2. Marcus Mariota will score a touchdown
It took 10 games for Marcus Mariota to see action after getting benched in Week 6, but he has seen four snaps the past three games in trick play packages.
In Week 17, he completed a 24-yard pass to A.J. Brown, helping the rookie receiver to cross the 1,000-yard mark for the season. In the wild card round, Mariota completed a four-yard pass to MyCole Pruitt.
But last week, Mariota didn’t attempt a pass, and instead was in motion on the touchdown play that saw Henry find Corey Davis in the end zone.
The interesting thing about Mariota on that play was that he was wide open on the outside and would have had an easy touchdown if Henry had thrown him the ball; although that is a tough pass for a running back to make.
Regardless, there’s no question that the coaching staff saw Mariota open, and that will lead to Tennessee trying something similar this week, instead this time around No. 8 is going to cross the goal line for six.
Sound crazy? Maybe, but we’ve seen the Oregon product score crazier touchdowns, like when he threw one to himself in the wild card game against the Chiefs during the 2017 season.