The Tennessee Titans are learning how to win, and Sunday’s 24-20 come-from-behind victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, is the latest example of that.
For virtually the entire game, the Titans led, only to cough up the lead with 5:03 to go.
But rather than fold their tent, the Titans responded with a 12-play, 73-yard drive that running back DeMarco Murray capped with a dive into the end zone with a 7-yard TD pass from Marcus Mariota that gave Tennessee its first four-game winning streak in eight years and a 6-3 mark on the season.
“In that situation, you have to fight for every inch, and obviously I knew the situation. We had to get a touchdown in order to win,” said Murray, who also had two rushing touchdowns for the Titans. “Offensively, we didn’t play as well leading up to that point, but that last drive, we call came together.”
Coming together has been a key for the Titans during this stretch of success, which has been new to many in the locker room.
“It came down to the fourth quarter. They made some plays that put our offense back on the field to where we had to go down and we drove all the way down and put points on the board,” tight end Delanie Walker said. “We’re never going to give up, and we’re going to continue to fight. That’s the difference from years before. They didn’t have the fight. Now we have that fight.”