A Look Back at Milestones Reached in 2014


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Several Titans reached milestones or moved up on all-time franchise lists in the first 15 games of 2014. Here's a look back at some of them:

• The Titans reached 400 all-time wins in the regular season with their Week 1 victory at Kansas City.

• The Titans' sell-out streak at LP Field is now at 164 consecutive games, including the season finale against Indianapolis.

• The Titans defense has 17 players with at least one sack in 2014, tying the 1986 squad for the most Titans/Oilers players with at least one sack in a season since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

• Running back Shonn Greene reached 4,000 career rushing yards.

• Safety Michael Griffin moved into a tie with Zeke Moore for ninth place in team history with 24 career interceptions.

• Safety Michael Griffin (804 career tackles) passed Marcus Robertson (700 career tackles), Steve Kiner (738), Ray Childress (784) and Blaine Bishop (788) to move into seventh place on the team's all-time tackles list. In passing Bishop, he became the top-tackling safety in team history. He also became the seventh player in franchise history to reach 800 tackles.

• Punter Brett Kern moved past Cliff Parsley (431) for third place on the team's career punts list.

• Quarterback Jake Locker (4,829 career passing yards) passed Matt Hasselbeck for ninth place on the franchise's top 10 passing yards list.

• Quarterback Zach Mettenberger became the third quarterback in franchise history to start six or more games as a rookie, joining Dan Pastorini (eight in 1971) and Vince Young (13 in 2006). He became the first of the trio to complete a touchdown pass in each of his first five starts.

• Quarterback Zach Mettenberger set a single-game rookie record for the franchise with 345 passing yards at Philadelphia on Nov. 23. His 299 yards against Houston on Oct. 26—his first career start—rank third in team annals among rookies. Against Pittsburgh on Nov. 17, he passed for 263 yards, a record for a rookie on Monday Night Football.

• At Baltimore on Nov. 9, quarterback Zach Mettenberger, left tackle Taylor Lewan and running back Bishop Sankey became the team's first rookie quarterback/left tackle/running back trio to start in the same game for the franchise since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

• Tackle Michael Roos (148 career games) moved into 11th place in franchise history in games played and fifth place among franchise offensive linemen.

• Tight end Delanie Walker reached 200 receptions for his career.

• Tight end Delanie Walker (847 receiving yards currently in 2014) set a franchise record among tight ends for most receiving yards in a season.

• Wide receiver Nate Washington (307 receptions with the Titans) moved past Chris Johnson (272) and Drew Bennett (273) for ninth place on the franchise's all-time receptions list

• Wide receiver Nate Washington (4,591 receiving yards with the Titans) passed Drew Bennett (4,033) for eighth place on the team's all-time receiving yards list.

• Wide receiver Nate Washington (6,296 career receiving yards) became the fifth undrafted player in the seven-round draft era (1994–present) to reach 6,000 career receiving yards, joining Rod Smith, Antonio Gates, Wes Welker and Wayne Chrebet.

• Linebacker Avery Williamson has 101 tackles through 15 games, more than every rookie in the "Titans era" (since 1999) other than Alterraun Verner, who had 103 tackles as a rookie in 2010.

• Wide receiver Kendall Wright became the 15th player in franchise history to reach 200 career receptions. He became the fastest Titans/Oilers player to reach the mark, accomplishing the feat in his 41st career game, beating the 42 games it took Charlie Hennigan.


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