Titans vs Rookie QBs

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  1. HurrayTitans!

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    Can't recall which thread it was posted in, I said I would research this. Much like the thoughts against backup QBs, I believe we have a tendency to remember bad beats vs our actual performance against rookie QBs. Games with just team, rookie wasn't the starter.

    Here's the list. (I added sack #'s since amount of pressure is always discussed):
    2021:
    37-19 W over Trevor Lawrence - 23/33 273 1/1 28 rush yards 1 TD. 2 sacks.
    27-24 OT L to Zach Wilson - 21/34 297 2/1. 1 Sack

    2020:
    31-20 L to Joe Burrow - 26/37 249 2/0. Did not sack

    2019: None

    2018:
    13-12 L to Josh Allen - 10/19 82 0/1, 19 Rush yds 1 TD. 1 Sack
    21-0 W (Baltimore) Lamar Jackson - 0/0. one 22 yard run.

    2017:
    57-14 L to Deshaun Watson - 25/34 283 4/1, 24 Rush yds 1 TD. 1 Sack
    12-9 OT W over Deshone Kizer - 12/20 114 0/2. No sacks

    2016:
    28-26 W over Cody Kessler - 26/41 336 2/0. 6 Sacks

    2015:
    42-14 W over Jameis Winston - 16/33 210 2/2, 18 Rush yds. 4 sacks

    2014:
    16-14 over Blake Bortles - 32/46 336 1/1, 38 rush yds. 6 sacks.
    21-13 L to Blake Bortles - 13/26 115 1/0, 50 rush yds. 4 sacks
    45-21 L (Houston) Tom Savage - 2 kneel downs

    2013:
    38-13 W over Geno Smith - 23/34 289 1/2, 7 Rush yds. 5 Sacks

    2012:
    19-13 L to Andrew Luck - 26/38 297 1/1, 28 rush yds. 2 sacks.
    27-23 L to Andrew Luck - 16/34 196 1/2. 4 sacks.

    2011:
    30-3 W over Cam Newton - 23/40 212 0/1, 55 rush yds. 5 sacks.
    23-17 W over Blaine Gabbert - 21/42 198 0/1. 1 sack.
    24-17 L to Andy Dalton - 22/39 217 3/0. 1 sack
    23-22 W (Houston) TJ Yates - 4/4 47. 1 sack.

    2010: None

    2009:
    24-17 L to Mark Sanchez - 17/30 171 2/1, 10 rush yds 1 TD. 3 sacks.
    27-24 L (Miami) Pat White - 4 rush yards
    47-7 W over Keith Null - 28/44 165 1/5. 1 sack.

    2008:
    13-10 W over Joe Flacco - 18/27 153 0/2. Not sacked.

    2007: None

    2006:
    40-7 L (San Diego) Charlie Whitehurst - 14 rush yds 1 TD.

    2005: None

    2004:
    51-24 L (Colts) Jim Sorgi - 0/1 3 kneel downs
    19-17 L to Craig Krenzel - 10/28 116 0/2. 5 sacks

    2003:
    30-17 W over Byron Leftwich - 15/27 158 1/2. 2 sacks.
    10-3 W over Byron Leftwich - 15/31 151 0/2. 1 sack

    2002:
    17-10 W over David Carr - 19/34 182 1/2. 4 sacks
    13-3 W over David Carr - 21/40 214 0/1. 3 sacks
    31-14 L to Patrick Ramsey - 20/34 268 2/0. 1 sack
    23-14 W (Jaguars) David Garrard - 4/7 53 0/2, 71 rush yds 2 TD. 3 sacks
    28-10 W (Jaguars) David Garrard - 6/13 43 1/0, 26 rush yds. 1 sack.

    2001: None

    2000:
    24-10 W (Browns) Spurgeon Wynn - 0/0, 3 rush yds. 1 sack.

    1999:
    26-9 W over Tim Couch - 12/24 134 1/0, 40 rush yds. 7 sacks.
    33-21 W over Tim Couch - 19/35 262 2/0, 29 rush yds 1 TD. 7 sacks.
    36-35 W (Bengals) Akili Smith - 1/2 11.

    Titans record against rookie QB - 17-11 - 73 sacks in those games, 2.5 sacks/game.
    (23-14 in which a rookie "played")

    2 - 300 yds QB (both w/ 336 exactly), both Titans victory
    2 - more than 2 TD passes, both L. (Watson, Dalton)

    total TD: INT - 32/35 with 6 rush TD.


    Feel free to point out any errors.
     
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  2. titanflamer

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    An average of one game lost every two years to a rookie qb? It does seem like more.
    Thanks for posting the stats.
     
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  3. GoT

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    even when Titans get the W rookies still lighting the D up
     
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  4. TitanMark

    TitanMark Pro Bowler

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    That’s not true. But some of y’all with the your back up QB and rookie QB myth crap won’t ever admit it even when the stats/facts are right in front of you.
     
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  5. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

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    300 yards is 300 yards
     
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  6. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    Yeah just because we win, doesn't tell the whole story. These guys almost always move the ball with ease, which is why it feels worse than the average losses/year.
     
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  7. TitanMark

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    Did y’all even read @HurrayTitans! post???? Y’all just make this crap up I guess.

    Yes, 300 yards is 300 yards…. But it only happened TWICE in 22 years……. TWICE…. IN 22 YEARS.

    The facts are there about whether guys just “ move the ball with ease”. THEY DONT.

    Just looking for **** to ***** about, Jesus H Christ.
     
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  8. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    dude just from this year, 273 and 297. Just because it's not this magic 300 doesn't mean they still don't gash us.

    Burrow 249
    Watson 283
    Geno 289
    Luck 297

    etc etc

    get real
     
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  9. GoT

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    yeah... 299 BAD DAY
    300 GOOD DAY


    crazy...

    wilson had 1 good game... against Titans
     
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