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Titans-Steelers Week 9 Postgame Notes



  • The Titans played their first of three consecutive road contests. In Week 10, they will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 12), followed by a trip to Jacksonville to meet the division-rival Jaguars (Nov. 19).
  • The Titans defense allowed the Steelers to accumulate only 160 net passing yards. That was the fewest by a Titans opponent since the defense allowed only 152 net passing yards at Houston on Oct. 30, 2022.
  • The defense allowed 326 total yards by the Steelers, which was the second-lowest total by a Titans opponent through eight games in 2023 (211 by Cincinnati on Oct. 1).
  • For the fifth time in 2023, the Titans scored on their opening possession. All five drives have resulted in field goals. At Pittsburgh, they moved the ball 72 yards on 14 plays, and Nick Folk made a 36-yard field goal to cap the series.
  • The Titans won the time-of-possession battle for the fifth time in 2023, holding the ball for 31 minutes and 9 seconds against the Steelers.
  • The 10 penalties by the Steelers were the most by a Titans opponent since the Eagles committed 12 penalties on Dec. 4, 2022.


  • Led the team in tackles for the fourth consecutive week. He totaled 10 tackles and added a pass defensed.


  • Posted two receptions for 23 yards.
  • Caught a 21-yard pass from Will Levis from the Titans' eight-yard line in the fourth quarter.


  • Made all three field goal attempts and his only extra point attempt. He made a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter, another 36-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter, and a 48-yarder in the third quarter.
  • Registered his 51st career game with three or more field goals.
  • Improved his streak to 27 consecutive field goals made, which is the second-longest streak of his 16-year career (36 from 2020-21).
  • With his 36-yard field goal in the first quarter, he set a new NFL record for the most consecutive field goals made under 40 yards. It was his 71st such field goal without a miss, breaking the mark established by Justin Tucker from 2016 to 2020. His second field goal of the evening increased the streak to 72. Folk's most recent miss from under 40 yards was a 31-yarder against New England on Oct. 5, 2017, when he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • He has made 19 consecutive field goals as a member of the Titans, which is tied for the fifth-longest such streak in franchise history. The team record is 20 consecutive field goals, first established by Al Del Greco (1998-99) and later matched three times by Rob Bironas (2007-08, 2010, 2011-12). Bironas also had a streak of 19 straight field goals in 2007, as did Ryan Succop from 2016 to 2017.
  • His 19 consecutive field goals are the most in franchise history to start a season.


  • Totaled five tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed.
  • Registered his second career game with at least five tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed (Sept. 25, 2022 vs. Las Vegas).


  • Led the team with 75 rushing yards and one touchdown on 17 carries. He added three receptions for 27 yards to give him 102 total scrimmage yards.
  • Scored on a two-yard run in the second quarter to give him a franchise-best 82 career rushing touchdowns, including four touchdowns in 2023. He tied Corey Dillon (82) for the 18th highest total in NFL history. His 85 total career NFL touchdowns (three receiving) are also a franchise record.
  • Tallied his third consecutive game with 100 or more scrimmage yards and his 47th career game (regular season) with 100-plus scrimmage yards. In doing so, he surpassed Chris Johnson (46) for the second-most 100-yard scrimmage games in franchise history behind only Eddie George (54).
  • Caught a screen pass for a 23-yard gain in the third quarter.


  • Tied for second on the team with seven tackles.


  • Tied for the team lead with four receptions for 60 yards. He added a five-yard rushing attempt.
  • Converted a first-and-23 with a 29-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • Extended his streak to 153 consecutive games with a reception—every game he has played since he entered the NFL. It is the longest active streak in the NFL. Hopkins' streak is the fourth-longest in NFL history to begin a career behind only Marvin Harrison (190 consecutive games), Keyshawn Johnson (167) and Marshall Faulk (158).
  • Increased his season totals to 35 receptions for 564 yards, each of which lead the team through eight games. In the franchise's "Titans era," which began in 1999, his 564 receiving yards rank third through the team's first eight games of a season, trailing only Derrick Mason's 599 yards in 2004 and Mason's 592 yards in 2003.


  • Registered his second career start, becoming the 11th rookie in franchise history with two starts at quarterback. Within the franchise's "Titans era" (1999–present), he joined Vince Young (2006), Zach Mettenberger (2014), Marcus Mariota (2015) and Malik Willis (2022) as the only two-game rookie starters at quarterback.
  • Completed 22 of 39 passes for 262 yards with one interception.
  • Delivered a 23-yard pass to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine during a touchdown drive in the second quarter.
  • In the final minute of the first half, recorded completions of 24 and 21 yards to Kyle Philips on consecutive plays to help set up a field goal.
  • Completed a 21-yard pass to Treylon Burks from the team's own eight-yard line in the fourth quarter.
  • Tossed a 29-yard pass to Chris Moore in the fourth quarter.
  • Led at least one scoring drive in each of his first seven quarters after entering the starting lineup on Oct. 29 against Atlanta. The streak ended in the fourth quarter at Pittsburgh.


  • Caught a 29-yard pass from Will Levis in the fourth quarter.


  • Totaled 28 yards on three receptions.


  • Tied for the team lead with four receptions and led the team with 68 receiving yards. His yardage total established a new career high.
  • In the final minute of the first half, recorded catches of 24 and 21 yards on consecutive plays to help set up a field goal.


  • Led the team and established a career high with three special teams tackles.


  • Posted seven tackles, including a tackle for loss.
  • Entered the game on offense and served as a blocker on Derrick Henry's two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.


  • Totaled 18 yards on five rushing attempts, four receptions for four yards, and two kickoff returns for 46 yards.
  • Recorded a 29-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.


  • Averaged 57.0 gross yards and 52.7 net yards on three punts. He placed all three punts inside the 20.
  • His first attempts was a 59-yarder in the second quarter, followed a 61-yarder in the third quarter and 51-yarder in the fourth quarter to pin the Steelers at their own eight-yard line.


  • Hauled in a 23-yard pass from Will Levis in the second quarter during a touchdown drive.

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