Mariota, Titans beat Saints in overtime 34-28

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Rookie Marcus Mariota passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including the winning 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime, and the Tennessee Titans snapped a six-game skid with a 34-28 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

The Saints (4-5) led 21-10 but could not put away the Titans (2-6), who turned in a feisty performance in their first game since coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired and replaced by Mike Mularkey.

Sunday also marked Mariota's return from a knee sprain that sidelined him two games. He completed 28 of 39 passes, at times converting quick, decisive throws under pressure.

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Drew Brees was 28 of 39 for 389 yards and three touchdowns for the Saints. He also scored on a short keeper but was intercepted in the end zone.

Both teams missed go-ahead field goal attempts in the last two minutes of regulation.


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