Mariota completed 10 of 15 passes for 117 yards during Sunday's 21-0 loss to the Ravens. He added two rushes for 25 yards. Mariota couldn't get into a rhythm throughout the game and was sacked more times (11) than he completed passes (10). Even with his limited attempts, Mariota missed key opportunities to make an impact on the game, most notably overthrowing Taywan Taylor on a deep post route that would have tied the game at seven. While the Ravens defense is a tough matchup for opposing offenses, the Titans have now failed to get in sync for two consecutive games and scored more than 20 points only once this season. That makes it difficult to trust Mariota as a starting option, even with his upside as a rusher.
Mariota said he still isn't ready to play without a partial glove covering his throwing hand, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports. Mariota has been using the modified glove ever since Week 1, when he injured his throwing elbow and experienced trouble with gripping the football. He was unable to build on a huge Week 4 outing against the Eagles, completing 14 of 26 passes for 129 yards with no touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Bills. Mariota will have a tricky matchup Sunday when the Titans play host to the Ravens.
Mariota completed 30 of 43 passes for 344 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception during Sunday's 26-23 win over the Eagles. He added 46 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Mariota did it all on Sunday, accounting for 65.7 percent of the Titans' rushing total all while picking the Eagles apart from the pocket. He was particularly surgical during overtime, converting a fourth-and-15 with a 19-yard strike to Taywan Taylor, a third-and-19 with a 17-yard scramble followed by a 17-yard dump-off to Dion Lewis, and then capping the game off with a 10-yard loft to Corey Davis. In what was his first full game under new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, Mariota looked like what the Titans thought they were getting when they drafted him second overall. He gets an inconsistent Bills defense in Week 5.
Coach Mike Vrabel said Mariota (elbow) will start Sunday's game against the Eagles, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports. Mariota ended up playing the majority of Sunday's 9-6 win over Jacksonville after Blaine Gabbert suffered a concussion in the first half. Vrabel acknowledged that Mariota still had some limitations in terms of the throws he could make during the narrow victory, but the team is optimistic that won't be the case in Week 4. Vrabel said said Austin Davis will serve as the No. 2 quarterback, dropping a strong hint that Gabbert isn't expected to clear the concussion protocol before Sunday.
Coach Mike Vrabel said there are still throws Mariota can't make as he works his way back from an elbow injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Mariota replaced Blaine Gabbert (concussion) early in Sunday's 9-6 win over Jacksonville, completing 12 of 18 passes for 100 yards and adding 51 yards on seven carries. The Titans went ultra-conservative on offense while playing with a limited quarterback, and the plan worked out surprisingly well thanks to a big day from their defense. Vrabel said he hopes to have the full package of plays available when the Titans host the Eagles in Week 4. The situation still needs to be monitored closely, as the team might consider starting Gabbert if he clears the concussion protocol before Mariota's elbow is fully healthy.
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|7||10/21||@Los Angeles Chargers||21||21.67|
|10||11/11||New England Patriots||25||23.67|
|13||12/02||New York Jets||14||19.67|
|15||12/16||@New York Giants||15||19.67|
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