Losing streak continues for Titans QB Mettenberger

Zach Mettenberger is winless in nine career starts for the Titans.

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger made his ninth career start Sunday against the Houston Texans and just like the eight previous games, he emerged from the 34-6 defeat still in search of his first victory as a starter.

Mettenberger, playing in place of the injured Marcus Mariota, finished the day 27-of-51 passing for 234 yards with one touchdown and one interception. After the game, the second-year quarterback said that while the loses have been frustrating, he’s not doubting himself.

Via Tennessee’s official website:

“I am very confident in my ability to play this game,” Mettenberger said. “But at the same time it is definitely frustrating. It makes Mondays a lot worse to go to work and not have that win under your belt. But I just have to keep my head down and keep grinding and hopefully (next) week we can get a win.”

Sunday’s loss was Mettenberger’s third of the season after losing all six starts as a rookie last year. 

Next week, however, may present another for the 2014 six-round pick to record his first win. Mariota’s status for Tennessee’s season finale against the Indianapolis Colts is in question with a knee injury, and Mettenberger said he expects to get the start.

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