Nashville, TN – Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota made NFL history by becoming the first player to record four-plus touchdowns in six of his first 22 games as he led Tennessee to a 47-25 win over the Green Bay Packers at Nissan Stadium.
In route to tying their highest scoring output in Nissan Stadium history, the Titans engineered a six-touchdown, 446-yard performance on offense, while the defense recorded five sacks and limited the Packers to 69 yards on the ground. Mariota went 19-of-26 for 295 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 149.8 passer rating.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs for a short gain during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Nissan Stadium. The Titans won 47-25. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
On the Tennessee Titans’ first play from scrimmage, running back DeMarco Murray took the the ball 75 yards for a touchdown, and the Titans never looked back.
Murray contributed a second touchdown minutes later, this time as the passer, finding tight end Delanie Walker in the end zone.
Tight end Anthony Fasano hauled in a touchdown pass from Mariota as the Titans took a 21-0 lead in the waning seconds of the first quarter.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers put Green Bay on the board in the second quarter with touchdowns to wide receiver Jordy Nelson and running back James Starks but was unable to narrow the gap to a one-score game.
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) breaks through the line and scores a touchdown during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Mariota found wide receiver Rishard Matthews for a 32-yard score and cornerback LeShaun Sims recovered a Packers’ muffed punt at the Green Bay 24-yard line to set up a touchdown pass from Mariota to wide receiver Kendall Wright.
Rodgers scrambled for a 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but Mariota fired a 33-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Tajaé Sharpe, the first of his NFL career.
With 9:06 remaining in the game and the Packers trailing 44-25, cornerback Perrish Cox intercepted Rodgers at midfield. Kicker Ryan Succop added a 23-yard field goal to seal with win for Tennessee.
Titans 47, Packers 25
Week 10 | Sunday, November 13th, 2016 | 12:00pm CST | Nissan Stadium
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TopicsAaron Rodgers, Anthony Fasano, Delanie Walker, DeMarco Murray, Green Bay Packers, James Starks, Jordy Nelson, Kendal Wright, LeShaun Sims, Marcus Mariota, Nashville TN, National Football League, NFL, Nissan Stadium, Perrish Cox, Rishard Matthews, Ryan Succop, Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans, Titans