Matthews caught nine of 13 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Texans. Matthews saw no decline in performance despite the downgrade at quarterback from Marcus Mariota (leg) to Matt Cassel. He was kept out of the end zone in his first four games with the Titans, but scored nine times in the last 12. With Mariota scheduled to be back from his broken fibula by the beginning of next season, Matthews will have a great chance to build on this 65-catch, 945-yard campaign.
Matthews caught three of nine targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-17 loss to the Jaguars. Matthews scored from three yards out in the second quarter, giving him eight touchdowns this season. He has doubled his scoring output from two to four to eight over his past three campaigns, but continuing that trend with 16 next season will be a tall order for the 27-year-old wideout. Quarterback Marcus Mariota broke his fibula in the second half, so Matthews will be catching balls from backup Matt Cassel in the season finale against Houston.
Matthews caught four of 10 passes for 105 yards Sunday in Kansas City. Matthews was the leading receiver for a Titans passing offense that was kept out of the end zone for the second straight week. He has now topped 100 receiving yards twice while catching a career-high seven touchdowns in his first season with the Titans. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has struggled over the past two weeks, but his No. 1 wide receiver is still producing on a weekly basis.
Matthews caught just one of three targets for 26 yards Sunday against the Broncos. It was an off day for this passing game as a whole, with nobody hauling in more than two passes as quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for just 88 yards. Matthews has become Mariota's go-to wide receiver after taking a few weeks to build chemistry early on, and that role should bear more fruit moving forward than it did here.
Matthews turned seven targets into three catches for 64 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Chicago. Matthews caught just one of his four first-half targets, but that one was a 29-yard touchdown. The former Dolphins wide receiver got off to a slow start with his new team, but has really come on of late with seven touchdowns in the past eight weeks. He led the team in both targets and yards here, and he has emerged as the primary weapon in a passing offense that has accounted for multiple scores in every game since Week 5.
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