Nashville, TN – In the team’ s first game under Interim Head Coach Mike Mularkey, the Tennessee Titans snapped a six-game losing streak on their way to a 34-28 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The game was quarterback Marcus Mariota’s first start since October 18th after spending two weeks sidelined with a knee injury. The rookie finished the contest 28-for-39, including four touchdowns and no interceptions, for a season-high 371 passing yards.
After falling behind by an 11-point deficit early in the second quarter, the Titans came back to tie the game midway through the fourth stanza after Mariota threw an eight yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter, and went on to find Delanie Walker in the end zone for a successful two-point conversion.
Tennessee had a chance to go ahead near the end of regulation on a 55-yard Ryan Succop field goal attempt, but the ball deflected off the crossbar to give New Orleans possession with 1:55 to play.
Saints kicker Kai Forbath then missed a 46-yard field goal in the game’s final seconds as Brian Orakpo dflected the kick to force the teams into overtime.
Mariota found Anthony Fasano on the end of a five-yard touchdown pass five minutes into the extra session to win the game 34-28. Walker also sparked the Titans offense in the victory, leading the team with seven receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
The Tennessee defense sacked New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees four times in the matchup, including two from outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, while Wesley Woodyard and Avery Williamson led the defense with 10 tackles apiece.
Titans 34, Saints 28 (OT)
Week 9 | Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 | 12:00pm CT | Mercedes-Benz Superdome