Titans QB Marcus Mariota Rested, Ready to Go


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans played three football games in 11 days.

But after Thursday's win over the Jaguars, the Titans have had time to heal, and get ready for the next game – on Sunday against the New York Giants.

"I think it was good to get some time off," quarterback Marcus Mariota said after practice on Wednesday. "(We) had an opportunity to get healthy, and at the same time you have a little bit of time to take a deep breath.

"Three games in 11 days is a lot, and I think for the most part it is good to take time for yourself."

Mariota, who is off the Injury Report, said he watched football over the long weekend, but said he's not paying much attention to playoff scenarios involving the Titans.

The Titans (7-6) don't control their own destiny, meaning the team still needs help to get in with three games to play.

Mariota said the Titans should only worry about helping themselves.

"All you can worry about is what is going on here," Mariota said. "If you try and sit there in the clouds and try and figure out all these scenarios, you get lost and don't really focus on what you have to take care of."

The Titans have won back-to-back games against the Jets and Jaguars.

Mariota threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns as the Titans rallied to beat the Jets.

Against the Jaguars, Mariota threw for just 162 yards as the team relied on a running game that produced 264 yards on the ground, including 238 yards and four touchdowns by running back Derrick Henry.

Against the Giants, the Titans aim to keep the momentum going.

"I think these last few weeks are something to build of," Mariota said. "With that being said, it doesn't matter what you have done the last few weeks -- it matters what you do on Sunday. So it's being able to take what we have done, learn from it, learn from some of the mistakes we've made, and go out there and play again."

The Tennessee Titans take the field for practice on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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