Marcus Mariota makes playoff history by throwing a TD pass to himself

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Marcus Mariota makes playoff history by throwing a TD pass to himself

The Titans limped into their first postseason berth since the 2008 season, averaging 20.9 points per game, second-worst among 2017 playoff teams.

Marcus Mariota was strip-sacked by Derrick Johnson and the ball was recovered by Justin Houston. The strip and the sack all happened in the same motion, and it should have been Chiefs ball.

Ta-da! Just like Titans Coach Mike Mularkey drew it up. With that in mind, Walker said the following (via The Tennesseean) about what Mariota may need to do in the future.

"Sometimes you've got to play backyard football", Walker said, via The Tennessean. Sometimes you've got to overcome coaching. That defender is never going to let you run a straight line, so figure out how to make that line straight without running it straight, you know what I'm saying? That's what you've got to do. But now, a freak play has made this pivotal matchup a two-score game.

It wasn't an easy start for Mariota, who threw a costly interception from the Chiefs 21-yard line in the first half.

That touchdown was a much-needed one for the Titans, as it has brought them to within 11 points of the Chiefs midway through the third quarter. But then he returned the favor for Kansas City.

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