Monday, July 22, 2024

Will Levis shines in Titans shock 28-23 win

Rookie QB Will Levis showed why the Titans drafted him as he through 4 TD passes in his debut performance as the Titans beat the Falcons to keep their season alive.

Titans HC Mike Vrabel had insinuated earlier in the week that both Will Levis and Malik Willis would play. While that technically was true, it was Levis who will take all of the plaudits.

WILL LEVIS LOOKED GREAT

Completing 19/29 for 238 yards 4 touchdowns and no turnovers, Will Levis looked every bit the NFL starter. Last years rookie QB Malik Willis managed only 2 carries for 4 yards, with no passes attempted.

After the game Levis said, “I’ve been dreaming of this moment as a kid my entire life. Even to just touch the field in an NFL game, let alone get a win, is incredible.”

It seemed every narrative from this game was about QB’s, from Will Levis incredible debut, Malik Willis being cruelly booed by Titans fans, and Desmond Ridder getting benched after another horrendous performance. And of course the questions now about whether Tennessee moves on from veteran QB Ryan Tannehill at the trade deadline.

Falcons Head Coach Arthur Smith, a former Titans offensive coordinator, defended Ridder after the game saying he was checked for concussion, and although Ridder passed the tests, “We’re always going to be cautious, and I’ll be conservative.”

Atlanta FalconsTennessee Titans
1st Downs1717
Passing 1st downs127
Rushing 1st downs49
1st downs from penalties11
3rd down efficiency4-155-15
4th down efficiency1-21-1
Total Plays6667
Total Yards342375
Total Drives1414
Yards per Play5.25.6
Passing202226
Comp-Att20-3419-29
Yards per pass5.17.3
Interceptions thrown00
Sacks-Yards Lost6-442-12
Rushing140149
Rushing Attempts2636
Yards per rush5.44.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-31-1
Penalties3-156-53
Turnovers11
Fumbles lost11
Interceptions thrown00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession27:0132:59

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