Six Things that Stood Out for Titans in MNF Win

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Here's a look at six things that stood out for Titans in Monday night's win over the Colts:

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Woodyard's hustle**

ESPN's Jon Gruden called it "the play of the night," and I agree. On a fourth-and-one late in the fourth quarter, Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard chased Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the sideline and got him out short of the marker. It ended the Indianapolis drive, and put the ball in the hands of the offense. The Titans then sealed the deal. Woodyard's all-out effort on the play is exactly what every coach wants to see, and what every player should expect out of one another.

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Mariota's grit**

Steve McNair reached legendary status in these parts because of his toughness, and ability to play well even when dealing with injuries. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota added a big chapter to his story on Monday night. Mariota wasn't 100 percent against the Colts, but he played his best football down the stretch while leading the Titans to a win. A performance like that goes a long way in the eyes of teammates.

The secondary's play

T.Y. Hilton entered the game on a roll -- he'd been torching defenses in recent weeks. Well, it's safe to say the Titans secondary put out the fire on Monday night, as Hilton was held to just one catch for 19 yards. Cornerback Logan Ryan was targeted 4 times, and allowed a single catch for seven yards and a 39.6 passer rating when targeted, per PFF. Cornerback Adoree' Jackson was targeted five times, and allowed just two catches for 25 yards and a 56.3 passer rating when targeted. The play was especially good in the second half.

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Succop's foot**

When the Titans stumbled, kicker Ryan Succop kept cashing in point. The guy has pretty much been automatic this year. With a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter, Succop set a new NFL record by making his 47th consecutive field goal from inside 50 yards. He added four more field goals in the game to extend the streak to 51 consecutive field goals from inside 50 yards, a streak that dates back to 2014.  Succop made all five of his field goal attempts, hitting from 48, 32, 40, 48 and 23 yards against the Colts.

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The running game**

DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry kept battering away at the Colts, along with the team's bruising offensive line. Eventually, the Colts gave way. As a team, the Titans piled up 168 rushing yards on 34 carries. Henry led the way with 131 yards – including a clinching 72-yard touchdown run in the final minute. Murray added 40 yards and a score. On the season, the Titans are averaging 132.0 rushing yards per contest to give them the NFL's sixth-ranked rushing attack through six weeks.

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Eric Decker's emergence**

Fans want to see rookie receiver Corey Davis, and so do the Titans. The first-round pick is nearing a return from his hamstring injury. But receiver Eric Decker stepped up in a big way on Monday night. Decker led the team and set season highs with seven receptions and 88 receiving yards against the Colts. Five of his seven catches resulted in first downs. Receiver Rishard Matthews has been consistent all season, and he had another nice game vs the Colts (4-59). But Decker's emergence was nice.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 action on Monday Night Football at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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