WATCH: Delanie Walker makes Saints pay for double deflection
A poor decision by Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota turned into an unlikely touchdown, thanks to a pair of New Orleans Saints defensive backs and tight end Delanie Walker.
With the Titans down 14-3 late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game, Mariota lofted a pass intended for Walker. Saints defenders Keenan Lewis and Jairus Byrd both converged on the ball, putting New Orleans in excellent position to create a turnover. However, both deflected the ball, with Walker the surprise beneficiary.
PLAY OF THE DAY? Marcus Mariota threw it. 2 Saints defenders deflected it. Delanie Walker caught it for a 61-yard TD https://t.co/uHmH9Bo8q0Article continues below ...
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The veteran tight end snatched the ball from mid-air and raced 61 yards for a touchdown.
Walker also added a second score later in the half, albeit in less dramatic fashion.