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Murray, Titans run to early lead, hold off Broncos 13-10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A year ago, the Tennessee Titans lost their way in the race for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Now they find themselves tied atop the AFC South and coming off a very big upset of the defending Super Bowl champions.

DeMarco Murray ran for 92 yards and a touchdown, and the Titans held on to beat the Denver Broncos 13-10 Sunday and keep a piece of the lead in their division.

''We're definitely a team that's on the rise,'' Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo said.

With the win, the Titans (7-6) also climbed above .500 for the first time all season. They are tied atop the AFC South with Houston, a 22-17 winner over Indianapolis. Tennessee hosts Houston in the regular-season finale Jan. 1.

''All it does is just reconfirm what we're doing, that we can play with anybody in this league,'' Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.

The Titans came in with the NFL's third-best rushing offense and the AFC's top runner in Murray, and they ran right over a Denver defense that came in 28th in that category. By halftime, the Titans led 13-0 having run 26 times for 138 yards - the second-most rushes by any team in the first half this season and most allowed in the first half by Denver since 2014.

Tennessee then had to hold on as Trevor Siemian tried to rally Denver (8-5) despite a sprained left foot that kept him out last week. He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders with 9:58 left and drove the Broncos to first-and-goal at the Tennessee 7 before rookie Aaron Wallace sacked him.

Coach Gary Kubiak settled for a 34-yard field goal by Brandon McManus on fourth-and-goal at the 16 with 4:28 left.

Siemian was driving the Broncos again when A.J. Derby fumbled after a catch. Safety Daimion Stafford recovered with 53 seconds left, and the Titans finished off their biggest win in years.

''We had our chances down the stretch and we didn't make the plays, but the start sure as heck didn't help us,'' Siemian said.

DROUGHT ENDED

Siemian threw for 334 yards and finally helped a team that leads the NFL in three-and-outs snap an 0-of-17 drought on third down conversions late in the third quarter. Siemian found Demaryius Thomas on third-and-14 with a 15-yard pass.

MARIOTA'S DAY

Marcus Mariota, taken by Tennessee the second overall selection in 2015 after Tampa Bay drafted Jameis Winston, threw for only 88 yards for his worst game passing in his two-year career in a game he finished. He did become the first Titans quarterback with at least 3,000 yards passing in a season since Matt Hasselbeck in 2011. Mariota also ran eight times for 38 yards.

Denver outgained Tennessee 348-253, but the Titans held the ball for more than 32 minutes.

''We completed enough to win the game, and that's all you can really ask for,'' Mariota said.

FOURTH-DOWN TRICKERY

Broncos rookie punter Riley Dixon passed to Cody Latimer on fourth-and-2 late in the third quarter for 14 yards. But the Titans took over on downs after Denver had first-and-goal at the 4 after Siemian's big pass to Thomas. Titans rookie cornerback LeShaun Sims helped break up a pass on third down, and Siemian threw incomplete on fourth down at the start of the fourth quarter.

OOPS

Denver picked up running back Justin Forsett off waivers Monday to help a banged-up unit, and he got the first carry of the game on the Broncos' second possession. Forsett picked up 9 yards before Titans safety Rashad Johnson poked the ball out with cornerback Jason McCourty recovering. Tennessee took a 10-0 lead when Ryan Succop kicked a 53-yard field goal. Succop added a 41-yarder in the second quarter.

SCUFFLING

Denver cornerback Aqib Talib was flagged for unnecessary roughness after tangling with Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas on the Tennessee sideline late in the second quarter. Talib was angry at Douglas for his low block on Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on the previous play that left Harris on the ground for a couple minutes. The penalty came during a 19-play, 74-yard drive by Tennessee that took 8:04 off the clock.

''Man, that was so illegal,'' Harris said of Douglas' hit. ''I've never had a player just try to end my career like that. That was dirty. He should be fined.''

UP NEXT

Broncos: Host Patriots on Dec. 18

Titans: at Chiefs on Dec. 18

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Key Players
T. Siemian 13 QB
334 PaYds, PaTD
19
FPTS
D. Murray 29 RB
92 RuYds, RuTD
15
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:28
B.McManus 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Gafford, Holder-R.Dixon.
11
plays
39
yds
4:27
pos
10
13
Point After TD 9:58
B.McManus extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Gafford, Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
7
13
Touchdown 9:58
T.Siemian pass short left to E.Sanders for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on DEN-E.Sanders, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards, enforced between downs.
5
plays
26
yds
2:36
pos
6
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:27
R.Succop 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
19
plays
74
yds
8:04
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:48
R.Succop 53 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
4
plays
5
yds
1:00
pos
0
10
Point After TD 7:29
R.Succop extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:29
D.Murray left tackle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
70
yds
6:06
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:33 32:27
1st Downs 19 16
Rushing 0 11
Passing 19 4
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 3-11 6-16
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 348 253
Total Plays 64 65
Avg Gain 5.4 3.9
Net Yards Rushing 18 180
Rush Attempts 9 42
Avg Rush Yards 2.0 4.3
Net Yards Passing 330 73
Comp. - Att. 36-52 6-21
Yards Per Pass 6.3 3.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-20 2-15
Penalties - Yards 9-87 5-55
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-41.4 7-44.0
Return Yards 21 54
Punts - Returns 2-21 1-17
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-37
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 3/3
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Broncos 8-5 0001010
Titans 7-6 1030013
330 PASS YDS 73
18 RUSH YDS 180
348 TOTAL YDS 253
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Siemian 13 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.6% 334 1 0 93.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.2% 2730 16 7 89.7
T. Siemian 35/51 334 1 0 19
R. Dixon 9 P
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 16 0 0 118.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 16 0 0 118.8
R. Dixon 1/1 16 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Forsett 20 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 153 0
J. Forsett 6 17 0 9 0
D. Booker 23 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
149 511 3
D. Booker 3 1 0 1 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Thomas 88 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
16 10 126 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 76 925 5
D. Thomas 16 10 126 0 34 12
E. Sanders 10 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 11 100 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 75 958 5
E. Sanders 14 11 100 1 17 16
A. Derby 83 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 57 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 125 0
A. Derby 5 5 57 0 17 3
J. Taylor 87 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 127 2
J. Taylor 4 3 18 0 15 1
J. Forsett 20 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 69 0
J. Forsett 3 3 18 0 11 0
C. Latimer 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 48 0
C. Latimer 2 1 16 0 16 1
D. Booker 23 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 153 0
D. Booker 2 2 10 0 6 1
B. Fowler 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 140 2
B. Fowler 4 1 5 0 5 0
V. Green 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 211 0
V. Green 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
V. Miller 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-12 0 13.5
V. Miller 6-1 0.0 0 0
C. Nelson 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-13 0 0.0
C. Nelson 5-1 0.0 0 0
T. Ward 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-15 1 1.0
T. Ward 4-2 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-21 0 0.5
T. Davis 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Stewart 26 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-9 3 0.0
D. Stewart 4-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Anderson 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
Z. Anderson 3-2 0.0 0 0
D. Wolfe 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-13 0 5.5
D. Wolfe 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Garcia 76 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Garcia 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Simmons 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-3 0 1.0
J. Simmons 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Ray 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-14 0 6.0
S. Ray 2-0 1.0 0 0
D. Ware 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 4.0
D. Ware 2-0 1.0 0 0
C. Harris 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-4 2 0.0
C. Harris 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 92 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-7 0 1.0
S. Williams 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Talib 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-6 3 0.0
A. Talib 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Webster 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
K. Webster 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Gafford 47 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Gafford 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Crick 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-18 0 2.0
J. Crick 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Barrett 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-10 0 1.5
S. Barrett 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Thompson 40 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Thompson 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Gotsis 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-8 0 0.0
A. Gotsis 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. McManus 8 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
26/30 28/29
B. McManus 1/1 34 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Dixon 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 41.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
70 45.6 22
R. Dixon 5 41.4 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Raymond 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 10.2 22 0
K. Raymond 2 10.5 21 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
30% 88 0 0 45.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.6% 3086 25 8 99.1
M. Mariota 6/20 88 0 0 6
D. Murray 29 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 10 1 0 104.2
D. Murray 0/1 0 0 0 15
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Murray 29 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 92 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
250 1135 9
D. Murray 21 92 1 11 15
D. Henry 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
82 354 2
D. Henry 12 42 0 6 4
M. Mariota 8 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 348 2
M. Mariota 8 38 0 13 6
D. Walker 82 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
D. Walker 1 8 0 8 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Walker 82 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 2 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 687 6
D. Walker 7 2 30 0 23 3
R. Matthews 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 695 7
R. Matthews 3 1 26 0 26 2
A. Fasano 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 71 2
A. Fasano 2 1 17 0 17 1
H. Douglas 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 162 0
H. Douglas 2 1 10 0 10 1
D. Henry 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 112 0
D. Henry 1 1 5 0 5 4
M. Mariota 8 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
M. Mariota 1 0 0 0 0 6
D. Murray 29 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 45 309 3
D. Murray 2 0 0 0 0 15
T. Sharpe 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 464 2
T. Sharpe 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Fowler 45 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 14 0
J. Fowler 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. McCourty 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-9 2 0.0
J. McCourty 8-0 0.0 0 0
V. Blake 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-4 0 0.0
V. Blake 6-0 0.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 0.0
L. Sims 5-0 0.0 0 0
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-12 1 2.0
W. Woodyard 4-0 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-7 0 10.0
B. Orakpo 3-1 1.0 0 0
S. Spence 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-15 0 1.0
S. Spence 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Stafford 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-10 1 0.0
D. Stafford 2-1 0.0 0 0
R. Johnson 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-13 0 0.0
R. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0 1
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-29 1 2.0
A. Williamson 2-1 0.0 0 1
A. Wallace 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
A. Wallace 2-0 1.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-12 0 1.0
K. Byard 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-6 0 9.0
D. Morgan 1-0 1.0 0 0
B. McCain 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-5 2 0.0
B. McCain 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Klug 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-12 0 1.5
K. Klug 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 96 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
A. Woods 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Bass 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 0.0
D. Bass 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Palmer 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
N. Palmer 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-7 0 1.0
D. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
18/20 33/35
R. Succop 2/2 53 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 44.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
61 44.9 24
B. Kern 7 44.0 3 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Mariani 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 21.7 37 0
M. Mariani 2 18.5 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Mariani 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 7.6 17 0
M. Mariani 1 17.0 17 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DEN 25 1:25 3 3 Punt
7:29 DEN 25 0:41 2 13 Fumble
5:48 DEN 25 1:27 3 6 Punt
2:52 DEN 6 1:59 4 21 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:13 DEN 8 2:42 6 36 Punt
1:27 DEN 25 1:27 6 30 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:41 DEN 20 2:39 6 32 Punt
6:24 DEN 27 6:37 13 69 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:34 TEN 26 2:36 5 26 TD
8:55 DEN 45 4:27 11 39 FG
2:26 DEN 2 1:33 6 38 Fumble
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:35 TEN 30 6:06 11 70 TD
6:48 DEN 40 1:00 4 5 FG
4:21 TEN 44 1:29 3 7 Punt
0:53 TEN 37 3:40 6 14 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:31 TEN 3 8:04 19 74 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 4:19 7 29 Punt
8:02 TEN 14 1:38 3 8 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:47 TEN 4 2:13 3 -3 Punt
9:58 TEN 18 1:03 3 1 Punt
4:28 TEN 20 2:02 5 31 Punt
0:53 DEN 40 0:53 3 -3 Game