NASHVILLE, Tenn. –
The Titans quarterback was a full participant in Tuesday’s follow, and is able to go for Thursday night time’s sport towards the Steelers. Mariota suffered ankle and shoulder accidents after being tackled close to the top of Sunday’s sport towards the Bengals, however he’s had no points since.
“I feel good,” Mariota stated Tuesday.
His greatest problem is dealing with the Steelers protection on a brief week.
Pittsburgh is ranked second within the NFL in complete protection (2nd vs. cross, 11th vs. run).
“Well, it is a challenge, but at the same time you’ve just got to continue to prepare and get ready to go. When the game is set to kickoff, you’ve just got to be in the best mindset,” Mariota stated.
“They find ways to get pressure from a lot of different angles. They find ways to scheme you up and cause matchup problems. For us, we’ll have to communicate and make sure everyone is on the same page.”
Mariota has carried out properly in earlier video games on Thursday night time, and in primetime.
In two profession Thursday night time video games, Mariota has accomplished 40-of-57 passes (70.2%) with two touchdowns and no interceptions, for a 108.9 ranking. He additionally has a speeding landing.
Mariota has performed in three primetime video games throughout his profession, together with a Week 6 contest towards the Colts this season. He’s accomplished 63-of-89 passes for 807 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Mariota is 2-1 in his primetime begins.
Among NFL passers with a minimum of three primetime video games for the reason that starting of the 2015 season, Mariota’s 105.four passer ranking ranks fifth within the NFL.
“I really just take them all the same, I don’t weigh one heavier than the other,” Mariota stated of the primetime contests. I sit up for this chance with Pittsburgh and may’t wait to play.”
As a fan of the sport, Mariota stated he’s been impressed with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over time. Since 2015, Roethlisberger’s 121.7 passer ranking in six primetime video games is the very best within the NFL throughout that span, adopted by Matt Ryan (109.three in six video games), Tom Brady (106.6 in 12 video games), Drew Brees (105.5 in six video games) and Mariota.
“Just a competitor,’’ Mariota said of Roethlisberger. “He’s played banged up, he’s found ways to win, he’s made big throws in every game and always seems to find a way to win. When you have a guy like that, it’s very impressive and it’s fun to watch.”