a season-high three takeaways and did not commit a turnover, giving them a season-best turnover margin of plus-three.  They recorded two interceptions and recovered a fumble on special teams.

FIVE PLAYERS COMBINE FOR FIVE TOUCHDOWN CATCHES: For only the 10th time in franchise history, the Titans completed at least five touchdown passes in a game.  Marcus Mariota completed four touchdown passes, and running back DeMarco Murray added another.  The last time the team recorded five touchdown passes was Dec. 26, 1999 against Jacksonville (five by Steve McNair), which was also the last time five different receivers caught a touchdown pass in a game for the Titans.  Against the Packers, Delanie Walker, Rishard Matthews, Kendall Wright, Anthony Fasano and Tajae Sharpe each had a touchdown catch.   

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FOUR TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS AGAIN FOR MARIOTA:** For the sixth time in 22 career starts, Marcus Mariota accounted for four total touchdowns passing and/or rushing in a game.  In NFL history, no player has recorded more four-touchdown performances in his first 22 NFL games. All of Mariota's touchdowns against the Packers were through the air, marking his third career game with four touchdown passes (first since Nov. 8, 2015 at New Orleans).  He threw touchdown passes of nine yards to tight end Anthony Fasano, 32 yards to wide receiver Rishard Matthews, six yards to wide receiver Kendall Wright and 33 yards to wide receiver Tajae Sharpe.

MARIOTA RECORDS TWO OF THE FRANCHISE'S TOP THREE PASSER RATINGS IN A THREE-WEEK SPAN: Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 26 passes for 295 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions against Green Bay.  Among all games in franchise history, Mariota's 149.8 passer rating against the Packers qualifies as the second best. The only one that tops it is a perfect 158.3 by Chris Chandler against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 24, 1995.  Only two weeks ago, Mariota recorded a 148.1 passer rating against Jacksonville (Oct. 27) that ranked second in team history at the time (now third).  In his NFL debut at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13, 2015, Mariota had a perfect 158.3 passer rating, but his 15 attempts that day fell short of the 20 attempts required to qualify in the NFL's official record books.

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ANOTHER NFL FIRST FOR MARIOTA:** Marcus Mariota, who completed 73.1 percent of his passes (19 of 26) against Green Bay, became the first quarterback in NFL history to have three games with a 70.0-plus completion percentage, at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions in his first two seasons.  He previously accomplished the feat at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13, 2015 and at New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2015.

SIX CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH MULTIPLE TOUCHDOWN PASSES: Marcus Mariota recorded his sixth consecutive game with at least two touchdown passes. In doing so, he tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon for the most consecutive games in franchise history with multiple touchdown passes.  Moon set the record in 1987.  Only one other signal caller for the franchise, Billy Volek in 2004, had as many as five consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes with the team.

MARIOTA SURPASSES ROOKIE TOTAL: Marcus Mariota's season total stands at 21 touchdown passes, already two more than his entire rookie total of 19.  The last Titans quarterback to have 21 or more touchdown passes in a season was Steve McNair (24) in 2003.  

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MURRAY ACCOMPLISHES A RARE FEAT FOR A NON-QB:** Running back DeMarco Murray scored a touchdown on a 75-yard run and added his first career touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to tight end Delanie Walker.  He became the first Titans non-quarterback since Earl Campbell in 1980 (Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh) to rush for a touchdown and pass for a touchdown in the same game.  The only other time it happened in franchise history was 1962, when Billy Cannon accomplished the feat (Sept. 9 at Buffalo).  Murray became the first non-quarterback with a touchdown run of 75 or more yards and a touchdown pass in a single game since Pittsburgh's John Henry Johnson on Dec. 11, 1960 (vs. Philadelphia).  Murray was the first NFL non-quarterback to complete a touchdown pass in 2016.  The last was fellow Titans running back Antonio Andrews at the New York Jets on Dec. 13, 2015.

MURRAY HITS 100 AGAIN: With 17 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown, DeMarco Murray notched his 26th career 100-yard rushing game (including one playoff game) and his fifth such performance with the Titans. He became the first Titans player to rush for at least 100 yards five times in a season since Chris Johnson in 2012.

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MURRAY'S SECOND LONGEST CAREER RUN:** On the Titans' first play from scrimmage, DeMarco Murray ran 75 yards for a touchdown.  The play was the second-longest run of Murray's career, behind only a 91-yarder as a rookie with the Dallas Cowboys against the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 23, 2011.  It was the Titans' longest rushing attempt since Marcus Mariota's 87-yard touchdown run against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2015.

MURRAY TIES EARL CAMPBELL'S FRANCHISE RECORD: With his 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, DeMarco Murray tied Earl Campbell's franchise record, set in 1979, of five consecutive games with a rushing touchdown.  Murray also became the sixth player in franchise history to score a touchdown of any variety in five consecutive games, joining wide receiver Bill Groman (eight straight games with a touchdown in 1961), running back Hoyle Granger (five in 1967), Campbell (five in 1979), wide receiver Chris Sanders (five in 1995) and wide receiver Kenny Britt (five in 2010).   

MURRAY ADDS A BIG CATCH: DeMarco Murray posted two receptions for 33 yards, including a key 35-yard catch on third down that qualified as the second-longest reception of his career.

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MATTHEWS SCORES SIXTH TOUCHDOWN IN SIX GAMES:** Wide receiver Rishard Matthews caught three passes for 63 yards and scored on a 32-yard reception in the second quarter.  It increased his career high to six touchdown catches on the season, all six of which have come in the last six weeks. Over the five weeks prior to the Green Bay game, his five touchdown receptions tied for the most in the NFL during.  His current streak of three consecutive games with a touchdown is a career high.

SHARPE SCORES FIRST CAREER TOUCHDOWN: Rookie wide receiver Tajae Sharpe finished second on the team with 68 yards on three receptions.  In the third quarter, the fifth-round pick scored his first career touchdown, crossing the goal line on a 33-yard reception, which also was the longest catch of his career.

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WRIGHT SCORES, TIES CHRIS JOHNSON ON RECEPTIONS LIST:** With two receptions for eight yards against the Packers, wide receiver Kendall Wright tied former Titans running back Chris Johnson (272 receptions with the Titans) for 11th place on the team's all-time receptions list. In the second quarter, he scored his third touchdown of the season and the 18th touchdown of his career on a six-yard pass from Marcus Mariota.   It was his third touchdown catch in the last five games.

WALKER RECORDS ONE OF HIS CAREER-BEST GAMES: Tight end Delanie Walker led the team with nine receptions and 124 receiving yards against the Packers. His yardage total, which was the third-best of his career, gave him his fourth career 100-yard receiving game and his first of 2016.  It was his first 100-yard game since Nov. 19, 2015 against Jacksonville.  Walker's reception total against Green Bay ranked second in his career.

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WALKER SCORES FIFTH TOUCHDOWN OF SEASON:** Delanie Walker scored his fifth touchdown of the season on a 10-yard pass from running back DeMarco Murray in the first quarter.  It was Walker's 29th career touchdown catch.

WALKER'S RECEPTIONS SECOND IN FRANCHISE HISTORY AMONG TIGHT ENDS: On his second reception of the game, Delanie Walker passed Bo Scaife (251 career receptions) for second place on the franchise's all-time tight ends receptions list.  Walker trails only Frank Wycheck (482) on the receptions list among tight ends and ranks 14th among all players for the team.

ANOTHER LONG CATCH BY WALKER: In the first quarter, Delanie Walker recorded a 41-yard catch.  It was his seventh catch of 2016 of 25 or more yards.  Entering the week, he ranked second in the NFL in 25-yard receptions in 2016, behind only New England's Rob Gronkowski (10).

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FASANO FINDS THE END ZONE:** Tight end Anthony Fasano scored on a nine-yard pass from Marcus Mariota, registering his second touchdown catch of the season and the 35th of his career.

ORAKPO LEADS WITH TWO SACKS: In the third quarter, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo dropped Aaron Rogers for an 11-yard loss, and he added an eight-yard sack in the fourth quarter.  The two takedowns gave Orakpo a team-high nine sacks in 2016 and 56 sacks in his eight-year career.

MORGAN TIES CAREER HIGH: With a nine-yard sack in the fourth quarter, outside linebacker Derrick Morgan matched his career high with 6.5 sacks on the season.  He previously accomplished the feat in both 2012 and 2014.  Morgan now has 34 career sacks.

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BYARD STARTS, RECORDS FIRST CAREER SACK:** Rookie safety Kevin Byard recorded his first career start.  In the first quarter, the third-round pick notched his first career sack, dropping Aaron Rodgers for an eight-yard loss on third down.

JONES NOTCHES SACK: In the first quarter, DaQuan Jones sacked Aaron Rodgers for a 10-yard loss.  It was the third-year defensive end's second career sack and his first sack of 2016.

COX TAKES TEAM LEAD IN INTERCEPTIONS: Cornerback Perrish Cox intercepted a pass by Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter.  The play gave Cox a team-high three interceptions in 2016 and 10 interceptions in his career.

McCAIN INTERCEPION: On the final play of the first half, cornerback Brice McCain intercepted a pass by Aaron Rodgers in the end zone.  It was McCain's first interception of the season and the 10th interception of his career.

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SUCCOP KEEPS STREAK GOING:** Ryan Succop extended his streak to 29 successful field goals from inside 50 yards, a franchise-best stretch that dates back to 2014. He made a 23-yard attempt in the fourth quarter in addition to his 51-yarder earlier in the quarter.

SUCCOP FROM LONG DISTANCE: Ryan Succop's 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was his longest successful field goal since a 51-yarder at New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2015.  It was his 13th career field goal of 50 yards or longer.

INACTIVES: The seven inactive Titans were wide receiver Tre McBride, running back David Fluellen, defensive back Curtis Riley, linebacker Aaron Wallace, guard Sebastian Tretola, tight end Jace Amaro and defensive lineman Al Woods.  Wallace (shoulder) was the only one from the group on the injury report leading up to the game.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 10 action at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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