Marcus Mariota Caught His Own Deflected Pass To Score A Touchdown

Lynette Rowe
January 7, 2018

In an AFC Wild Card playoff game on Saturday, Mariota revealed a third threat - his pass-catching skills - when ran, threw, grabbed a deflected pass by the Kansas City Chiefs and scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

It was a blessing for the Titans as the Chiefs held a 21-3 lead before the magic trick/touchdown.

Mariota desperately scrambled in the pocket, trying to extend a third and goal try, then rolled out to his left before launching a pass toward the corner of the end zone.

Mariota's first career postseason TD pass was to himself. That play alone puts him ahead of Alex Smith, who lit up the Titans for two scores in the first half.

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I swear, the longer you watch football, the more you see things you never thought you'd see before.

Brad Johnson caught a deflected pass for a three-yard touchdown while playing for the Minnesota Vikings in 1997 during a week seven win over the Carolina Panthers.

Mariota and the Titans will have to wait until the end of tomorrow's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills to find out who they will play in the Divisional Round, but the team will savor the victory in the meantime.

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