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Gabbert keeps Titans' hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans finally have a victory in a game where quarterback Marcus Mariota left injured, and Blaine Gabbert did much more than just win.

Gabbert kept the Titans' playoff hopes alive.

The veteran threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and the Titans rallied to beat the Washington Redskins 25-16 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

''I don't know,'' Gabbert said when asked if this was the biggest win of his eight-year career with four teams. ''It was a fun win. We got a big game next week.''

The victory was Tennessee's first in the seven career games that Mariota has left with an injury.

Coming off the bench for the third time this season, Gabbert threw for 101 yards after the Redskins knocked Mariota out of the game late in the first half with a stinger. Gabbert hit Taywan Taylor for 35 yards to jump-start the winning drive, Derrick Henry ran four times for 33 yards, his last an 18-yarder to the 2. Gabbert then hit Pruitt at the back of the end zone.

The Titans (9-6) must beat Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts and have either Baltimore or Pittsburgh lose once to earn the AFC's second wild-card spot for a second consecutive playoff berth.

''The only scenario that any of us are smart enough to worry about is us preparing to win and ultimately win, and that's all we can do right now,'' first-year Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.

Safety Kevin Byard intercepted Josh Johnson's pass on third-and-3 with 1:17 left. Then Malcolm Butler picked off a pass as time expired and ran 56 yards for an emphatic TD.

The Redskins (7-8) have lost five of six, and coach Jay Gruden said they couldn't ask for anything more from quarterback Josh Johnson, who came off his couch only weeks ago. Washington needs losses by Minnesota and Seattle to avoid being eliminated.

''I'm just very proud and sick for the way it ended for him tonight because he really just played (great), displayed great courage, leadership all in three weeks,'' Gruden said. ''I hate for him to be judged on that one pass (Byard's interception), but overall just very, very proud of the way he came in here and led this team.''

Mariota had thrown for 110 yards when sacked with 48 seconds left in the first half by defensive end Jonathan Allen. His right, throwing shoulder and arm were examined, then he walked to the locker room and was replaced by Gabbert.

The stinger is the same injury that knocked him out of Tennessee's loss Nov. 18 at Indianapolis. He also was knocked out of the season opener with an elbow injury that cost him a start. Vrabel said Mariota was still being evaluated after the game.

Byard said the Titans have full trust in Gabbert.

''It's really no panic on the sideline,'' Byard said.

Henry finished with 84 yards and a TD on 21 carries.

Johnson threw for 153 yards and a TD. Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 50, 40 and 46 yards, and Washington finished with three sacks.

The fourth quarterback to start this season for Washington this season, Johnson drove the Redskins on the NFL's second-longest drive this season, taking the ball with 26 seconds left in the first quarter and then eating up 10:58 off the clock, going 93 yards over 17 plays. Johnson capped the drive with a 7-yard TD pass to Michael Floyd for a 10-6 lead.

INJURIES

With Washington already thin at guard, guard Zac Kerin hurt a knee on the Redskins' second drive of the game but was able to return. Redskins defensive end Matt Ioannidis hurt a hamstring.

Titans Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey aggravated a knee that kept him out of practice all week with 4:21 left.

PETERSON'S MARKS

Adrian Peterson ran for 119 yards for Washington. That put him over 1,000 yards for the season for the first time since 2015 and made him the 12th player in NFL history with eight or more seasons with 1,000 yards rushing. None of that mattered with the loss.

''Hopefully, I'll appreciate it after Christmas, but for the time being, you know, I play this game to win and to have an opportunity to win a championship,'' Peterson said. ''Falling short of having that opportunity is weighing heavy on my heart right now. I'm just going to let this one sink in and bounce back and finish the season off on the right note.''

UP NEXT

Redskins: Host Philadelphia.

Titans: Host Indianapolis.

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Key Players
A. Peterson 26 RB
119 RuYds, 8 ReYds, REC
11
FPTS
D. Henry 22 RB
84 RuYds, RuTD, 8 ReYds, REC
14
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 0:06
J.Johnson pass deep left intended for J.Doctson INTERCEPTED by M.Butler at TEN 44. M.Butler for 56 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
16
25
Point After TD 4:30
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
16
19
Touchdown 4:30
B.Gabbert pass short right to M.Pruitt for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
3:39
pos
16
18
Field Goal 8:14
D.Hopkins 46 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.East Holder-T.Way.
12
plays
47
yds
6:46
pos
16
12
Field Goal 15:00
R.Succop 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
10
plays
60
yds
5:02
pos
13
12
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:01
D.Hopkins 40 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.East Holder-T.Way.
11
plays
64
yds
5:18
pos
13
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:01
R.Succop 42 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
13
plays
51
yds
4:28
pos
10
9
Point After TD 4:28
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-A.East Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
10
6
Touchdown 4:28
J.Johnson pass short left to M.Floyd for 7 yards TOUCHDOWN.
17
plays
93
yds
10:58
pos
9
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 5:37
R.Succop extra point is No Good Wide Left Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
3
6
Touchdown 5:37
D.Henry left end for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
69
yds
6:32
pos
3
6
Field Goal 12:14
D.Hopkins 50 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.East Holder-T.Way.
7
plays
40
yds
2:51
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 33:03 26:57
1st Downs 17 20
Rushing 7 8
Passing 9 11
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 8-14 5-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 292 291
Total Plays 59 55
Avg Gain 4.9 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 161 99
Rush Attempts 34 27
Avg Rush Yards 4.7 3.7
Net Yards Passing 131 192
Comp. - Att. 13-23 17-25
Yards Per Pass 5.7 7.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-22 3-19
Penalties - Yards 8-49 2-10
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 2-45.5 4-42.3
Return Yards 28 47
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-16
Kickoffs - Returns 1-28 1-31
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-0
Kicking 4/4 3/4
Extra Points 1/1 1/2
Field Goals 3/3 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 2-2 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Redskins 7-8 373316
Titans 9-6 6301625
131 PASS YDS 192
161 RUSH YDS 99
292 TOTAL YDS 291
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Johnson 8 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 153 1 2 55.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 499 3 3 82.7
J. Johnson 13/23 153 1 2 10
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 119 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
247 1042 7
A. Peterson 26 119 0 13 11
J. Johnson 8 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 116 1
J. Johnson 4 22 0 16 10
C. Thompson 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 168 0
C. Thompson 4 20 0 15 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Crowder 80 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 78 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 381 2
J. Crowder 7 5 78 0 30 7
J. Doctson 18 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 499 2
J. Doctson 6 3 30 0 22 3
J. Sprinkle 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 41 1
J. Sprinkle 3 2 22 0 15 2
A. Peterson 26 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 208 1
A. Peterson 2 1 8 0 8 11
C. Thompson 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 254 1
C. Thompson 1 1 8 0 8 2
M. Floyd 17 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 85 1
M. Floyd 3 1 7 1 7 6
B. Marshall 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 30 0
B. Marshall 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Clinton-Dix 20 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
75-11 3 1.0
H. Clinton-Dix 7-1 0.0 0 0
G. Stroman 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-6 1 0.0
G. Stroman 5-0 0.0 0 0
S. Hamilton 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 0.0
S. Hamilton 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-22 3 0.0
J. Norman 4-1 0.0 0 0
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
75-48 2 1.0
M. Foster 4-5 1.0 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-24 0 8.0
J. Allen 3-1 1.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-11 4 1.0
D. Swearinger 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-21 0 5.0
D. Payne 2-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-25 0 1.0
Z. Brown 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.0
D. Everett 2-1 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-22 1 4.0
P. Smith 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-8 0 7.0
M. Ioannidis 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. McPhee 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
P. McPhee 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-13 0 12.0
R. Kerrigan 1-0 1.0 0 0
T. Settle 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
T. Settle 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-19 1 0.0
F. Moreau 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-11 0 2.0
R. Anderson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
26/29 25/26
D. Hopkins 3/3 50 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 53.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
74 45.4 39
T. Way 2 53.5 0 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Marshall 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 28.0 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 19.7 28 0
B. Marshall 1 28.0 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.9% 110 0 0 101.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.9% 2528 11 8 92.3
M. Mariota 10/13 110 0 0 4
B. Gabbert 7 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.6% 101 1 0 123.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.7% 461 3 2 80.8
B. Gabbert 7/11 101 1 0 10
D. Henry 22 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 14 0 0 77.1
D. Henry 0/1 0 0 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Henry 22 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 84 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
199 966 12
D. Henry 21 84 1 18 14
M. Mariota 8 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 357 2
M. Mariota 1 7 0 7 4
D. Lewis 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
155 517 1
D. Lewis 3 5 0 3 2
D. Jennings 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
D. Jennings 1 2 0 2 2
C. Davis 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 55 0
C. Davis 1 1 0 1 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Taylor 13 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 64 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 458 1
T. Taylor 3 3 64 0 35 6
C. Davis 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 60 843 4
C. Davis 5 3 45 0 16 4
D. Jennings 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 84 0
D. Jennings 3 3 29 0 14 2
M. Pruitt 85 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 29 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 76 1
M. Pruitt 3 2 29 1 27 8
D. Lewis 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 56 377 1
D. Lewis 4 3 20 0 18 2
A. Firkser 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 217 1
A. Firkser 3 2 16 0 12 1
D. Henry 22 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 86 0
D. Henry 1 1 8 0 8 14
L. Stocker 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 143 1
L. Stocker 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Brown 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-30 0 6.0
J. Brown 6-3 0.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-24 4 2.0
K. Byard 6-3 0.0 1 0
M. Butler 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-8 3 1.0
M. Butler 5-0 0.0 1 0
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-40 0 4.0
W. Woodyard 5-5 1.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 0.0
L. Sims 3-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-6 2 0.0
A. Jackson 3-2 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 1.0
A. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Evans 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-17 0 0.0
R. Evans 2-4 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-6 0 0.0
D. Morgan 2-1 0.0 0 0
K. Vaccaro 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-15 1 2.0
K. Vaccaro 1-1 0.0 0 0
H. Landry 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-19 0 3.0
H. Landry 1-2 1.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-14 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-26 0 7.0
J. Casey 1-3 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/2
SEASON FG XP
25/29 26/29
R. Succop 2/2 42 1/2 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.3 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
68 47.2 33
B. Kern 4 42.3 4 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Jennings 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 31.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 33.8 94 1
D. Jennings 1 31.0 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 9.9 26 0
A. Jackson 1 16.0 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 28 2:51 7 40 FG
5:37 WAS 25 2:05 3 5 Punt
0:26 WAS 7 10:58 17 93 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:11 WAS 7 1:38 3 3 Punt
10:15 WAS 14 5:18 11 64 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 WAS 25 6:46 12 47 FG
4:30 WAS 25 3:13 7 31 INT
0:14 WAS 15 0:14 2 0 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:09 TEN 31 6:32 11 69 TD
3:32 TEN 30 3:06 6 23 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:28 TEN 25 4:28 13 51 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 1:49 4 19 Punt
11:33 TEN 49 1:18 3 7 Punt
4:57 TEN 25 5:02 10 60 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:09 TEN 25 3:39 7 75 TD
1:17 TEN 28 1:03 3 7 Punt