Titans Lose to 49ers 25-23 on Last Second Field Goal

The Titans lost a heartbreaker here on Sunday.

A 45-yard field goal by 49ers kicker Robbie Gould on the final play of the game was the difference in a 25-23 loss to the 49ers.

The Titans had taken the lead 23-22 on kicker Ryan Succop’s 50-yard field goal with 1:07 left.

With the loss, the Titans dropped to 8-6 on the season, two games behind in the Jaguars (10-4) in the AFC South.

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 23-of-33 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns, with a 110.8 rating. But the Titans couldn’t stop 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who completed 31-of-43 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns.

Titans fell behind 16-3 before rallying, only to come up short.

The Titans cut the lead to 16-10 just before halftime on a four-yard touchdown pass from Mariota to tight end Delanie Walker, which capped a 6-play, 79-yard drive. Mariota completed 5-of-6 passes on the drive, including the scoring strike to Walker with just 29 seconds left before halftime. Until then it had been a tough half for Walker, who let a catchable ball go off his hands in the end zone, and later lost a fumble.

The Titans cut the lead to 16-13 early in the third quarter on a 31-yard field goal by Succop, which capped off a 14-play, 62-yard drive.

Then came the Mariota and the Titans offense again.

Working primarily out of the no huddle, the Titans put together another long drive, and capped it off with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Mariota to receiver Rishard Matthews. The third-down play came at the end of a 12-play, 84-yard drive for the Titans, and it made it 20-16.

The 49ers cut the lead to 20-19 with on a 50-yard field goal by Gould, his fourth field goal of the day. Gould’s fifth field goal of the game gave the 49ers a 22-20 lead over the Titans with 3:08 left.

The Titans took over at their own 25, down 22-20 with 3:08 left. The team drove to take the lead, but let it slip away late.

It was a tough loss at the end of an 0-2 road trip.

The 49ers took a 3-0 lead on a 38-yard field goal by kicker Gould, which capped a 12-play, 64-yard drive. Titans linebacker Avery Williamson’s sack of Garoppolo backed the 49ers up, and helped the team get a stop.

The 49ers made it 6-0 on Gould’s second kick of the game, this one from 48 yards.

After the Titans cut the lead to 6-3 on a 40-yard field goal by kicker Ryan Succop, the 49ers answered back with a long drive of their own.

Garoppolo’s five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Garrett Celek capped a 17-play, 85-yard drive that took 8:36 off the clock, and made the score 13-3. Gould’s third field goal of the half made it 16-3 with 1:37 left before halftime.

The Titans face the Rams next Sunday at Nissan Stadium.