It was nearly a disaster, as a Chiefs defender got his hands on the pass and batted it up in the air.
The game was not particularly impressive statistically for Mariota, who completed 19 of 31 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, but in the end he did all of the little things necessary to extend drives and will his team to victory.
Mariota finished with more than 200 passing yards and had two touchdowns in Tennessee's 22-21 win over Kansas City.
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There is a sizeable fire blazing in a wooded area across the street from Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs are leading the Titans 21-10 late in the third quarter.
Kansas City's Frank Zombo picked up the loose ball and took it to the end zone, but Mariota was ruled down and the fumble recovery didn't happen. It was the second straight TD drive for Kansas City, both covering 75-plus yards. However, Alex Smith and company won their last four games of the season and appear to be firing on all cylinders heading into the playoffs. A 35-yard run by Derrick Henry further cut into the Chiefs' lead before Eric Decker's 22-yard catch gave the Titans their first lead.
On the following play, Henry was knocked down behind the line of scrimmage by Marcus Peters, who stripped him of the ball after Henry was already down. The Chiefs' offense, which went limp without Kelce, was forced to punt again after tight end Orson Charles dropped a potential third-down conversion.
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Play-by-play man Sean McDonough congratulated Gruden on his transition back to coaching, and the former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach replied: "Nothing is official yet but these Chiefs fans have been on my case since I got here". The Chiefs just had a 96.5 percent chance of winning.
Several ticket brokers listed seats Saturday for less than $30 apiece, including the fees. The Titans needed a win in their regular-season finale and some help to earn a wild-card spot as the AFC's fifth seed.
In National Football Conference action later Saturday, the Los Angeles Rams hosted the Atlanta Falcons.
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