On fourth-and-15, Marcus Mariota showed off his eye manipulation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fourth-and-15. Convert or swallow the loss.

When Marcus Mariota took the shotgun snap from Ben Jones and dropped two more steps, he looked at Nick Williams, streaking down the right hash, or maybe even to Corey Davis, who was outside of Williams.


Then he easily came back to his left and found Taywan Taylor, comfortably open just beyond the marker on the left sideline.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Upon the conclusion of Sunday's dramatic Titans win over the Eagles at Nissan Stadium I tweeted it may have been the best game ever played in the building now known as Nissan Stadium.

I am certainly way or proximity bias -- and we've got great proximity to this game as it is less than 48 hours old upon the publication if this piece.


Certainly I was talking regular season game, as any playoff game, win or lose, had far greater implications, Stil, aesthetically, you can easily argue what we just saw was prettier than the Music City Miracle game (a super-ugly offensive effort, we tend to forget), though not than the Music City Miracle itself.

Anyway, I set about compiling a list of the venue's best regular season game, with input from some of you as well as Kevin Mawae, Michael Roos, Nate Washington, Brett Kern, Matt Hasselbeck, Albert Haynesworth, Michael Griffin and Samari Rolle.

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Scout's take: Titans' Jurrell Casey was unblockable for the Eagles

Blake Beddingfield was a Titans' scout for 19 years, through the 2017 draft. He was the team's director of college scouting for his final six years. He’s brought to you by Party Fowl. Eat hot chicken and drink boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or in Donelson.

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans pass rush and Marcus Mariota were the difference in Titans’ win over the Eagles.


The ability to complete the deep ball was a big factor in the game. It opened up the run for Mariota and made play action so difficult to handle.

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The Titans' winning drive, broken down play-by-play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans game-winning overtime drive was as good a drive as we've seen from the franchise in a regular season game in the building now known as Nissan Stadium.

A play-by-play look at how it all unfolded.


1-10 TEN 25: (6:19) M.Mariota scrambles right end pushed ob at TEN 32 for 7 yards (J.Hicks)

Corey Davis crossed behind Mariota to the left for some misdirection, while Dion Lewis headed to the right. Fletcher Cox got pressure pushing through Josh Kline and the quarterback decided to run, cutting inside the defender, considering a pass to Lewis out in front of him to the right sideline, but then running there himself.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Disbelieve at your own risk.

With a thrilling, 26-23 overtime marquee win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Titans sit at 3-1. They are, unquestionably, legit.

It would have ranked as an improbable start just given the schedule and new systems that came with a coaching change.


That is much more the case given the crazy scenarios that have greeted Mike Vrabel and his assistants in their first four games running the franchise.

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Hero moment from Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis caps Titans' win over Eagles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The two young players the Titans need most to shine on offense combined on a heroic last-second overtime 10-yard connection that lifted their team to a crazy 26-23 win over the Eagles. MariotaPressureEagles

It may have been the best regular season game ever hosted by what's now known as Nissan Stadium, but we'll dig more into that later.

With 17 seconds left, Marcus Mariota found Corey Davis for a 10-yard touchdown that set the building into a frenzy and created a mob scene in the Northeast corner of the stadium, where the entire team celebrated around Davis.

Lots more to come, but we start with my video report below.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Expecting more Dion Lewis screens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are bracing for a visit from the Eagles, and a lot of their fans.


As we get ready for kickoff, I spent time pondering where the screens to Dio Lewis we all envisioned have been, how the Titans need to be ready for a wave of Philadelphia pass rushers and how the offensive line can't be tired, some predictability from the Titans' offense. the lack of big plays and the challenge Harold Landry will face against Jason Peters and Lane Johnson.

You can find Part 1 on iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

If you're a member of the site, it's all one podcast, which you can play by heading below.

Thanks for your continued support.

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Titans should keep some Wildcat, because it helps make Derrick Henry go

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Derrick Henry is thoroughly unimpressed with his play so far.

“I’m being trapped, I’m not really satisfied," he said. “I’ve got to be more effective and have more explosive runs. I’ve got to help this offense. Averaging 3 yards a carry just isn’t good.”HenryWildcatTexans

Mike Vrabel and Matt LaFleur aren’t talking that way. Both pointed to this 15-yard gain against Jacksonville when I quizzed them on Henry’s performance through three games.

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