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Mariota comes off bench, Titans beat Jaguars 9-6

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Marcus Mariota just has a knack for beating Jacksonville.

He's done it with his arm. He's done it with his legs. Now he's done it off the bench.

Mariota directed three scoring drives in relief of Blaine Gabbert, including one in the fourth quarter, and Tennessee knocked off the Jaguars 9-6 Sunday for their third straight victory in the series. Mariota improved to 5-2 against Jacksonville, his most wins against any opponent.

First-year Titans coach Mike Vrabel gave Mariota a game ball in the locker room.

''He was fantastic,'' Vrabel said. ''He cares about this team immensely. He wants what's best for this team. You saw him come in there, get us some first downs and give us a spark.''

Mariota sat out last week's victory against Houston because of an elbow injury sustained in the season opener. He was still experiencing arm weakness along with numbness and tingling in two fingers this week, saying the injury affects the velocity and spin he gets on the football.

Mariota, who wore a glove on his injured right hand, replaced Gabbert (concussion) in the first quarter and did just enough to beat the Jaguars (2-1) for the fifth time in the past six meetings.

Mariota completed 12 of 18 passes for 100 yards and ran for 51 more, including a 15-yard gain on a third-and-1 play late. The Titans (2-1) milked the clock from there and ended up celebrating an early lead in the AFC South.

''Jacksonville has been favored over us these last couple of games because people look at papers; they don't pay attention to how we play,'' Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey said.

''They walk into this game thinking they've got it, and we know what we can do on our side of the field and we make sure we do it all four quarters. Don't let them get ahead of you and we can play with these guys.''

Tennessee finished with 233 yards, but grinded out 150 on the ground, played mistake-free football and let the defense do most of the heavy lifting.

''We're not afraid of anyone,'' Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan said. ''We're going to play as if we belong anywhere. People will count us out, but that's not the case.''

Jacksonville looked lost most of the afternoon on one side of the ball, failing to score an offensive touchdown against Tennessee for the second time in as many games.

Tennessee took away big passing plays, kept a spy on Bortles and dared Jacksonville to win with two backup offensive linemen and a backup running back.

Playing without running back Leonard Fournette, left tackle Cam Robinson and right guard A.J. Cann, the Jags managed 232 yards and a measly 12 first downs. Poor throws, dropped passes and eight penalties hurt. So did coach Doug Marrone's decision to try a fake punt early in the game.

Corey Grant was stopped on the fourth-and-4 play, giving Tennessee the ball near midfield and leading to Ryan Succop's first field goal.

''I always regret decisions that don't work,'' Marrone said. ''I just wanted to be aggressive early and had the look.''

Jacksonville never found an offensive rhythm, looking much more like the team that struggled in the opener at the New York Giants than the one that shined last week against New England.

''We've got to not hurt ourselves, especially the way our defense is and the way we play,'' Bortles said. ''We've got to score one touchdown to win the game. To go out there and score six points in four quarters, that's bad as an offense.

''We've got to find out and figure out how we're going to handle it as a team.''

STICKING TOGETHER

The Jaguars insist there was no finger-pointing after the game, even though it was clear the loss was on the offense.

Linebacker Telvin Smith even blamed the defense, saying ''we say we're the best; we've got to go out and be the best.''

NO FOURNETTE

Fournette missed his second straight game because of a strained right hamstring. Jacksonville ran for 87 yards and lost for the first time in five games without him.

KEY INJURIES

Titans punt returner Adoree' Jackson joined Gabbert in the locker room in the second quarter and was later ruled out with a concussion. ... Titans LB Jayon Brown got hurt late in the game but jogged off the field.

Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell left the game in the fourth quarter with a right ankle injury. He had his ankle and his right knee wrapped in ice after the game. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus left briefly in the second half with a shoulder injury.

UP NEXT

Titans return home to take on defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia next Sunday.

Jaguars complete a three-game homestand against the New York Jets next Sunday.

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Key Players
M. Mariota 8 QB
100 PaYds, 51 RuYds
9
FPTS
T. Yeldon 24 RB
44 RuYds, 46 ReYds, 6 RECs
8
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:13
R.Succop 28 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
12
plays
65
yds
6:42
pos
9
6
Field Goal 11:31
J.Lambo 38 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Tinker Holder-L.Cooke.
13
plays
68
yds
6:39
pos
6
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 10:05
R.Succop 36 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
9
plays
57
yds
4:59
pos
6
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:59
J.Lambo 46 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Tinker Holder-L.Cooke.
11
plays
34
yds
5:23
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:03
R.Succop 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
9
plays
27
yds
4:11
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 32:47 27:13
1st Downs 15 12
Rushing 7 6
Passing 6 6
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 5-15 5-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 233 232
Total Plays 59 56
Avg Gain 3.9 4.1
Net Yards Rushing 150 87
Rush Attempts 35 19
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 4.6
Net Yards Passing 83 145
Comp. - Att. 13-21 21-34
Yards Per Pass 4.0 4.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-25 3-10
Penalties - Yards 4-30 8-75
Touchdowns 0 0
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 6-41.5 6-37.8
Return Yards 26 36
Punts - Returns 4-26 2-11
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-25
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 2/2
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 3/4 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-2 -0% 0-0 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Titans 2-1 30339
Jaguars 2-1 03036
83 PASS YDS 145
150 RUSH YDS 87
233 TOTAL YDS 232
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 100 0 0 80.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 203 0 2 53.9
M. Mariota 12/18 100 0 0 9
B. Gabbert 7 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 8 0 0 42.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 242 1 1 68.9
B. Gabbert 1/3 8 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Henry 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 57 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 139 0
D. Henry 18 57 0 14 5
M. Mariota 8 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 66 0
M. Mariota 7 51 0 15 9
D. Lewis 33 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 143 1
D. Lewis 9 26 0 9 3
T. Sharpe 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
T. Sharpe 1 16 0 16 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Davis 84 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 151 0
C. Davis 4 2 34 0 22 3
T. Taylor 13 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 62 1
T. Taylor 5 4 30 0 9 3
D. Lewis 33 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 50 0
D. Lewis 3 3 14 0 7 3
L. Stocker 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 63 0
L. Stocker 2 1 11 0 11 1
J. Smith 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 21 0
J. Smith 2 1 9 0 9 0
D. Jennings 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
D. Jennings 1 1 7 0 7 0
R. Matthews 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 11 0
R. Matthews 2 1 3 0 3 0
M. Mariota 8 QB
9
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 9
D. Henry 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
D. Henry 1 0 0 0 0 5
T. Sharpe 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 31 0
T. Sharpe 1 0 0 0 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
W. Woodyard 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 0 1.0
W. Woodyard 10-2 1.0 0 0
K. Vaccaro 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-2 1 1.0
K. Vaccaro 4-0 1.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
J. Brown 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 3.0
J. Casey 3-0 1.0 0 1
L. Ryan 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 1.0
L. Ryan 3-2 0.0 0 0
M. Butler 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 1 0.0
M. Butler 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
B. Orakpo 2-0 0.0 0 0
H. Landry 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
H. Landry 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Finch 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Finch 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
A. Johnson 1-1 0.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
L. Sims 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
D. Morgan 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Evans 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Evans 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
K. Byard 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Cruikshank 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Cruikshank 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 0/0
SEASON FG XP
7/8 4/4
R. Succop 3/4 39 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.7 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 48.0 8
B. Kern 6 46.7 3 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Matthews 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.7 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 9.5 18 0
R. Matthews 3 6.7 10 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 11.3 26 0
A. Jackson 1 6.0 6 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Bortles 5 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 155 0 0 72.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.7% 707 5 2 86.4
B. Bortles 21/34 155 0 0 8
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Yeldon 24 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 153 0
T. Yeldon 7 44 0 13 8
B. Bortles 5 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 104 0
B. Bortles 5 27 0 8 8
C. Grant 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 27 0
C. Grant 6 11 0 3 1
B. Wilds 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
B. Wilds 1 5 0 5 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Yeldon 24 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 46 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 77 1
T. Yeldon 7 6 46 0 13 8
K. Cole 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 210 1
K. Cole 9 5 40 0 11 4
D. Westbrook 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 164 1
D. Westbrook 4 3 31 0 15 3
A. Seferian-Jenkins 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 66 1
A. Seferian-Jenkins 5 3 18 0 7 1
D. Moncrief 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 64 1
D. Moncrief 3 2 16 0 13 0
T. Bohanon 40 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
T. Bohanon 2 1 5 0 5 0
J. O'Shaughnessy 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 17 0
J. O'Shaughnessy 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Chark 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 13 0
D. Chark 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Grant 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 -1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 55 0
C. Grant 2 1 -1 0 -1 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Smith 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 1.0
T. Smith 8-0 1.0 0 0
T. Gipson 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
T. Gipson 6-0 0.0 0 0
B. Church 42 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 0.0
B. Church 5-0 0.0 0 0
C. Campbell 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 3.0
C. Campbell 5-0 2.0 0 0
J. Ramsey 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
J. Ramsey 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Dareus 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
M. Dareus 4-2 0.0 0 0
M. Jackson 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
M. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Bouye 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
A. Bouye 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Jack 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-5 1 0.0
M. Jack 2-1 0.0 0 0
Y. Ngakoue 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
Y. Ngakoue 2-0 0.0 0 0
L. Jacobs 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
L. Jacobs 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Herndon 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Herndon 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
A. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Patmon 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Patmon 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Bryan 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Bryan 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Fowler 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
D. Fowler 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Lambo 4 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
5/5 6/6
J. Lambo 2/2 46 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Cooke 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 45.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 40.2 8
L. Cooke 6 45.5 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Mickens 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 24.0 27 0
J. Mickens 1 25.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Mickens 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 7.0 16 0
J. Mickens 2 5.5 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:27 TEN 20 1:30 3 -5 Punt
9:10 JAC 47 4:11 9 27 FG
1:17 TEN 4 2:00 4 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:54 TEN 25 1:07 3 3 Punt
5:37 TEN 38 2:04 3 8 Punt
2:25 TEN 50 2:25 6 20 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 4:59 9 57 FG
7:53 TEN 18 5:26 8 32 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:48 TEN 25 6:42 12 65 FG
2:42 JAC 24 2:23 6 26 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 JAC 25 3:33 6 23 Punt
9:57 JAC 40 0:47 4 6 Downs
4:59 JAC 26 3:42 6 19 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:17 JAC 38 5:23 11 34 FG
7:47 JAC 9 2:10 3 9 Punt
3:33 JAC 20 1:08 3 0 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:01 JAC 25 2:08 6 21 Punt
2:27 JAC 12 6:39 13 68 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:06 JAC 25 1:24 3 7 Punt
0:19 JAC 13 0:19 3 16 Fumble