The Tennessee Titans stopped the Cleveland Browns buzz train in its tracks, dominating 43-13 in an impressive season opener.
Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown as the Tennessee defense stifled the hyped Browns offense all game.
Derrick Henry (one rushing, one receiving) and Delanie Walker (two receiving) both scored two touchdowns, while Marcus Mariota tossed three scores in an efficient screen.
The Browns got off rushing down the field at eight plays to take a 6-0 lead.
The tides started to turn when Tennessee pieced with an 11-play, 87-yard drive capped with a diving Henry touchdown from 1 yard out.
Just Cameron Wake sacked Mayfield in the end zone and after shooting a 12-6 lead into the half, Tennessee burst in the next.
Mayfield fired from three metres out to provide Cleveland some endings, but from Mariota, Henry rumbled for 75 yards on a screen pass about the Titans’ second play to silence the Ohio crowd.
The Titans continued to roll, scoring 28 points and pushing three interceptions.
Two touchdowns threw into Delanie Walker, and Malcolm Butler took a Mayfield choice 38 yards on the cake.
Although the Titans will host the Indianapolis Colts cleveland travel to New York to face the Jets in Week Two.
Titans 0-6 Browns: Dontrell Hilliard 4-yard touchdown run (XP missed)
Titans 3-6 Browns: Cairo Santos 37-yard field goal
Titans 10-6 Browns: Derrick Henry 1-yard touchdown run (XP good)
Titans 12-6 Browns: Baker Mayfield sacked for security by Cameron Wake
Titans 15-6 Browns: Cairo Santos field Objective
Titans 15-13 Browns: Baker Mayfield 3-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku (XP great )
Titans 22-13 Browns: Marcus Mariota 75-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Henry (XP good)
Titans 29-13 Browns: Marcus Mariota 11-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker (XP great )
Titans 36-13 Browns: Marcus Mariota 7-yard touchdown pass into Delanie Walker (XP great )
Titans 43-13 Browns: Baker Mayfield pass intercepted and returned 38 yards by Malcolm Butler (XP great )
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