Titans-Chiefs Postgame Notes

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TEAM NOTES

·        The Titans played their first overtime game of the season. In Mike Vrabel's head coaching tenure, which began in 2018, the team is now 5-2 in overtime contests.

·        With one takeaway on defense and no turnovers on offense, the Titans won the turnover battle for the fifth time in 2022 and improved their season turnover margin to plus-three.

·        The Titans offense scored touchdowns on both of their possessions in the red zone, improving their season numbers to 15 touchdowns in 19 trips inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Their 78.9 percent touchdown rate in the red zone leads the NFL in 2022.

·        With four sacks against the Chiefs, the defense recorded its fifth consecutive game with three or more sacks. It is the team's longest such streak since a five-game run in 2017. Denico Autry led the charge with two sacks against the Chiefs, while Mario Edwards Jr. and DeMarcus Walker each contributed one sack.

·        The Titans defense increased its streak to six consecutive games with at least one interception. It is the second consecutive season the defense has achieved the feat.

·        The Titans defense registered its fifth consecutive game with at least three sacks and one interception. It is the franchise's longest such streak since 1979 (Sept. 9-Oct. 14).

DL DENICO AUTRY

·        Totaled three tackles and a team-high two sacks.

·        His two sacks of Patrick Mahomes in the second quarter each came on third down to end Chiefs drives, first for a five-yard loss and then for a six-yard loss. It gave Autry a team-high seven sacks in 2022 and 46.5 career sacks.

·        Registered his 10th career game with at least two sacks.

·        Has three consecutive seasons with at least seven sacks and four total seasons with at least seven sacks.

K RANDY BULLOCK

·        Made his only field goal attempt—a 44-yarder in the third quarter—as well as both of his extra point attempts.

·        Made a 44-yard field goal in the third quarter.

S KEVIN BYARD

·        Led the team with 12 total tackles.

DE MARIO EDWARDS JR.

·        Tallied a pair of tackles, including a sack.

·        Registered a six-yard sack of Patrick Mahomes in the third quarter. It was his first sack as a member of the Titans and gave him 17.5 career sacks.

RB HASSAN HASKINS

·        Returned four kickoffs 72 yards (18.0 avg.), had one rushing attempt for five yards, and led the team with four special teams tackles.

·        Became the first Titans player with four total special teams tackles in a game since Matthias Farley against New Orleans on Nov. 14, 2021. He was the first offensive player for the Titans with four special teams tackles in a game since tight end Craig Stevens had four against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 15, 2009.

RB DERRICK HENRY

·        Rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts for an average of 6.8 yards per carry.

·        Scored his 73rd career rushing touchdown on a four-yard carry in the second quarter and his 74th career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run in the second quarter. In doing so, he passed Earl Campbell (73) for the most rushing touchdowns in franchise history. It gave Henry a franchise-high 77 total career touchdowns (three receiving).

·        Produced his 17th career game in the regular season with at least 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He tied Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders and Eric Dickerson for the fifth-most such performances during the Super Bowl era (1966-present). Only LaDainian Tomlinson (25), Emmitt Smith (21), Shaun Alexander (19) and Walter Payton (18) have accomplished the feat more times than Henry in that span.

·        Reached the 1,000-yard scrimmage mark (1,010) for the fifth consecutive season. In franchise history, only Eddie George (eight consecutive seasons) and Chris Johnson (six) have previously done so.

·        Registered his 20th career game with two or more rushing touchdowns.

·        Hit the 100-yard rushing mark on the final play of the third quarter to tally his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, which tied for the best streak of his career (five games in 2021). It was his 33rd career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season (30) and playoffs (three).

·        His totals at Kansas City included 24-yard and 56-yard runs during separate touchdown drives in the second quarter. The latter gave him 12 career rushing attempts of 50 yards or more.

TE AUSTIN HOOPER

·        Led the team with two receptions for 34 yards.

·        Contributed a 16-yard reception and an 18-yard reception during separate touchdown drives in the second quarter.

ILB DAVID LONG JR.

·        Ranked second on the team with 10 total tackles.

CB ROGER McCREARY

·        Recorded his first career interception on a deflected pass from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce in the third quarter.

·        Added eight tackles.

TE CHIG OKONKWO

·        Had a 48-yard reception in the first quarter, his longest reception through eight career games. It was the longest reception by a Titans tight end since Jonnu Smith's 63-yard catch against Jacksonville on Sept. 20, 2020.

P RYAN STONEHOUSE

·        Punted eight times for a 48.8-yard gross average (41.4 net) with two punts placed inside the 20.

·        Booted a 57-yard punt to the Chiefs' three-yard line in the second quarter.

·        Helped flip the field in the fourth quarter with a 63-yard punt.

DE DeMARCUS WALKER

·        Tallied a pair of tackles, including a sack.

·        Registered a seven-yard sack of Patrick Mahomes in the fourth quarter, giving him consecutive games with a sack.

QB MALIK WILLIS

·        Became the 10th rookie in franchise history with at least two starts at quarterback and the first since Marcus Mariota in 2015.

·        Completed five of 16 passes for 80 yards and also rushed for 40 yards on eight attempts.

·        Completed a 48-yard pass to Chig Okonkwo in the first quarter.

·        Rushed for a 17-yard gain during a touchdown drive in the second quarter.

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