Mariota named AFC Offensive Player of The Week for week 10

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for week 10 of the NFL season.

Mariota threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans win over Green Bay on Sunday.  He started hot, completing his first 10 passes and leading his team on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game.

In the past six games Mariota has 17 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions. In just 10 games he has more touchdown passes than he did all of last season, his rookie year.

This is also the first time a Titans quarterback has thrown for more than 20 touchdowns in a season since Steve McNair did it in 2003.

Mariota is fourth in the NFL in passing touchdowns behind Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Aaron Rodgers.

Marcus Mariota and the Titans will head to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in a key AFC South game this Sunday.