DeMarco Murray Embarrasses the Packers on Titans’ First Play of the Game

Bryan Brandom
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The Tennessee Titans apparently thought they needed to jolt their offense against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, opting for a surprise onside kick to keep Aaron Rodgers off the field.

It didn't work.

But they didn't need it.

Instead, they made up for the failed trickey when they finally got control of the ball.

After a Packers three-and-out, a touchback, and a penalty, the Titans took over from their 25-yard line. Then DeMarco Murray took over.

The stud running back busted a 75-yard touchdown run on Tennessee's first offensive snap of the game.

The 28-year-old wasn't done humiliating the Packers defense, either. On the Titans' next possession, Murray scored again—with his arm.

After a pitch from quarterback Marcus Mariota, Murray attempted his first career pass for a 10-yard touchdown strike to Delanie Walker.

At halftime, the 4-5 Titans lead the 4-4 Packers, 35-16. Murray has 94 rushing yards on just five carries to go with a 35-yard catch and his throwing exploits. Speaking of taking care of business with one's arm, Mariota has completed 12-of-18 passes for 216 yards, three touchdowns, and zero picks at the break.

UPDATE:

The Titans held on to win 47-25 behind 123 yards on 17 carries from Murray. They're now 5-5; the Packers are 4-5.

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