Woodside, Barkley throw TDs as Titans stop Falcons 23-3


Tennessee Titans quarterback Logan Woodside (5) works during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

ATLANTA (AP) – Logan Woodside and Matt Barkley each threw touchdown passes to open Tennessee’s backup quarterback competition and the Titans beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-3 in each team’s preseason opener.

The Titans held Atlanta to 139 yards and six first downs in the debut for Falcons coach Arthur Smith, Tennessee’s former offensive coordinator. Woodside started and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Cameron Batson in the second quarter. Barkley’s 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Miller Forristall in the fourth quarter completed the scoring. Atlanta’s AJ McCarron completed 5 of 12 passes for only 36 yards with an interception.

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