Titans-Jets Game Notes


WINNING AT HOME: The Titans' victory against the Jets gave them 14 wins in their last 17 home games. They are 91-70 all-time at Nissan Stadium, including playoffs. The Titans will play three of their last four games in 2018 at home.

DOWN NINE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER: The Titans trailed the Jets 22-13 going into the fourth quarter and came back to win 26-22. Since the beginning of the 2000 season, including playoffs, it was the ninth time the Titans came back to win from a deficit of nine or more points in the fourth quarter. The last time was the Titans' playoff game at Kansas City on Jan. 6, 2018 (21-10 deficit), and the last time it happened in the regular season was at Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2016 (17-7).

SEASON HIGH IN YARDS: The Titans recorded a season-high 403 total net yards, which included 130 rushing yards and 273 passing yards. It was their first game to hit 400 total net yards since Nov. 12, 2017 against Cincinnati (416).

TWO TOUCHDOWNS FOR MARIOTA: Quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 20 of 35 passes for 282 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. His passer rating was 90.4, giving him 25 career performances with a passer rating of at least 90. Late in the first half, he completed a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Anthony Firkser, and he added a game-winning, 11-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis in the fourth quarter. It was Mariota's 24th career game with at least two passing touchdowns. He has 11 touchdown passes in 2018 and the 69 touchdown passes in his four-year career.

GOING LONG: On consecutive drives in the fourth quarter, Marcus Mariota connected with Taywan Taylor on passes of 44 yards and 53 yards, the latter tying for his sixth-longest career pass.

GAME-WINNING DRIVE: Marcus Mariota recorded his 12th career game-winning drive, including postseason games. He has three-such drives in 2018: at Jacksonville on Sept. 23, against Philadelphia on Sept. 30, and against the Jets. The 86-yard drive against the Jets was his second-longest career game-winning drive, and longer than all but a 90-yard drive against the Jaguars on Dec. 6, 2015.

MARIOTA RUSHING: Marcus Mariota added 43 rushing yards against the Jets, marking his third game of 2018 with at least 40 rushing yards. His 27-yard run in the fourth quarter was his longest carry of the season and helped set up his game-winning touchdown pass moments later.

GAME-WINNER FOR DAVIS: Second-year wide receiver Corey Davis caught three passes for 42 yards, including his game-winning, 11-yard scoring catch with 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. It was Davis' second consecutive game with a touchdown reception, and it also marked his second game in 2018 with a last-minute, game-winning score. He previously accomplished the feat against the Eagles on Sept. 30. He added a 12-yard rushing attempt against the Jets.

TOUCHDOWN FOR FIRKSER: First-year tight end Anthony Firkser contributed three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown. Late in the second quarter, he scored his first career touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Marcus Mariota. Firkser had a five-yard reception earlier in the same drive, and his 25-yard catch late in the fourth quarter helped set up the game-winning touchdown three plays later.

BIG SERIES FOR SHARPE: During a third-quarter drive, wide receiver Tajaé Sharpe made two big plays to set up a Titans touchdown. He caught a 28-yard pass, and two plays later he added a 20-yard reception. His game totals against the Jets included three catches for 51 yards.

HENRY TIES CAREER HIGH: In the third quarter, Derrick Henry scored on a one-yard carry to give him five rushing touchdowns in 2018, which equals his career high set in each of his first two NFL seasons. All five of Henry's touchdowns in 2018 have come over a six-game span, beginning on Oct. 21. His game totals against the Jets included a team-high 10 carries for 40 yards.

BIG DAY FOR TAYLOR: Second-year wide receiver Taywan Taylor notched his first career 100-yard game. He led the Titans with 104 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with three catches. In the fourth quarter, he caught a 44-yard pass, recording his first reception since suffering a foot injury on Nov. 5 at Dallas. On the next drive, he recorded a career-long 55-yard reception, topping his previous long of a 53-yard touchdown against Indianapolis on Oct. 6, 2017. His previous high for receiving yards in a game was 77 yards against Philadelphia on Sept. 30, 2018.

SACKS ON CONSECUTIVE PLAYS: On consecutive plays in the third quarter, the Titans defense recorded consecutive sacks—first by Jurrell Casey and then by Jayon Brown.

SIX CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH FIVE SACKS: In the third quarter, Jurrell Casey recorded a three-yard sack of Josh McCown, notching a sack for the second consecutive game. Bringing his season total to 5.5 sacks, Casey secured his sixth consecutive season with at least five sacks. A third-round pick in 2011, he had a career-high 10.5 sacks in 2013 and has never dipped below five sacks in a season since then. Individual sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982, and since that time only three other franchise players have ever had five sacks in six consecutive seasons—and no others in the "Titans era" (1999–present). The list is headed by former Oilers defensive lineman Ray Childress, who tallied at least five sacks for nine straight seasons from 1986–1994, followed by defensive linemen William Fuller (six seasons from 1988–1993), Sean Jones (six seasons from 1988–1993) and now Casey (2013–2018).

BROWN ADDS TO SACK TOTAL: In the third quarter, inside linebacker Jayon Brown sacked Josh McCown for a one-yard loss. Brown improved his team-leading total in 2018 to six sacks. The second-year linebacker has 7.5 career sacks.

BUTLER SEALS THE WIN: Cornerback Malcolm Butler sealed the victory with his interception in the final minute of the fourth quarter. He recorded his second interception of 2018 and his 10th interception in five NFL seasons.

KERN HITS 150 GAMES WITH TITANS: Punter Brett Kern became the 11th player to appear in 150 career games for the franchise. He has played in every game since joining the club in 2009.

KICKOFF TEMPERATURE: The kickoff temperature at Nissan Stadium was 70 degrees. It was the second-warmest temperature for a December or January game at Nissan Stadium. The warmest December/January game at Nissan Stadium was 73 degrees against the Houston Texans on Dec. 27, 2015.

INACTIVES: The Titans' inactive list included defensive back Dane Cruikshank, running back David Fluellen, running back Dalyn Dawkins, outside linebacker Kamalei Correa, guard Aaron Stinnie, tackle Tyler Marz and defensive end Matt Dickerson. Cruikshank (knee) and Fluellen (knee) were listed on the injury report prior to the contest.

The Tennessee Titans take on the New York Jets in Week 13 of the 2018 season on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

More than 80 former Titans players return to Nissan Stadium as part of the team's 2018 homecoming weekend in Nashville. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

The Tennessee Titans prepare to take on the New York Jets in Week 13 of the 2018 season on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)