Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants

TEN
17
NYG
0
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TEN 707317
NYG 00000

Game Information
Location: MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 74,538

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are hoping to get to the playoffs riding the tandem of Derrick and the Defense.

It had been a perfect formula the last couple of weeks, and on a rainy Sunday it led to a third straight win and the Titans' first shutout in 18 years.

Bruising halfback Derrick Henry had his second straight big game with a career-high 33 carries for 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Tennessee (8-6) kept its late-season playoff push alive and ended the New York Giants' postseason hopes with a 17-0 victory.

"We're happy with whatever works and helps us win games," Henry said of the new dynamic duo. "If that's it, then we'll keep on doing it. Whatever gives us the best opportunity to win games, I think we're going to stick with that. Hat's off to the defense, pitching a shutout."

The shutout was the Titans' first since a 31-0 win over the Cowboys on Christmas Day in 2000. Over the last two games, the defense has allowed nine points.

Henry, who scored on two 1-yards runs, has been ever better. He had a franchise-record 238 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Jacksonville on Dec. 6, and his 408 yards over the last two games is the best in the Titans' era. Earl Campbell ran for more when the team was the Houston Oilers.

"I think he's just finding seams and when it comes down to it, there's only one ball," said quarterback Marcus Mariota , who was 12 of 20 for 88 yards. "We just have to find a way to get it to everybody. Derrick had the opportunity in the past couple of weeks to have more carries, and I think he's done a great job with it."

The Titans' defense limited Saquon Barkley to 31 yards on 14 carries and added three sacks, a third-quarter interception by Kevin Byard that stopped a New York drive inside the red zone with the score 7-0, and a forced fumble that set up Henry's second TD.

It was the first time New York was blanked since Arizona posted a 23-0 win last Dec. 24.

Eli Manning finished 21 of 44 for 229 yards as New York lost for only the second time in six games since the bye week.

"It wasn't the type of game that we wanted to play today; we didn't do enough in all phases to get the job done," Giants defensive captain Alex Ogletree said. "When you don't do that, those are the results you get. I thought we played hard, but we didn't make enough plays."

The Titans' offense did, rushing 42 times for 216 yards.

After Ryan Succop missed a 48-yard field goal on the opening series, the Titans got the ball back and went 75 yards in 15 plays with Henry powering in from 1 yard. He seemingly had scored two plays earlier, but a video review determined he was just short.

Linebacker Kamalei Correa forced a Manning fumble in the third quarter that Jurrell Casey recovered at the 14. New York seemed to have the Titans stopped at its 3 on third down, but a facemask penalty on a sack of Mariota gave them first-and-goal.

Succop added a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

The Giants have now missed the playoffs two straight year and have made it once since the 2012 season (2016).

"It hurts. Obviously you want to make the playoffs," Manning said. "We didn't play well enough early in the year to put ourselves in a good position. I knew we still had a chance if we won out, but we didn't play well enough today to do that."

ODD PENALTY

The Titans were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taking two consecutive delay-of-game penalties in row on a fourth-and-6 at the Giants 35 late in the first half. The Giants declined the first one and Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel had his team do it again. He seemed surprised by the second call.

INJURIES

Titans S Kenny Vaccaro left in the first half with a concussion. LB Sharif Finch left in the second half with a shoulder injury.

Giants C Spencer Pulley left in the second half with a calf injury, along with special teams Antonio Hamilton, who had a quadriceps injury. Star WR Odell Beckham Jr., missed his second straight game with a quad problem.

UP NEXT

Titans: host Washington on Saturday in finishing with two games at home.

Giants: at Indianapolis on Sunday in the final road game of the regular season.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Giants
02:43 Derrick Henry 1 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 7 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Giants
No scoring this quarter.

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Giants
02:20 Derrick Henry 1 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 14 0

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Giants
05:06 Ryan Succop 22 yd FG 17 0

Team Stats
  Tennessee New York
1st Downs 22 15
Total Yards 301 260
Passing 86 213
Passing Completions/Attempts 13-21 21-44
Yards/Pass 3.9 4.5
Rushing 215 47
Rushing Attempts 45 16
Yards/Rush 4.8 2.9
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 35:21 24:39

Tennessee Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Marcus Mariota 12 20 88 4.4 0 0
Derrick Henry 1 1 6 6.0 0 0

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Eli Manning 21 44 229 5.2 0 1

Tennessee Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Derrick Henry 33 170 5.2 2 22
Dion Lewis 7 35 5.0 0 17
Marcus Mariota 2 11 5.5 0 11
Blaine Gabbert 3 -1 -0.3 0 0

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Saquon Barkley 14 31 2.2 0 17
Riley Dixon 1 14 14.0 0 14
Elijhaa Penny 1 2 2.0 0 2

Tennessee Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Corey Davis 3 33 11.0 0 17
Luke Stocker 2 27 13.5 0 15
Taywan Taylor 2 17 8.5 0 14
Dion Lewis 3 9 3.0 0 7
Tajae Sharpe 1 6 6.0 0 6
MyCole Pruitt 1 2 2.0 0 2
Derrick Henry 1 0 0.0 0 0

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Evan Engram 8 75 9.4 0 22
Bennie Fowler III 2 43 21.5 0 25
Sterling Shepard 2 37 18.5 0 38
Russell Shepard 2 28 14.0 0 22
Saquon Barkley 4 25 6.2 0 11
Jawill Davis 2 13 6.5 0 11
Corey Coleman 1 8 8.0 0 8
Rhett Ellison 0 0 0.0 0

Tennessee Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Kendrick Lewis 7 2 0 0
Adoree' Jackson 5 2 0 0
Kevin Byard 4 0 1 10
Rashaan Evans 4 0 0 0
Wesley Woodyard 4 0 0 0
Logan Ryan 2 0 1 4
Jayon Brown 2 1 0 0
Sharif Finch 2 0 0 0
LeShaun Sims 2 0 0 0
Kamalei Correa 1 0 1 2
Malcolm Butler 1 1 0 0
Anthony Firkser 1 0 0 0
Harold Landry III 1 0 0 0
Daren Bates 0 0 0 0
Beau Brinkley 0 0 0 0
Jurrell Casey 0 2 0 0
Will Compton 0 0 0 0
Dane Cruikshank 0 0 0 0
Darius Jennings 0 0 0 0
DaQuan Jones 0 1 0 0
Joshua Kalu 0 0 0 0
Derrick Morgan 0 1 0 0
Luke Stocker 0 0 0 0
Brynden Trawick 0 0 0 0

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
B.J. Goodson 9 0 0 0
Alec Ogletree 6 1 0 0
Michael Thomas 5 2 1 8
Curtis Riley 5 1 0 0
Kareem Martin 4 5 0 0
Josh Mauro 4 2 0 0
B.W. Webb 4 2 0 0
Lorenzo Carter 3 1 0 0
Tae Davis 2 0 0 0
B.J. Hill 2 2 0 0
Olivier Vernon 2 1 0 0
Grant Haley 1 2 0 0
Janoris Jenkins 1 1 0 0
RJ McIntosh 1 0 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson 1 3 0 0
Jamon Brown 0 0 0 0
Mario Edwards Jr. 0 1 0 0
Ukeme Eligwe 0 0 0 0
Russell Shepard 0 0 0 0
Kerry Wynn 0 2 0 0

Tennessee Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Kevin Byard 1 0 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Tennessee Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darius Jennings 1 27 27.0 0 27

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Coleman 4 91 22.8 0 24

Tennessee Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 1 8 8.0 0 8

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jawill Davis 3 2 0.7 0 4

Tennessee Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Ryan Succop 1 2 50.0 22

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Tennessee Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Brett Kern 5 220 57

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Riley Dixon 6 237 50