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Titans Fall Short Against Raiders
“If we want to be a good team, we’ve got to learn how to pull through in those close games,” linebacker Wesley Woodyard said. “But there is one thing I will say. I’m proud of my teammates. We stuck in and we fought hard till the final seconds ticked off the clock. We gave ourselves a chance to win, but we’ve got to do better.”
It was a day of struggles for the Titans offense, which turned the ball over three times in the game against a Raiders defense that had given up more than 500 yards in each of the first two games this season. Quarterback Marcus Mariota lost a fumble in the first half and was intercepted twice in the game. Mariota was just 17 of 33 for 214 yards in the game. …Read the whole Story Here
Mariota and Offense Struggle Despite Murray Heroics
Quarterback Marcus Mariota, who admitted that he is guilty of trying to do too much, had three more turnovers Sunday, losing a fumble and tossing two interceptions. Mariota now has four interceptions and two lost fumbles in three games this season.
“That’s just me being a competitor and that’s why I’ve got to continue to learn,” Mariota said of the mistakes. “I am trying to do too much rather, trying to fight for a first own, rather than just moving on and taking care of the football. …I can do a better job of taking care of the ball and not trying to win the game on one throw. But again, it’s a process for me and I am doing my best to learn.” —Read the whole Story here
“I Was Just Doing What I Thought Was Right”
Left tackle Taylor Lewan’s costly penalty hampered the Tennessee Titans’ hopes of tying Sunday’s game, and may have created other fires as well.
Lewan was assessed 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after launching himself into the pile where receiver Tajae Sharpe was at the bottom after catching a pass and taking the ball down to the 3-yard line.
Lewan’s penalty pushed the ball back to the 18-yard line and the Titans failed to score the tying touchdown in the final minute of the game, getting an offensive pass interference call on Andre Johnson that nullified a tying touchdown. … More Here