It's possible for both of these teams to come into Monday night's game with their backup quarterbacks as Andrew Luck has already been ruled out, and Marcus Mariota will likely be a game-time decision as he nurses a sore hamstring. Whether he plays Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts will depend on how much Mariota can move around.
Mariota said he "absolutely" feels good about his chances to play. The Titans (2-3) practiced Wednesday, taking advantage of an extra day. But Mariota says he wasn't able to do everything.
". I wasn't able to do everything [Wednesday], but being able to be out here with the guys, doing some stuff, was big".
"He's got to be able to move around really pretty good to be able to play and not put himself in a position that he's going to re-injure himself", coach Mike Mularkey said.
Mariota's mobility is one of the greatest strengths of his game and a significant factor in the Titans' offense.
The Titans certainly could use their starter back trying to snap a two-game skid. He has completed 61.4 percent of his passes with 48 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. But he says it's just the typical bumps and bruises all players pick up this time of year. Mariota was sacked just four times in the first four-plus games.
"Hopefully toward the end of the week I get more on my plate and hopefully I'll feel comfortable to try to play on Monday".