Mariota gives key chance away
NASHVILLE — An unnecessary roughness penalty for a blindside hit wiped out Marcus Mariota's interception. The Titans quarterback managed to fall on the ball after simply dropping it on handoff.
His third mistake counted and couldn't have been more costly.
Mariota fumbled when sacked, and Colts linebacker Robert Mathis picked up the ball and ran 14 yards for the clinching touchdown for Indianapolis. This latest loss leaves the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft just 2-8 on his home field for his career. In those 10 games he has 19 turnovers, six of them fumbles.
"That's one of the things we have to stop doing," Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said.
Defensive tackle T.Y. McGill came through the Titans' line to strip Mariota of the ball on the critical play as the Colts earned their 10th straight win against their AFC South rival. Andrew Luck is 8-0 against the Titans.