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Last Time Tennessee Titans played the Cleveland Browns

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 7 of the 2017 season, the Tennessee Titans traveled to Cleveland to take on the Browns and won in overtime by a score of 12-9.

On the Titans opening drive, the first snap was an 18-yard completion from QB Marcus Mariota to WR Rishard Matthews. Tennessee moved the ball efficiently, but was forced to settle for a 43-yard field goal by K Ryan Succop to take an early 3-0 lead. The Titan defense forced Cleveland to go three-and-out on its first two possessions.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

In the second quarter, Mariota threw a 12-yard pass to TE Delanie Walker who caught the ball and was initially ruled down by contact.

Cleveland challenged the call and the ruling on the field was reversed as Walker was charged with a fumble, recovered by Cleveland.

The Browns took possession at the Tennessee 40-yard line but the Titans defense was able to hold the Browns to a 31-yard field goal to tie the game, 3-3.

On Tennessee’s second scoring drive, Mariota scrambled for eight yards on a third and seven and RB DeMarco Murray carried for 16 yards for back-to-back first downs. The Titans were held to another field goal as Tennessee took a 6-3 lead.

Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop (4) kicks the game-winning field goal in overtime against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.  (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop (4) kicks the game-winning field goal in overtime against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

With 30 seconds remaining in the first half and Cleveland driving the ball down the field, S Kevin Byard intercepted Browns QB DeShone Kizer to give Tennessee possession and preserve a lead heading into halftime.

During the Browns’ third quarter opening drive, Byard picked off Kizer again for his second interception of the day. However, Tennessee was unable to capitalize on the turnover as an unsuccessful fourth-and-goal attempt left the score unchanged. Kizer was benched in the third quarter in favor of Browns QB Cody Kessler, who led Cleveland on a scoring drive that culminated in a 47-yard field goal to tie the game, 6-6.

Tennessee responded with a fourth-quarter, 46-yard field goal to retake a 9-6 lead.

Byard recorded an interception hat trick as he picked off Kessler for 23 yards, marking the first time a Titan tallied three picks in one game since 2007. With 51 seconds left in regulation, Kessler led the Browns on a field goal scoring drive to tie the game at 9-9 and send the contest into overtime.

After three consecutive three-and-outs, two by Cleveland and one by Tennessee, Mariota was able to engineer a seven-play, 20-yard scoring drive as Succop nailed his fourth field goal of the day to seal a 12-9 Titans victory.

Box Score

Tennessee Titans 12, Cleveland Browns 9
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 | 12:00pm CT | FirstEnergy Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 OT Final
Tennessee Titans 3 3 0 3 3 12
Cleveland Browns 0 3 3 3 0 9

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