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Titans 47, Packers 25

Bad start quickly erased by Titans

NASHVILLE — Titans coach Mike Mularkey gambled on the opening play, wanting to send a message to his team to be as aggressive as possible.

It didn't recover the onside kick.

Tennessee did little else wrong the rest of the game.

Marcus Mariota threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns, and five Titans scored a touchdown in the first half as Tennessee put together its best scoring performance this season. It also matched its five victories over the past two seasons combined.

"We felt like this was a game we had to make a statement about our team," said Mularkey, who alerted his Titans on Saturday night about trying to steal a possession at the start.

The defense forced the Packers three and out after the onside kick. Then DeMarco Murray took the Titans' opening play from scrimmage 75 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 123 yards and also threw a scoring pass, becoming the first non-quarterback to do that for the franchise in a game since Earl Campbell on Sept. 7, 1980, for the then-Houston Oilers.

Titans 47, Packers 25 11/13/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2016 7:28pm]
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