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Titans QB Marcus Mariota has sprained MCL, status uncertain for Sunday

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The Falcons may be facing someone other than Mariota when they travel to Tennessee on Sunday.

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Coming off a painful loss to the Saints last Thursday, the Falcons are looking to bounce back to their winning ways. Well, they could be catching a break in Tennessee based on a recent report about their rookie QB Marcus Mariota. Per Jim Wyatt, Mariota has an MCL sprain which makes his status for Sunday's game uncertain at best:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ken Whisenhunt: Marcus Mariota had MRI and he has a sprained MCL</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="">October 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Mariota, the second pick of the 2015 draft, had been playing well for the Titans prior to Sunday. On the year, he's completing 64% of his passes for 1,239 yards, 9 TDs and 5 INTs and a passer rating of 93.2. Though he's been labeled a "running QB," Mariota has mostly played out of the pocket this year. Though MCL injuries are nowhere near as severe as with other ligaments, even a mild MCL sprain can impact the ability of the QB to move in the pocket and plant/throw.

Your thoughts on the potential of not facing Mariota on Sunday?