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Titans quarterback is tops in the league inside the opponents 20 yard line.

Marcus Mariota has been great in the red zone this season, so good in fact that he leads the NFL in red zone passing entering week 13 of the NFL season.

Last week against the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota attempted three passes inside Oakland’s 20-yard line. He threw incomplete one time, and on the other two attempts, he completed touchdowns to wide receiver Harry Douglas (13 yards) and fullback Jalston Fowler (one yard).

The performance continued a positive trend for the rookie quarterback, who on 35 attempts this season from the opponents’ 1-19 yard lines has 23 completions for 162 yards, 13 touchdowns and no interceptions. His 115.7 passer rating in the red zone leads the NFL. Detroit’s Matthew Stafford is second with a passer rating of 114.5.

Since 1991, the highest single-season passer rating by a Titans quarterback in the red zone is 110.5, recorded by Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2013 (25-41, 177 yards, eight touchdowns, zero interceptions).Over the same time period, the NFL’s top single-season passer rating in the red zone is 122.4 by Philadelphia’s Nick Foles in 2013 (26-37, 197 yards, 16 touchdowns, zero interceptions). Highest red zone passer rating in 2015 (from the opponents’ 1-19 yard lines, minimum 14 attempts)

Highest red zone passer rating in 2015 (from the opponents’ 1-19 yard lines, minimum 14 attempts):

Player                        Team             Att      Cmp     Pct    Yds    TD      Int    Sk     Rating

1. Marcus Mariota    Tennessee        35         23      65.7    162    13       0       2       115.7

2. Matthew Stafford    Detroit            49         32      65.3     216    16       0      3       114.5

3. Kirk Cousins       Washington        53          34      64.2     213    13      0      1       111.9

4. Ryan Fitzpatrick   NY Jets           47           26      55.3     217    16      0      0       107.0

5. Cam Newton       Carolina            51           29      56.9     208    15       0     2       106.0

6. Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh      37           21     56.8      133      7       0    1        103.9

7. Tyrod Taylor          Buffalo          19            11     57.9        61     4       0     2        103.3

8. Brian Hoyer          Houston          31            17     54.8      116   10       0     2        103.0

9. Andrew Luck       Indianapolis      36            23     63.9      154   11       1     0        101.2

10.Carson Palmer       Arizona         56           31      55.4     274    20       1     3        100.7

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