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Titans Turn in Ugly Performance in 21-0 Loss to Ravens


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was an ugly Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

The weather stunk, and on this day, so did the Titans.

On a cloudy and rainy day in Nashville, the end result was a 21-0 loss to the Ravens.

"We have to be better on all levels," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. "It starts with me, and I have to do a better job, and I will. … (The Ravens) are a good team - they came out ready to go, and they clearly outplayed us and outcoached us today.

"… That's the headline: The Tennessee Titans didn't do nearly enough in all levels to win the football game, or even make it competitive."

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was sacked 11 times in the contest. In the game, the Titans managed just seven first downs, and 106 yards of total offense. The team was 1-of-10 on third down.

The Titans had just 55 yards rushing, and the offense never made it inside the Baltimore 47.

"We got whupped, and that's all it comes down to," receiver Corey Davis said.

Mariota completed 10-of-15 passes for 117 yards in the game, but the team lost 66 yards on the 11 sacks.

"When you don't score point and don't move the ball, it makes it tough on your team," Mariota said. "And we have to be better on offense."

On defense, the Titans had no answers for the Ravens, who led from the start. Baltimore racked up 23 first downs and 361 yards in the game, and went 12-of-17 (71 percent) on third down.

The Titans have now lost back-to-back games since a rousing comeback win over the Eagles in Week 4.

"We lost, we got our ass kicked, and we have to get back right for next Sunday and that is bottom line," Titans safety Kevin Byard said. "You win games, you get respect, and you get national attention. We are getting our asses kicked, so we don't need no national attention. We don't need anything – we just need to win ball games."

It marked the first shutout for the Titans since the 2010 season. It was also the first shutout for the Titans at Nissan Stadium.

The Titans dropped to 3-3 with the loss, and are now tied with the Jaguars and Texans atop the AFC South. The team travels to London next Sunday to face the Chargers.

The Ravens took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to receiver Michael Crabtree, which capped off a 17-play, 94 yard drive that took 9:09 off the clock.

The Ravens then extended the lead to 14-0 on a 13-yard touchdown run by Alex Collins. In the third quarter, a two-yard touchdown run by Collins made it 21-0.

"We have to get back, and we have to stick together," Vrabel said. "Because when you don't, that's when bad things happen. … You don't have any time for hangovers."

The Titans are scheduled to travel to London on Thursday for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers.

"You can't ride too low after bad losses," cornerback Logan Ryan said. "The Chargers don't care – we just have to play better. … We have to clean it up. I remember after the Eagles game we were wary about not riding too high.

"We have to respond, and clean it up. I think we are a good team, and we need to start playing good."

Franchise great Robert Brazile receives his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring, and is inducted into the Titans-Oilers Ring of Honor on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

Titans cheerleaders take the field for the team's Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

The Tennessee Titans prepare to take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 of the 2018 season on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

Tennessee Titans players and coaches arrive for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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