Sep 30, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) drops back to pass during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Tennessee Titans 26, Philadelphia Eagles 23
Quarterback Marcus Mariota had a great performance coming back from injury. Mariota managed the pocket well under pressure, making mostly good decisions with the football, finding the open receiver and hitting some tight windows. Mariota also made some plays with his legs, both by design and off of the scramble, including a clutch scramble where he picked up 15 yards on a long third down situation to give Tennessee a much more manageable fourth down play as they made their overtime charge.
Corey Davis was certainly happy to see Mariota return, as the second-year receiver had himself a career game against the Eagles. The former first-round pick worked and profited over the middle of the field all afternoon, routinely finding himself open on crossing routes. His highlight in regulation was a 51-yard post route where he turned on the burners to beat Jalen Mills downfield, and then he one-upped himself by securing the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
The Titans brought a lot of different pressure packages which sprung a couple unblocked…