Mariota completed 18 of 24 passes for 162 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Titans' 30-9 win over the Jaguars on Thursday. He also rushed four times for 13 yards. Mariota had a front-row seat for Derrick Henry's record-setting 238-yard, four-touchdown night, a caliber of effort that also left him playing a complementary role. The 25-year-old did see his modest two-game streak of two touchdowns apiece come to an end, but he was highly efficient while completing 75.0 percent of his passes. Mariota has now connected on greater than 70.0 percent of his throws in five of his last seven contests, and he'll look to continue his solid play when Tennessee faces the Giants in a Week 15 interconference battle.
Updating a previous report, Mariota (right hand) practiced fully Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Mariota's assertions that his Week 14 status is not in jeopardy were validated by Tuesday's official injury report in advance of Thursday night's game against the Jaguars. He's put up solid fantasy numbers over his last two games, but Mariota faces a challenge this week while going up against a Jacksonville defense that dominated the Colts in a 6-0 victory in Week 13.
Though he was limited in practice Tuesday, Mariota (hand) indicated that there are no doubts about his status for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. We'll have to see if the QB ends up with an injury designation for the contest or is removed from the Titans' Week 14 injury report altogether come Wednesday, but based on Mariota's comments, it looks safe to roll with him as usual in fantasy lineups this week.
Mariota (hand) is listed as a limited participant on the Monday practice report, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports. The Titans didn't actually practice, but if they had, they estimated Mariota would've been limited by an injury to his throwing hand. He didn't seem to have any trouble in Sunday's 26-22 comeback win over the Jets, completing 20 of 35 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Mariota did have issues with his throwing elbow and hand earlier this season, so it's worth keeping an eye one as the Titans continue to prepare for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.
Mariota completed 22 of 23 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 34-17 loss to the Texans. He also rushed six times for 28 yards. Mariota incredibly connected on his first 19 attempts, lasting until just over a minute remained in the game before misfiring. In addition to his elite precision, both of Mariota's touchdown passes came from deep, as he found Jonnu Smith for a 61-yard catch and run in the first quarter, then hit Corey Davis for a 48-yard score in the third. What arguably made Mariota's efficiency most impressive, however, was that he was regularly under pressure, as Houston sacked him six times on the night. While the loss to their division rival was a costly one, the Titans can at least be satisfied with the performance of Mariota, who had faced health concerns heading into the contest after a neck issue resulted in his removal from the team's previous game.
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