Mariota named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time

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Honolulu’s Marcus Mariota has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4 in the national Football League.

This past Sunday, the Titans quarterback led Tennessee to a thrilling overtime win over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles in Nashville.

The Saint Louis graduate completed 30-of-43 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns in the game, and he ran for 46 more yards, including a two-yard touchdown run. Mariota’s game winning touchdown pass in the extra period to Corey Davis came with just five seconds left in the game.

It was the 11th game-winning drive of Mariota’s career.

This marks as the fourth time that the former Heisman winner received the conferences weekly honor which puts him in a tie for second all-time in franchise history with the late Steve McNair.

Hall of Famer Warren Moon holds top spot having accepted the award six times as a member of the Houston Oilers.

According to TitansOnline.com, In Sunday’s win Mariota went past the 10,000-yard career passing mark (10,023) and the 1,000-yard rushing mark (1,025) in the game. 

He joined Moon (33,685 passing yards and 1,541 rushing yards) and McNair (27,141 passing and 3,439 rushing) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

The Titans who are leading the AFC South with a 3-1 record will face the Bills on Sunday in Buffalo.

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