Mike Mularkey's Job Reportedly in Jeopardy Despite Titans' Playoff Berth

Taylor Byrd
January 7, 2018

Marcus Mariota did what few quarterbacks have ever done before at the National Football League level this Saturday in Kansas City - he caught his own touchdown pass.

The Titans then ran out the clock and the Chiefs' season once again came to a heartbreaking halt at home despite forcing two turnovers and not committing one themselves.

While Kansas City is a better team on paper than the Titans, those submitting picks or placing bets should keep in mind that 1) Tennessee can play better than its record indicates and 2) the Chiefs haven't won a home playoff game since January 1994.

The injury also puts his status in question for next week should the Chiefs advance.

Midway through the fourth quarter, after the Titans took their first lead of the game, they attempted a two-point conversion.

Mariota's touchdown pass - and reception, for that matter - capped a 15-play, 91-yard drive that took 8:29 and ultimately trimmed the Titans' deficit to 21-10.

There is a sizeable fire blazing in a wooded area across the street from Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs are leading the Titans 21-10 late in the third quarter. Kelce, who appeared to be dazed after the play, suffered a concussion and did not return for the second half. At the end of the Titans' opening drive of the second half, Mariota attempted pass on third-and-goal from the Chiefs' 6-yard line.

It was his second career touchdown catch.

The Titans' defense, which gave up 21 first half points to the Chiefs, rallied to keep the Chiefs' dynamic offense out of the end zone.

Smith is 8 of 11 for 154 yards and the score.

With almost six minutes left in the game, the Chiefs still had an opportunity to retake the lead. What was much less surprising is that Triplette would be in the middle of several controversial calls in a game that ended with Tennessee eking out a 22-21 win.

Mariota, who delivered a key block on Henry's game-clinching run in the fourth quarter, finished with 205 yards and two touchdown passes with one interception.

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hid out in the locker room during the national anthem before their playoff game against Tennessee, just as he has done all season.

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