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Mariota outduels Wentz as Titans edge Eagles 26-23 in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Vrabel took a timeout late in overtime with the Tennessee Titans facing their third fourth down, then the first-year coach pulled kicker Ryan Succop off the field.

Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis and the rest of the Titans rewarded Vrabel for his big show of confidence.

Mariota hit Davis with a 10-yard touchdown pass with 5 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Titans beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 on Sunday for their best start since 2013.

''He believes in us, believes we can go get that first down and go win the game,'' Mariota said of Vrabel letting the offense go for a third fourth down on the final drive. ''When you have a head coach that believes in you, man that means the world.''

Succop was lining up for a 50-yard attempt when Vrabel took the timeout. Only 17 seconds remained with the Titans facing third-and-goal when Mariota finally ended the game after 3 hours, 36 minutes.

''I got my heart pills coming,'' Vrabel joked. ''I got a prescription, a big bottle. But I'm just proud of them being able to execute in the most critical of situations.''

The Titans trailed by 14 in the third quarter before rallying for the lead. They also trailed 23-20 in overtime before coming back again behind Mariota, who in his first start since being knocked out of the season opener with an injured elbow threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns while also running for a score.

On the game-winning drive, the Titans converted three fourth downs, one by penalty. Mariota hit Taywan Taylor with a 19-yarder on fourth-and-15, and Mariota found a wide-open Dion Lewis on fourth-and-2 for a 17-yard gain. Mariota lofted the ball a bit knowing Davis would have room in the end zone for his first TD catch in the regular season.

''I got tackled by a bunch of teammates, but it felt good,'' said Davis, who finished with 161 yards receiving.

The Titans (3-1) also came up with four sacks. Rookie Harold Landry got his first and also stripped Carson Wentz of the ball within the first minute of the fourth quarter, setting up the second of Succop's two field goals.

The Eagles (2-2) had their chances to win both at the end of regulation and in overtime but were forced to settle for a pair of field goals by Jake Elliott.

''This hurts,'' Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. ''This stings. Losses like this sting, and it's something we use as fuel for our emotion moving forward.''

Philadelphia had three chances inside the Tennessee 20 to win in regulation after DeAndre Carter returned a punt 42 yards to the Titans 39 with 1:41 left, but Wentz threw incomplete on first and third down. Elliott kicked a 30-yarder to force overtime.

In the extra period, the Eagles had first-and-10 at the Tennessee 17 but had to settle for a 37-yard field goal by Elliott for the lead.

The Eagles led 10-3 at halftime and 17-3 after a masterful drive that ate up more than 7 minutes of the third quarter before Wentz hit receiver Alshon Jeffery with a 16-yard TD .

Mariota finally got the Titans' offense going after just two offensive touchdowns through the first three games. He capped a 75-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run to pull Tennessee within 17-10 late in the third, and he hit Tajae Sharpe with an 11-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles outgained Tennessee 432-397 with Wentz throwing for 348 yards. Jeffery finished with 105 yards receiving and a TD, and Zach Ertz had 10 catches for 112 yards.

WHY PLAY FOR A TIE?

''I don't know the point of having a tie in the NFL,'' Titans cornerback Logan Ryan said. ''I don't know what it really does for the standings. I don't know who feels good about it. It probably feels like a loss. We were comfortable with the decision no matter how it went down. That puts a lot of trust in your quarterback and your offense right there.''

CAPTAIN COMEBACK

Mariota had his sixth game-winning drive since the start of the 2017 season, not counting his playoff comeback in January. Mariota had been tied with Case Keenum coming into Sunday with five in that span. Mariota now has 11 such drives in his career for the Titans.

INJURIES

Eagles: Right guard Brandon Brooks limped to the sideline late in the fourth quarter.

Titans: Linebacker Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee's leading tackler, hurt his shoulder in the first quarter and did not return. Safety Kenny Vaccaro went to the locker room with trainers late in the first half with an injured right elbow and watched the second half with his arm in a sling on the sideline.

UP NEXT

Eagles: Host Minnesota.

Titans: Visit Buffalo.

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Key Players
C. Wentz 11 QB
348 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 8 RuYds
23
FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
344 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 46 RuYds, RuTD
33
FPTS
Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 0:17
M.Mariota pass short right to C.Davis for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
16
plays
75
yds
6:14
pos
23
26
Field Goal 6:23
J.Elliott 37 yard field goal is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
9
plays
56
yds
3:41
pos
23
20
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:21
J.Elliott 30 yard field goal is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
6
plays
27
yds
1:25
pos
20
20
Point After TD 5:01
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
17
20
Touchdown 5:01
M.Mariota pass short right to T.Sharpe for 11 yards TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
75
yds
2:54
pos
17
19
Field Goal 9:22
R.Succop 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
8
plays
20
yds
4:45
pos
17
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:51
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
17
10
Touchdown 2:51
M.Mariota scrambles left end for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
4:45
pos
17
9
Point After TD 7:36
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
17
3
Touchdown 7:36
C.Wentz pass deep right to A.Jeffery for 16 yards TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
75
yds
7:24
pos
16
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:03
J.Elliott 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
4
plays
8
yds
00:26
pos
10
3
Point After TD 4:04
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 4:04
C.Wentz pass deep left to J.Matthews for 56 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
97
yds
4:52
pos
6
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 11:26
R.Succop 42 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
8
plays
51
yds
3:38
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 29:32 30:28
1st Downs 25 22
Rushing 6 3
Passing 18 16
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 5-15 5-16
4th Down Conv 0-0 3-3
Total Net Yards 432 397
Total Plays 76 68
Avg Gain 5.7 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 117 70
Rush Attempts 22 22
Avg Rush Yards 5.3 3.2
Net Yards Passing 315 327
Comp. - Att. 33-50 30-43
Yards Per Pass 6.3 7.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-33 3-17
Penalties - Yards 8-77 4-30
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-40.0 5-38.4
Return Yards 42 8
Punts - Returns 2-42 2-8
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 3/3 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-4 -25% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 3-3 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Eagles 2-2 01073323
Titans 3-1 30710626
315 PASS YDS 327
117 RUSH YDS 70
432 TOTAL YDS 397
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Wentz 11 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66% 348 2 0 99.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 603 3 1 93.2
C. Wentz 33/50 348 2 0 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Ajayi 26 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 155 3
J. Ajayi 15 70 0 15 8
W. Smallwood 28 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 123 1
W. Smallwood 5 39 0 15 4
C. Wentz 11 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
C. Wentz 2 8 0 6 23
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Ertz 86 TE
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 10 112 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 327 0
Z. Ertz 14 10 112 0 24 11
A. Jeffery 17 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 8 105 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 105 1
A. Jeffery 9 8 105 1 31 16
J. Matthews 80 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 77 1
J. Matthews 3 1 56 1 56 11
N. Agholor 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 5 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 167 1
N. Agholor 12 5 22 0 10 2
W. Smallwood 28 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 52 0
W. Smallwood 5 3 15 0 11 4
K. Aiken 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 53 0
K. Aiken 1 1 14 0 14 1
D. Goedert 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 90 1
D. Goedert 2 2 13 0 10 1
J. Ajayi 26 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 15 0
J. Ajayi 4 3 11 0 12 8
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Graham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
C. Graham 8-1 0.0 0 0
R. Darby 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-1 1 0.0
R. Darby 8-0 0.0 0 0
J. Hicks 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-6 0 1.0
J. Hicks 6-1 0.0 0 0
M. Jenkins 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-4 0 0.0
M. Jenkins 5-2 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-7 0 1.0
N. Bradham 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. Mills 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-1 0 0.0
J. Mills 3-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
H. Ngata 3-1 1.0 0 0
K. Grugier-Hill 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
K. Grugier-Hill 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Jones 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
S. Jones 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Graham 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
B. Graham 2-2 0.0 0 0
F. Cox 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 3.0
F. Cox 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Barnett 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 2.0
D. Barnett 2-1 1.0 0 0
B. Brooks 79 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Brooks 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Reynolds 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
L. Reynolds 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Bennett 77 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
M. Bennett 1-0 1.0 0 0
A. Maddox 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
A. Maddox 0-0 0.0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Elliott 4 K
11
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
6/8 8/8
J. Elliott 3/3 37 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Johnston 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 51.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 51.5 6
C. Johnston 6 51.3 2 68
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Carter 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 42 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 42 0
D. Carter 2 21.0 42 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
33
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.8% 344 2 1 99.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.2% 547 2 3 79.3
M. Mariota 30/43 344 2 1 33
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
33
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 46 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 112 1
M. Mariota 10 46 1 17 33
D. Henry 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
54 163 0
D. Henry 8 24 0 14 2
D. Lewis 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 143 1
D. Lewis 4 0 0 2 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Davis 84 WR
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
15 9 161 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 312 1
C. Davis 15 9 161 1 51 22
T. Taylor 13 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 77 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 139 1
T. Taylor 9 7 77 0 19 7
D. Lewis 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 9 66 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 116 0
D. Lewis 9 9 66 0 17 6
T. Sharpe 19 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 27 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 58 1
T. Sharpe 3 2 27 1 16 8
D. Henry 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 12 0
D. Henry 2 2 7 0 13 2
D. Jennings 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 13 0
D. Jennings 2 1 6 0 6 0
J. Smith 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 21 0
J. Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Butler 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-2 1 1.0
M. Butler 9-1 1.0 0 1
K. Byard 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 0.0
K. Byard 9-2 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-7 0 1.0
J. Brown 6-4 1.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 0 1.0
L. Ryan 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-0 1 0.0
A. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Lewis 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Lewis 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-7 0 3.0
J. Casey 3-2 0.0 0 0
H. Landry 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
H. Landry 3-1 1.0 0 1
W. Compton 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
W. Compton 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Finch 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
S. Finch 2-0 1.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
B. Orakpo 2-1 0.0 0 1
W. Woodyard 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 0 1.0
W. Woodyard 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Kern 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Logan 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
B. Logan 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Taylor 13 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Evans 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
R. Evans 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Brinkley 48 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
B. Brinkley 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
D. Morgan 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Vaccaro 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 1 1.0
K. Vaccaro 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
9/10 6/6
R. Succop 2/2 42 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 50.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 48.7 10
B. Kern 5 50.8 2 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Williams 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 4.0 8 0
N. Williams 2 4.0 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:22 PHI 25 2:13 6 28 Punt
7:16 PHI 20 2:24 4 6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 PHI 5 2:57 7 47 Punt
8:56 PHI 3 4:52 8 97 TD
2:22 PHI 14 1:41 8 34 Punt
0:26 TEN 17 0:26 4 8 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PHI 25 7:24 12 75 TD
2:51 PHI 25 3:48 7 10 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:18 PHI 25 1:23 3 4 Punt
5:01 PHI 25 2:11 5 17 Punt
1:41 TEN 39 1:25 6 27 FG
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:00 PHI 25 3:41 9 56 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 3:38 8 51 FG
9:09 TEN 20 1:52 4 22 Punt
4:53 TEN 7 5:03 8 40 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:53 TEN 11 2:57 5 37 Punt
4:04 TEN 25 1:42 3 3 Punt
0:41 TEN 20 0:15 1 0 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:36 TEN 25 4:45 8 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:03 PHI 35 4:45 8 20 FG
7:54 TEN 25 2:54 5 75 TD
2:50 TEN 20 1:09 3 7 Punt
0:16 TEN 25 0:16 1 -1 Half
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:19 TEN 25 6:14 16 75 TD