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

Ta da! Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota catches his own pass for a nifty touchdown.

Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself in the Titans' playoff game against Kansas City.

As the Tennessee Titans prepare for their AFC Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, head coach Mike Mularkey is reportedly on the hot seat. But officials ruled that the whistle had blown Mariota down.

The Chiefs were briefly given a glimmer of hope in the final two minutes when an apparent Henry fumble was returned for a score by linebacker Derrick Johnson, but reviews revealed the running back was down by contact.

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

The Chiefs are likely letting the rest of the National Football League know to prepare their trade offers in the instance that they make their starting quarterback available on the open market.

The Titans would take advantage, converting a 3rd and 10 and getting a long 35-yard rushing touchdown by Henry, who was simply unstoppable all game.




Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce left the game late in the first half after a hit by Titans' Johnathan Cyprien. But Kelce had to sit out the second half after sustaining a concussion in the second quarter, and the Chiefs never recovered.

After losing the lead on the Mariota-to-Decker score, the Chiefs' defense appeared to get it back. The first came on a one-yard run by Kareem Hunt and the second on a 13-yard catch by Kelce.

The Chiefs still led 21-10 at that point, but the offense had gone cold. Mariota took the shotgun snap and was forced to his left. Tennessee went on to with 22-21.

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.

That has become a familiar refrain for the Chiefs in the playoffs. Three first downs brought the Chiefs to the Titans' 44-yard line, but Smith's fourth-and-9 pass over the middle bounced off receiver Albert Wilson's fingertips, and the Titans retook possession with a little over two minutes remaining.

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