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Titans shake off ugly start, rally to edge Jets 26-22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans could not have started much uglier.

They sure showed they can finish.

Mariota threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis with 36 seconds left, and the Tennessee Titans rallied from a 16-point deficit and beat the New York Jets 26-22 on Sunday.

The Titans (6-6) snapped a two-game skid to keep themselves on the fringes of the AFC playoff chase. Mariota, who had an interception returned for a touchdown in the first quarter, notched the 12th game-winning drive of his career and eighth since the start of the 2017 season.

''Marcus isn't going to be the guy giving pep talks,'' Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of his quarterback. ''He's very calm, cool, collected. He takes control of the huddle, and you can see him in the most critical situations he's at his best. And so that's great to see.''

The Jets (3-9) had one last chance to snap their own losing streak, but Malcolm Butler intercepted Josh McCown's pass with 21 seconds left to seal Tennessee's victory and the Jets' collapse. New York now has lost six straight with this latest loss leaving Jets coach Todd Bowles ''fuming.''

''Dumb mistakes at dumb times cost us ballgames, and that's why we're in the position we're in,'' Bowles said.

Mariota looked nothing like the quarterback who turned in the second-best single-game performance in NFL history last week completing 95.7 percent of his passes in a loss at Houston. Home fans booed early and often as Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson got only his second interception this season and ran it back 31 yards for an early TD and a 10-0 lead.

It was the Jets' first takeaway after the franchise tied a league record for futility for not forcing a turnover in five straight games. The Jets also sacked Mariota three times.

Mariota threw for 220 of his 282 yards in the second half. He also led the Titans with 43 yards rushing, including a 25-yard scramble on the game-winning drive where he recovered his own fumble at the end.

''Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, and I got lucky,'' Mariota said.

A facemask penalty on Johnson during the play added to the end, and Mariota hit Anthony Firkser for 25 yards. Three plays later, he found Davis who ran in for the TD and the Titans' first lead of the game.

McCown started his third straight with Sam Darnold still limited with an injured foot, and the 39-year-old veteran threw for only 128 yards as the Titans outgained the Jets 403-280 in total offense.

New York led 22-13 on Jason Myers' fifth and final field goal, a 39-yarder with 26 seconds left in the third quarter.

''You can't do that,'' McCown said. ''You've got to get seven points when you're down there, and we didn't do that. And yeah, if you do that too much in the NFL, it will come back to get you, and it certainly did us today.''

The Titans had their chances to avoid the dramatic ending with first-and-goal on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter only to settle for a pair of field goals by Ryan Succop. The Titans forced the Jets to punt with 1:46 left and found themselves starting at their own 14 to set up the game-winning drive.

SPECIAL INDEED

The Jets got production from across the board on special teams. Kevin Pierre-Louis blocked a punt in the second quarter to set up Myers' third field goal, and Henry Anderson blocked Succop's extra-point attempt inside the final minute of the first half. Andre Roberts opened the third quarter with a 61-yard kickoff return.

FLAG FEST

The Jets were flagged 11 times for 96 yards, including three times on the Titans' final drive with one offsetting. The Titans, who came in as the NFL's least penalized team, had eight for 75 yards.

INJURIES

Jets O-lineman Spencer Long had an illness, so Dakota Dozier started at LG in his place. ... Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne hurt a shoulder, but returned.

UP NEXT

Jets: Visit Buffalo next Sunday.

Titans: Host Jacksonville on Thursday night.

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Key Players
I. Crowell 20 RB
98 RuYds, 9 ReYds, 4 RECs
9
FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
282 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 42 RuYds
25
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:36
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
22
26
Touchdown 0:36
M.Mariota pass short right to C.Davis for 11 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
86
yds
1:10
pos
22
25
Field Goal 5:44
R.Succop 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
5
plays
50
yds
1:43
pos
22
19
Field Goal 9:33
R.Succop 24 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
8
plays
58
yds
4:08
pos
22
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:31
J.Myers 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
15
plays
55
yds
7:18
pos
22
13
Point After TD 7:44
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
19
13
Touchdown 7:44
D.Henry up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
2:55
pos
19
12
Field Goal 10:43
J.Myers 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
6
plays
39
yds
2:28
pos
19
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 0:57
R.Succop extra point is Blocked (H.Anderson) Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. T.Brooks recovered the blocked kick. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
16
6
Touchdown 0:57
M.Mariota pass short left to A.Firkser for 12 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
68
yds
1:54
pos
16
6
Field Goal 2:56
J.Myers 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
4
plays
-7
yds
2:11
pos
16
0
Field Goal 11:45
J.Myers 34 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
14
plays
59
yds
6:51
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:59
J.Myers extra point is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
plays
yds
pos
10
0
Touchdown 8:09
M.Mariota pass short right intended for C.Batson INTERCEPTED by T.Johnson [H.Anderson] at TEN 31. T.Johnson for 31 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
9
0
Field Goal 9:40
J.Myers 54 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
8
plays
25
yds
3:43
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 33:22 26:38
1st Downs 15 22
Rushing 6 6
Passing 8 11
Penalty 1 5
3rd Down Conv 3-14 1-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 280 403
Total Plays 65 60
Avg Gain 4.3 6.7
Net Yards Rushing 156 130
Rush Attempts 33 22
Avg Rush Yards 4.7 5.9
Net Yards Passing 124 273
Comp. - Att. 17-30 20-35
Yards Per Pass 4.1 7.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-4 3-9
Penalties - Yards 11-96 8-75
Touchdowns 0 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-37.8 7-34.6
Return Yards 86 35
Punts - Returns 1-4 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-82 1-35
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 6/6 4/5
Extra Points 1/1 2/3
Field Goals 5/5 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-3 -0% 3-5 -60%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-3 -33%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Jets 3-9 1066022
Titans 6-6 0671326
124 PASS YDS 273
156 RUSH YDS 130
280 TOTAL YDS 403
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. McCown 15 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.7% 128 0 1 53.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55% 539 1 4 56.3
J. McCown 17/30 128 0 1 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Crowell 20 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 98 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
141 680 6
I. Crowell 21 98 0 27 9
E. McGuire 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 98 0
E. McGuire 6 19 0 7 1
A. Roberts 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 20 0
A. Roberts 1 18 0 18 2
T. Cannon 40 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 77 0
T. Cannon 4 18 0 8 1
J. McCown 15 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 32 0
J. McCown 1 3 0 3 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Anderson 11 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 416 3
R. Anderson 7 4 48 0 16 4
C. Herndon 89 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 345 3
C. Herndon 6 2 31 0 20 3
J. Leggett 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 77 1
J. Leggett 2 2 18 0 10 1
A. Roberts 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 35 0
A. Roberts 1 1 10 0 10 2
Q. Enunwa 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 427 1
Q. Enunwa 6 2 9 0 7 0
I. Crowell 20 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 150 0
I. Crowell 5 4 9 0 7 9
T. Cannon 40 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 111 0
T. Cannon 1 1 7 0 7 1
E. McGuire 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 -4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 67 0
E. McGuire 2 1 -4 0 -4 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Adams 33 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
67-21 1 2.0
J. Adams 10-1 1.0 0 1
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-34 1 3.0
A. Williamson 5-4 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-10 0 6.0
J. Jenkins 4-0 1.0 0 0
M. Claiborne 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-11 2 0.0
M. Claiborne 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lee 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-32 3 0.0
D. Lee 3-5 0.0 0 0
D. Roberts 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-5 1 0.0
D. Roberts 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Johnson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-2 2 0.0
T. Johnson 3-0 0.0 1 0
R. Robinson 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Pennel 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-7 0 0.0
M. Pennel 1-2 0.0 0 0
F. Luvu 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 2.0
F. Luvu 1-1 1.0 0 0
B. Copeland 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-8 0 3.0
B. Copeland 0-2 0.0 0 0
H. Anderson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-10 0 2.0
H. Anderson 0-1 0.0 0 0
N. Shepherd 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-10 0 0.0
N. Shepherd 0-1 0.0 0 0
L. Williams 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-11 0 3.0
L. Williams 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Myers 2 K
16
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
5/5 1/1
SEASON FG XP
28/30 21/22
J. Myers 5/5 54 1/1 16
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 44.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
66 46.0 17
L. Edwards 6 44.5 1 67
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 41.0 59 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 25.6 59 0
A. Roberts 2 41.0 59 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 15.3 78 1
A. Roberts 1 4.0 4 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 282 2 1 90.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.6% 2168 11 7 95.0
M. Mariota 20/35 282 2 1 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
58 325 2
M. Mariota 5 42 0 27 25
D. Henry 22 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 40 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
128 474 5
D. Henry 10 40 1 12 10
D. Lewis 33 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
135 464 1
D. Lewis 6 36 0 11 3
C. Davis 84 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 54 0
C. Davis 1 12 0 12 11
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Taylor 13 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 104 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 318 1
T. Taylor 5 3 104 0 55 10
T. Sharpe 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 310 2
T. Sharpe 6 3 51 0 28 5
C. Davis 84 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 42 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 744 4
C. Davis 7 3 42 1 22 11
A. Firkser 86 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 42 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 174 1
A. Firkser 3 3 42 1 25 10
J. Smith 81 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 258 3
J. Smith 3 2 29 0 18 2
C. Batson 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 82 0
C. Batson 2 1 7 0 7 0
D. Henry 22 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 78 0
D. Henry 2 2 5 0 4 10
M. Pruitt 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 36 0
M. Pruitt 1 1 4 0 4 0
D. Jennings 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 55 0
D. Jennings 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Lewis 33 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 45 309 1
D. Lewis 3 2 -2 0 2 3
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-1 2 0.0
A. Jackson 7-0 0.0 0 0
R. Evans 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-11 0 0.0
R. Evans 6-2 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-23 0 6.0
J. Brown 4-1 1.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-20 0 2.0
L. Ryan 4-2 0.0 0 0
M. Butler 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-7 2 1.0
M. Butler 3-3 0.0 1 0
J. Casey 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-17 0 5.0
J. Casey 3-1 1.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
D. Morgan 3-0 0.0 0 0
H. Landry 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-15 0 2.0
H. Landry 3-3 0.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-19 2 0.0
K. Byard 2-3 0.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
L. Sims 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Finch 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-5 0 1.0
S. Finch 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-29 0 3.0
W. Woodyard 1-6 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-11 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Logan 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
B. Logan 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Vaccaro 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-13 1 2.0
K. Vaccaro 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-7 0 1.0
A. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
21/24 20/21
R. Succop 2/2 33 2/3 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 44.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 47.4 23
B. Kern 6 44.3 1 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Jennings 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 35.0 35 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 34.8 94 1
D. Jennings 1 35.0 35 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:18 NYJ 39 3:43 8 25 FG
3:32 NYJ 25 6:51 14 59 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:21 NYJ 20 2:04 3 8 Punt
5:01 TEN 18 2:11 4 -7 FG
0:57 NYJ 25 0:57 2 -3 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 40 1:13 3 2 Punt
13:07 NYJ 40 2:28 6 39 FG
7:44 NYJ 24 7:18 15 55 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:38 NYJ 10 1:01 3 2 Punt
9:29 NYJ 25 2:07 3 4 Punt
5:39 NYJ 25 1:46 3 8 Punt
3:13 NYJ 22 1:27 4 18 Punt
0:36 NYJ 25 0:16 2 20 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 1:42 3 -4 Punt
9:35 TEN 25 1:36 3 6 INT
7:59 TEN 25 4:27 5 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:41 TEN 25 3:20 6 25 Punt
6:17 TEN 36 1:15 3 -10 Punt BLK
2:51 TEN 32 1:54 6 68 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:47 TEN 20 0:40 3 4 Punt
10:39 TEN 25 2:55 6 75 TD
0:26 TEN 25 0:48 4 25 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 TEN 36 4:08 8 58 FG
7:22 TEN 35 1:43 5 50 FG
3:53 TEN 20 0:40 3 5 Punt
1:46 TEN 14 1:10 6 86 TD
0:20 TEN 11 0:20 1 -1 Game