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Stephon Gilmore owns up to poor performance vs. Titans

Ryan Hannable
November 12, 2018 - 10:55 am

Going into Sunday's game against the Titans, Stephon Gilmore was among the top cornerbacks in the entire NFL, which was why his subpar performance was so surprising.

Gilmore drew Corey Davis much of the game and Marcus Mariota had a ton of success throwing his way. Davis finished with seven catches on 10 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown, as well as drawing two defensive pass interference penalties against Gilmore.

"I could have won that matchup a little bit more, but he made some plays today," Gilmore said to reporters afterwards. "I have to give my hats off to them."

Typically, opposing quarterbacks don't throw much at Gilmore, but he wasn't surprised how many times Mariota threw his way.

"I wasn't surprised. [Mariota] goes to him on film," he said. "He just made some plays today."

In the other locker room, Davis indicated he was confident going into the game.

"Going in, I knew I could win some of my battles today," Davis said. "I did that a few times today and Marcus was dropping dimes all day, and we came out with a win."

The loss snapped a six-game win streak for the Patriots, as they will enter the bye week 7-3.

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