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Tennessee Titans last game against New England Patriots

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 10 of the 2018 season, the Tennessee Titans hosted the New England Patriots and won by a score of 34-10.

On the opening kickoff, WR Darius Jennings returned the ball 58 yards and helped set the tone for Tennessee. As the Titans offense took the field, QB Marcus Mariota constructed a seven-play, 40-yard scoring drive that resulted in a four-yard touchdown pass to TE Jonnu Smith, as Tennessee put up points early, 7-0.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rushes against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (21) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 34-10 on November 11th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rushes against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (21) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 34-10 on November 11th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

New England’s offense took the field and responded with their own scoring drive.

Patriots QB Tom Brady connected with Patriots WR Josh Gordon for a 44-yard reception that flipped field position, but the Titans defense held up as New England was forced to settle for a 52-yard field goal. The Patriots got on the board, 7-3.

On the ensuing Tennessee possession, the Titans engineered another touchdown drive. With first down rushes by RB Dion Lewis (two), and RB Derrick Henry, and a first down reception by WR Corey Davis, the drive culminated in a 23-yard receiving score from Mariota to Davis. Tennessee doubled its lead, 14-3. Also in the first quarter, K Ryan Succop tacked on a 33-yard field goal as the Titans scored 17 points in the first quarter and posted a 17-3 lead.

In the second quarter, Brady tossed first down passes to Patriots WR Julian Edelman, Gordon, and Patriots RB James White, and Patriots RB Sony Michel added one rushing first down, but it was Patriots FB James Develin who ran in a one-yard score as New England cut the Titans’ lead, 17-10.

On the following drive, Davis, who ultimately finished the day with 125 receiving yards, helped the Titans battle back from a second-and-17 as he grabbed a 20-yard pass to move the chains. Smith and TE Anthony Firkser also converted first downs, to set up a one-yard rushing score by Henry.

The Titans tacked on their third touchdown of the first half and went ahead, 24-10. The Patriots began driving on the following possession, but CB Logan Ryan halted New England’s momentum and closed out the first half with a seven-yard sack of Brady.

In the third quarter, Tennessee put together a 10-play, 78-yard scoring drive with help by a 26-yard reception by WR Cameron Batson, a 27-yard reception by Davis, and a 20-yard scamper by Mariota, all of which went for first downs. Succop converted a 31-yard kick, as the Titans increased their lead, 27-10. New England punted on all of its third-quarter possessions.

In the fourth quarter, Tennessee secured the victory with another score. The Titans moved down the field with help from a trick play, as Jennings passed the ball 21 yards to Mariota. At the New England 10-yard line, Henry took the direct snap and ran into the end zone untouched for his second touchdown of the day, 34-10 Tennessee.

On the day, Tennessee’s defense allowed just three third-down conversions on 15 attempts and sacked Brady a total of three times. With a 34-10 victory over the Patriots, the Titans improved to 5-4 on the season, and earned the team’s second victory in six days.

Box Score

Titans 34, Patriots 10
Week 10 | Sunday, November 11th, 2018 | 12:00pm CT | Nissan Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
New England 3 7 0 0 10
Tennessee 17 7 3 7 34

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