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Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota career off to fast start

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Arguably the most significant reason for optimism in the Tennessee Titans camp is the play of Marcus Mariota, who completed his second NFL season in 2016.

As a first alternate for the NFL Pro Bowl, the former second-overall pick would have been the sixth Titan to receive an invitation for the all-star game had he been physically able to participate.

His season came to an end when he fractured his right fibula at the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 24th, which required surgery to correct. He was placed on injured reserve in Week 17.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans play Houston Texas at Nissan Stadium, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (8-7) vs. Houston Texans (9-6)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (8-7) conclude their season against the AFC South Champion Houston Texans (9-6). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, January 1st.

The game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy will call the action alongside analyst Adam Archuleta.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars won 38-17. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars won 38-17. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans history against Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the Tennessee Titans’ longest-standing division rival. The clubs have met at least twice each year since Jacksonville began play as an expansion franchise in 1995. For the first seven seasons of the rivalry they played in the AFC Central, and for the last 15 years they have been members of the AFC South.

The teams have met a total of 44 times, with the Titans holding a 25-19 advantage. For the last seven seasons (2009–2015), the Titans and Jaguars have split the annual series.

Tennessee Titans running back Antonio Andrews (26) carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL football game at EverBank Field November 19th, 2015. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Antonio Andrews (26) carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL football game at EverBank Field November 19th, 2015. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-0)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Minnisota Vikings have met just 12 times in the regular season. The Vikings lead the series 8-4, including wins by the Vikings in the last four meetings at Mall of America Field.

The Titans and Vikings have opened the regular season against each other on one prior occasion. In 1989, the Vikings hosted and defeated the then-Oilers on Kickoff Weekend by a final score of 38-7. It was the first of 10 victories during the regular season for the eventual NFC Central Champion Vikings.

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Zach Clayton (69) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23 on August 29th, 2013. (Bruce Kluckhohn - USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Zach Clayton (69) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23 on August 29th, 2013. (Bruce Kluckhohn – USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans face Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium to begin NFL season

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-0)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) open the regular season this week by hosting the defending NFC North Champion Minnesota Vikings (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 11th.

The Titans, who carry into the game a three-game winning streak on opening day, are 30-26 all-time as a franchise in Week 1, including a 5-3 Kickoff Weekend record at Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (2) scores a touchdown during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (2) scores a touchdown during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans series history with Carolina Panthers

 

Tennessee Titans play Carolina Panthers Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have played fewer games against the Carolina Panthers than any other NFL team. There have been just five regular season matchups and one preseason meeting (2010) since the Panthers began play as an expansion team in 1995.

The Titans won three consecutive regular season games in the series after losing the initial meeting, but the Panthers bounced back with a 27-10 win at Nissan Stadium in 2015.

In the only preseason game between the teams, the Panthers defeated the Titans 15-7 at Bank of America Stadium on August 28th, 2010.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans kickoff Preseason at Nissan Stadium against San Diego Chargers

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. San Diego Chargers (0-0)

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2016 preseason this week against the San Diego Chargers (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th. The contest is a preview of the two teams’ November 6th regular season meeting in San Diego.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN News 2 in Nashville.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota begins second season

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Despite the curiosity attached to the newcomers, no member of the Tennessee Titans is likely to attract more gazes from the training camp devotees than Marcus Mariota, whose leadership status and steady disposition belie his 22 years and relative inexperience.

As a rookie, the former Oregon Duck recorded 12 total starts, missing four contests due to injury. Even with the abbreviated campaign, he set the club’s rookie passing marks for attempts (370), yards (2,818), completions (230), touchdowns (19) and passer rating (91.5).

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota adds weight in offseason, prepared to run more this year. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota adds weight in offseason, prepared to run more this year. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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A Look at Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected quarterback Marcus Mariota, the former Oregon quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner. Mariota later became the first quarterback in franchise history to start in Week 1 of his rookie season and recorded 12 total starts. He missed four contests due to injury.

Mariota unquestionably raised the bar for franchise rookie quarterbacks, breaking the club’s rookie records for attempts (370), yards (2,818), completions (230) and touchdowns (19).

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans are on the road at New England Patriots, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (3-10) at New England Patriots (11-2)

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 | Noon CST
Foxborough, MA | Gillette Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (3-10) travel to face the AFC East-leading New England Patriots (11-2) this week. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium (capacity 68,756) is scheduled for 1:00pm EST/noon CST on Sunday, December 20th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle and analyst Dan Fouts will call the action, and Evan Washburn will report from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw (89) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (54) and linebacker Demario Davis (56) and safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Titans 30-8. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw (89) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (54) and linebacker Demario Davis (56) and safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Titans 30-8. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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