FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – For the second straight week, the Titans got Marcus Mariota involved.
Mariota, the Titans longtime starting quarterback who was benched in Week 7 in favor of Ryan Tannehill, came out for one play during Tennessee’s opening drive against the Patriots in their AFC wild-card game on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. He completed a 4-yard pass to tight end MyCole Pruitt.
The Titans ended their opening drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Anthony Firkser.
Last week, Mariota came into the game against the Texans in the second quarter for one play, and, with Tannehill lined out wide, threw a 24-yard dart to receiver A.J. Brown to push Tennessee into Texans territory.