Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

IND
22
TEN
36
FINAL
1234T
IND 3106322
TEN 6362136

Game Information
Location: Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 63,888

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota shuffled around the pocket, carefully protecting a strained left hamstring that already cost him one game this season.

So the quarterback known for his legs showed off his arm.

Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left , and the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 on Monday night to snap an 11-game skid tied for the NFL's longest active losing streak against one team.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Mariota followed their instructions, doing whatever he could to lessen the risk of further injury.

"He's as tough as I've been around and made some throws that were, obviously that one to Taywan was a big throw," Mularkey said. "It was a real big throw. I mean he did. He played well."

Mariota was 23 for 32 for a season-high 306 yards. He completed each of his three passes on the drive that ended with Taylor's tiebreaking score.

The Titans (3-3) stopped a two-game slide and moved into a tie for the AFC South lead with Jacksonville and Houston.

Jacoby Brissett tried to rally the Colts (2-4) to a second straight overtime. But Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard forced Brissett out of bounds shy of the first-down marker on fourth-and-inches with 2:19 left before going toward midfield to celebrate.

Coach Chuck Pagano lost his challenge of the spot and said he wouldn't blame officials.

"Disappointing to say the least," Pagano said. "Got to play 60 minutes. It's a recurring thing I know that."

The Titans were pleased to put their skid against the Colts behind them.

"We feel like every game's a must-win, but this was definitely a must-win, especially with the 11-game streak on the line," Woodyard said. "We came in and answered the call."

Derrick Henry clinched the win for Tennessee with a 72-yard TD run with 47 seconds left. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner, finished with a career-high 131 yards on 19 carries. DeMarco Murray also scored.

The Titans looked like the NFL's worst scoring defense in the first half instead of Indianapolis, with Brissett directing the Colts to a 13-9 halftime lead. John Simon then intercepted Mariota's first pass of the third quarter and returned it 26 yards for a TD.

But the Titans forced the Colts to go three-and-out on three of their first four drives of the second half, and Avery Williamson stripped tight end Jack Doyle of the ball after a catch.

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"It's a long season," Mariota said. "You're going to have to play with some sort of nick or ding. I'm just really happy for the guys. I mean they did a great job of putting protection up front."

NFL KICKING RECORD

Tennessee kicker Ryan Succop went 5 for 5 to break the NFL record for most consecutive successful field goals inside of 50 yards. He connected from 48, 32 and 40 yards in the first half and then hit from 23 and 48 yards in the third.

Succop began the day tied with Matt Bryant, who connected on 46 straight field goals inside 50 yards between 2013 and 2015 for the Atlanta Falcons.

Adam Vinatieri, the Colts' accomplished kicker, got three field goals himself, including a 52-yarder. But he missed an extra point off the left upright.

PRIME-TIME UNITY

The Colts' team message got a prime-time audience with outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard wearing a black T-shirt with the message "We Will" over his jersey during the coin toss. On the back were the words "Stand For: Equality Justice Unity Respect Dialogue Opportunity."

The Colts have been wearing these T-shirts during pregame warmups for the last couple of weeks.

A handful of Titans, including defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, raised a fist into the air after the national anthem ended. Wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed off the field during the anthem for a third straight game.

INJURIES

Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan strained an abdominal muscle. ... Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin went to the sideline during an injury timeout in the second quarter but returned to the game. ... Colts running back Robert Turbin was escorted to the locker room after a catch and run for 9 yards with 2:30 left. Pagano said Turbin will get an MRI exam on his elbow.

CLEVELAND'S TURN

The Colts' 11-game win streak had been tied with Denver for the longest active streak in the NFL. Now Denver stands alone with its 11-game streak over Cleveland, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

UP NEXT

Colts: Host Jacksonville.

Titans: Visit winless Browns.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Titans
11:15 Ryan Succop 48 yd FG 0 3
06:45 Adam Vinatieri 36 yd FG 3 3
00:47 Ryan Succop 32 yd FG 3 6

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Titans
10:54 Jack Doyle 8 yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick) 10 6
04:10 Ryan Succop 40 yd FG 10 9
00:14 Adam Vinatieri 25 yd FG 13 9

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Titans
13:50 John Simon 26 yd interception return (missed kick) 19 9
09:43 Ryan Succop 48 yd FG 19 12
04:35 Ryan Succop 23 yd FG 19 15

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Titans
10:01 DeMarco Murray 3 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 19 22
07:27 Adam Vinatieri 52 yd FG 22 22
05:29 Taywan Taylor 53 yd pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick) 22 29
00:47 Derrick Henry 72 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 22 36

Team Stats
  Indianapolis Tennessee
1st Downs 18 25
Total Yards 297 473
Passing 212 305
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-37 23-32
Yards/Pass 5.6 9.2
Rushing 85 168
Rushing Attempts 19 34
Yards/Rush 4.5 4.9
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 24:07 35:53

Indianapolis Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jacoby Brissett 21 37 212 5.7 1 0

Tennessee Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Marcus Mariota 23 32 306 9.6 1 1

Indianapolis Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Frank Gore 10 49 4.9 0 12
Marlon Mack 2 18 9.0 0 22
Jacoby Brissett 4 15 3.8 0 7
Robert Turbin 3 3 1.0 0 5

Tennessee Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Derrick Henry 19 131 6.9 1 72
DeMarco Murray 12 40 3.3 1 7
Marcus Mariota 2 0 0.0 0 1
Delanie Walker 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Indianapolis Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Donte Moncrief 5 67 13.4 0 23
Jack Doyle 7 50 7.1 1 11
Robert Turbin 4 37 9.2 0 16
Kamar Aiken 2 21 10.5 0 14
T.Y. Hilton 1 19 19.0 0 19
Frank Gore 2 18 9.0 0 11
Marlon Mack 0 0 0.0 0

Tennessee Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Eric Decker 7 88 12.6 0 27
Rishard Matthews 4 69 17.2 0 27
Taywan Taylor 2 61 30.5 1 53
DeMarco Murray 4 47 11.8 0 18
Delanie Walker 4 17 4.2 0 10
Derrick Henry 1 14 14.0 0 14
Jonnu Smith 1 10 10.0 0 10
Phillip Supernaw 0 0 0.0 0

Indianapolis Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
John Simon 6 5 1 1
Jon Bostic 4 1 0 0
Matthias Farley 4 3 0 0
Antonio Morrison 4 3 0 0
Vontae Davis 3 1 0 0
Malik Hooker 3 0 0 0
Rashaan Melvin 3 1 0 0
Al Woods 3 2 0 0
Darius Butler 2 0 0 0
Jabaal Sheard 2 1 0 0
T.J. Green 1 0 0 0
Nate Hairston 1 0 0 0
Johnathan Hankins 1 3 0 0
Margus Hunt 1 1 0 0
Barkevious Mingo 1 0 0 0
Grover Stewart 1 0 0 0
Henry Anderson 0 1 0 0
Jack Doyle 0 0 0 0
Jeremiah George 0 0 0 0
Kenny Moore 0 0 0 0
Rigoberto Sanchez 0 0 0 0
Robert Turbin 0 0 0 0

Tennessee Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Wesley Woodyard 6 2 1 0
Avery Williamson 4 2 0 0
Kevin Byard 3 0 0 0
Jurrell Casey 3 0 0 0
Logan Ryan 3 0 0 0
Jayon Brown 2 1 0 0
Adoree' Jackson 2 0 0 0
DaQuan Jones 2 0 0 0
Karl Klug 2 0 0 0
Erik Walden 2 0 0 0
Austin Johnson 1 0 0 0
Derrick Morgan 1 0 0 0
Curtis Riley 1 1 0 0
Da'Norris Searcy 1 1 0 0
LeShaun Sims 1 0 0 0
Brice McCain 0 0 0 0
Brian Orakpo 0 1 0 0
Nate Palmer 0 0 0 0
Ryan Succop 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
John Simon 1 26 1

Tennessee Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Indianapolis Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Quan Bray 5 157 31.4 0 60

Tennessee Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 2 46 23.0 0 40

Indianapolis Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

Tennessee Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Eric Weems 2 15 7.5 0 13

Indianapolis Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Adam Vinatieri 3 3 100.0 52

Tennessee Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Ryan Succop 5 5 100.0 48

Indianapolis Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Rigoberto Sanchez 3 160 58

Tennessee Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Brett Kern 1 44 44