Titans Stay Alive in AFC Playoff Race

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Titans Stay Alive in AFC Playoff Race

firkser vs jets

With the playoffs on the line, the Tennessee Titans trailed the New York Jets 16-0 in the 2nd quarter. Everything went wrong: an interception returned for touchdown, a blocked punt, a blocked extra point, a shanked punt, a long kickoff return given up, and a bad fair catch call. Despite all of this, the Titans found a way to comeback and defeat the Jets, 26-22.

Marcus Mariota Shines Again

titans jets mariota

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (#8) had a historic night for accuracy and efficiency last week with 96% completions for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns. The follow-up performance couldn’t have been more opposite. Mariota began the game with an incompletion and interception returned for touchdown. Throughout the night, Mariota struggled with his accuracy missing usually easy throws. By halftime, Mariota has posted one of his worst halves of his career.

Things changed in a big way in the second half. Mariota threw for over 200 yards and a score in the second half alone. He would complete the masterful comeback (his 12th game-winning drive of his career) with only :36 left in the game as he found WR Corey Davis (#84) on 3rd & 7. The crowd went wild. Social media was buzzing excitement. Mariota would finish the game 57% completions for 282 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 43 rushing yards.

Twitter Reactions to the Titans Magical Comeback

titans jets davis

Through the last two seasons, Marcus Mariota leads the NFL in game-winning drives.


Also Read:  Teams Shouldn't Pay NFL Running Backs a Lot Anymore

Mariota has ice water in his veins. #CaptainComeback



Corey Davis is developing into a trusted target for the QB as well.


The AFC Playoff Plot Thickens

titans jets butler

The current AFC Playoff race is a log-jam for the final Wild Card spot. There are currently five teams fighting for one spot: Baltimore Ravens (7-5), Miami Dolphins (6-6), Indianapolis Colts (6-6), Tennessee Titans (6-6), and Denver Broncos (6-6). At this point, it seems the TItans will need to run the table in order to make the playoffs.


Up next for the Titans is a divisional matchup against the hated Jacksonville Jaguars who after losing 7-straight games just upset the hot Colts. Titans fans won’t have to wait long as this week the Titans host the Jags on Thursday Night Football. Can the Prime Time Pineapple keep it rolling?

Thursday, 12/6/18 – Jags @ Titans

Sunday, 12/16/18 – Titans @ Giants

Saturday, 12/22/18 – Redskins @ Titans

Sunday, 12/30/18 – Colts @ Titans

titans jets taywan

Joshua Haskins
Nashville native. Titans and Vols fan from birth. Average working dad by day, fisherman by weekend. BA in Marketing & MBA in Management from Tennessee Tech University.
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Tewatia plays blinder as Rajasthan chase historic total to beat KXIP

Rahul Tewatia hit 5 sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals chased down the highest score in Indian Premier League history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets on Sunday. Tewatia hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in the 18th over and added another six of the next ball he faced as Rajasthan chased down 224. Jofra Archer hit 13 from 3 balls to see the side home.
Also Read:  Russell Wilson Is An All-Time Great QB
Rajasthan beat their own record – they...

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an end today. The Competitors While Penrith Panthers had already secured the minor premiership and the top eight were determined two rounds ago, some key positions were still open and the race for those positions made for some entertaining footy. The Newcastle Knights failed to hold sixth place, going down on Friday to a...

Russian GP – Race Preview

Russian Grand Prix can be a boring race so let's hope this race gets off to a great start. The only memory I have of the Russian GP is Valtteri Bottas letting Lewis Hamilton win. Last race at Mugello was an exciting race. With two red flags and one horrible crash. And Ferrari 1000 celebration wasn't the best either, but that might be because of the strict rules now during COVID 19. So I am happy...

Benny Leonard: Always A Champion

If you sat down with a group of boxing fans under the age of say, 50, and began to talk about whether Benny Leonard really is a Top-10 all-time fighter, you'd probably have a cacophony of voices barking at you about how great "Sugar" Ray really was. Tell them you were talking about Benny Leonard though, and you might hear a lot of "Who's that?" from the same group. But Benny Leonard most definitely belongs...

The Green Light: The Rugby Championship 2020

In what has been a challenging year for many rugby fans and mainly the players, the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship 2020 tournament has just been confirmed for the back end of the season. The Rugby Championship tournament - previously known as the Tri-Nations - was inaugurated in 1996 with the three rugby-rich countries; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, all contesting for the converted trophy. In 2012, the tournament expanded to add the South...

IPL Talking Points

Efficient CSK get the job done again Before the tournament began, the Chennai Super Kings were touted to struggle by everybody analysing the game. But, on the opening day, post the opening powerplay overs, MS Dhoni proved once again why the IPL betting odds are always in their favor. From a position where they could have chased a tall score, CSK restricted MI to a chaseable total and then led by solid innings from...

Rahul’s Historic Ton Thumps Bangalore

KL Rahul struck the highest score by an Indian in Indian Premier League as Kings XI Punjab beat Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. Rahul, who scored 132 not out, also achieved the highest individual score by a captain and the best for a Kings XI Punjab player with a generous Royal Challengers Bangalore bearing the brunt of his assault, offering little in the form of resistance. After being invited to bat first, KXIP...

The Torchbearers Of Modern Football

We are standing at the end of an era that was tinted with brightness and glam. Two of the greatest sportsmen ever to grace the surface of earth are at the twilight of their careers. They are aliens, some say. Some say they are superheroes in shorts. Two names at the heart of the footballing world, for the best part of two decades. The torchbearers of modern day football. The pace-setters of the business...

Different Options For Purchasing Golf Shoes

Golf is one of the most popular sports among wealthy and upper middle class men. While some play golf competitively, others play golf as a hobby and for networking with others. The performance of the golfer depends to some extent on the golfing gear and equipment which he is using. Usually golfers are wearing special golf shoes, which are designed so that the golfer can play his shots comfortably, without slipping. Hence many of...

Russell Wilson Is An All-Time Great QB

Russell Wilson, 0 MVPs, 0 MVP votes, 0 respect. He is one of the best quarterbacks I've ever seen, and he is showing himself to be the MVP so far this year. Russell Wilson at every stage of his career has consistently been elite and has carried the Seahawks into relevancy. He is underrated, has been elite, and has been one of the best QBs in the world since he's gotten here. How is it that...

Social Connect


Trending Now

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x