For both the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans Monday night was a turning point game and the road team made a big move.
Former Oregon Football Quarterback Marcus Mariota had his best game of the 2018 season on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. He was able to use his feet to find open receivers all night. His feet were the more important part of the game. Mariota showed his speed late in the game for the go-ahead touchdown late. Mariota was 21 for 29. He threw two touchdowns and had 240 yards through the air. The Titans won the game 28-14.
Mariota was also a threat with his feet running for 30 yards along with a score. The Titans entering the game were at a crossroads in their season. For the same case, so was Dallas. Tennessee came out on top and have some momentum for the rest of the season. The Cowboys descent to mediocrity in the 2018 season looks to continue without a trip to the Playoffs in 2018.
The Tennessee Titans used the shuffle pass to perfection for big yardage and touchdowns against Dallas. Dion Lewis played a big role with 62 yards on the ground. Derrick Henry helped the Titans to team 100-yard on the ground effort. Mariota spread the ball to nine different Wide Receivers, that also included his Running Backs. Corey Davis had six catches. Lewis also caught a touchdown.
The biggest challenge of the season is this week. Last season, Tennesee lost on the road in the playoffs against the New England Patriots, a team that was better prepared and had more weapons. Now, Tennesee will host New England at Nissan Stadium this weekend.
Tennessee has something to play for this season more than pride and have a healthy Marcus Mariota who has beaten the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. He helped push the team to a win against Jacksonville. Opportunity is knocking loudly for a Tennessee team that is near a tipping point.
The Tennessee Titans host the New England Patriots Sunday at 10 am Pacific Time on CBS.