Whatever playoff chances the Tennessee Titans may have had went crumbling to the ground alongside Marcus Mariota as they fell to a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team.
The Titans didn't leave fans with much holiday cheer after they lost an important road game with playoff implications to their AFC South divisiton rival the Jacksonville Jaguars on Christmas Eve. The Titans quarterback was carted off with an air cast on his left leg.
Mariota had completed eight of 20 passes for 99 yards with one touchdown before suffering the injury, and was replaced by journeyman quarterback Matt Cassel.
Mariota was sacked by defensive tackle Sheldon Day near midfield. For the regular season finale on January 1, the Titans will bestow veteran Matt Cassel with a spot start.
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The Titans trail the Jaguars, 38-17, in the fourth quarter. The Texans hold the tiebreaker over the Titans even if they both finish with a 9-7 record.
Mariota completed 62 percent of his passes last season for 2,818 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
Although Christmas Eve did not go as expected, Mariota has shown remarkable improvement in his second National Football League season. His presence gives the Titans hope for the future.