Detroit Lions’ defense brutalized by Tannehill, fall to Titans 46-25

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Following A.J. Brown’s touchdown reception, the Titans lead was extended to 39-18.

Stafford was understandably pulled and replaced by Chase Daniel, and the Titans never looked back. Stafford finished the day 22 of 32 for 252 yards, with one touchdown pass, no interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 102.6.

Swift would eventually add his second rushing score on the day, marking his second career game with two rushing touchdowns.  He totaled 67 yards rushing on 15 carries, and Marvin Jones had 10 catches for 112 yards and a score.

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With 2:07 remaining in the game, Tannehill opened up his massive bag of salt and poured it directly into the wounds of the Lions defense, adding another touchdown — this time to running back Rashaan Evans.

The touchdown pass was Tannehill’s third on the day to go with his two rushing scores.

The Titans averaged 7 yards per play collectively. With a 21-point lead for the Titans, Daniel was hit on the final drive resulting in an interception.

It was Detroit’s third turnover of the game. Tennessee was able to run the remainder of the time off the clock. Capping off the 46-25 victory for the Titans, sending the Lions home with their ninth loss of the season.

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With the loss, the Titans advance to 10-4 and look very strong with just two weeks remaining in the regular season. The Detroit Lions fall to 5-9 and are officially eliminated from the playoffs. Detroit faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16 and the Minnesota Vikings to close out the season.