Mettenberger (forearm) is questionable to return Sunday against the Colts. Before leaving the contest, Mettenberger had completed 5-of-13 passes for 38 yards and an interception while rushing twice for 4 yards and a touchdown. In his absence, Alex Tanney has taken over quarterback duties for the Titans.
Mettenberger will start against the Colts on Sunday with Marcus Mariota (knee) sidelined. Mettenberger will be at the helm once again Sunday when the 3-12 Titans finish off their season against the Colts. It'll be Mettenberger's fourth start of the 2015 campaign, and he's coming off a one touchdown, two-turnover performace last Sunday against the Texans. Should the Titans be down for most of the contest this upcoming Sunday, Mettenberger could have plenty of chances to throw the ball.
Mettenberger completed 27-of-51 passes for 234 yards, a touchdown, and an interception while also losing a fumble during his start in place of the injured Marcus Mariota (knee) against the Texans on Sunday Mettenberger was able to reach a respectable yardage figure purely through the sheer volume of 51 attempts, but was atrocious overall with a paltry 4.6 yards per attempt average and two turnovers. There simply aren't enough weapons in Tennessee's low-octane offense for a mediocre quarterback like Mettenberger to find much success. Giving the 24-year-old signal-caller another start next week in Indianapolis would be a big step forward in Tennessee's quest for the NFL's worst record and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
With Marcus Mariota out this week, Mettenberger will start Sunday's game against the Texans. It wouldn't surprise us if Mettenberger started Week 17's game against the Colts as well, but the Titans have yet to rule Mariota out for that contest. In relief of Mariota in Week 15's loss to the Patriots, Mettenberger completed 20 of 28 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He'll take aim Sunday at a 7-7 Texans' squad that sits atop the AFC South standings.
Mettenberger came on in the second quarter for the injured Marcus Mariota (knee) and completed 20 of 28 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Patriots. Mettenberger connected with tight end Delanie Walker for both of his scores, and with the severity of Mariota's injury still unknown, Mettenberger could be under center in Week 16 against the Texans, who need just one win to clinch the AFC South.
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