Mettenberger completed just 22-of-31 passes for 171 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 20-6 loss to Houston. He also lost a fumble, and is now 0-8 as an NFL starter. Mettenberger clearly hasn't been the answer to Tennessee's offensive woes, and will go back to a bench role once Marcus Mariota (knee) is healthy enough to play. Even if Mariota isn't ready to go next week at New Orleans, nothing about Mettenberger's play thus far makes him an appealing option.
Mettenberger will start Sunday's game in Houston, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports. With Marcus Mariota (knee) out for at least one more week, Mettenberger will take aim at a porous Houston defense, after struggling in a Week 7 loss to the Falcons. Even in the favorable matchup, he's one of the least appealing Week 8 options at this position.
Mettenberger completed 22-of-35 passes for just 187 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while filling in for an injured Marcus Mariota (knee) in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Mettenberger fell to 0-7 as a starter in the NFL, and this performance made it easy to see why he's winless. A failed fourth down conversion and an interception ended Tennessee's final two drives when the team needed just a field goal to tie the game, as Mettenberger failed to exploit a Falcons defense that came in ranked 29 against the pass. Nothing about the big-armed 24-year-old's performance suggests he'll fare any better if Mariota is still unable to go against the Texans next week.
Mettenberger is slated to start Sunday's game against the Falcons. With Marcus Mariota not available to play this week, Mettenberger will draw the Titans' Week 7 starting QB assignment. Though Mettenberger is only an option in deeper formats, working in his favor this weekend, as the Tennessean points out, is that the Falcons are currently the league's 29th-ranked pass defense.
A knee problem has Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota ruled out for Sunday. That declaration by Ken Whisenhunt sets the stage for Zach Mettenberger to draw the start in Week 7.
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