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Game Notes

BABIN NOTCHES EIGHTH SACK: Defensive end Jason Babin, who leads the Titans in sacks, recorded his eighth of the season on the first play of the game.  He tackled Donovan McNabb for a seven-yard loss.

OTTO STARTS: With tight end Craig Stevens out with a knee injury, Mike Otto, a third-year offensive lineman from Purdue, recorded the first start of his career.  Otto lined up as a tight end on the first play. 

JOHNSON PASSES WHITE ON FRANCHISE RUSHING LIST: On his first rushing attempt of the game, a 14-yard carry in the first quarter, Chris Johnson passed Lorenzo White (4,079 yards) for third place on the team's all-time rushing list.

MARIANI SCORES ON PUNT RETURN: Rookie returner Marc Mariani provided the Titans a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, fielding a Hunter Smith punt at the 13-yard line and racing 87 yards for a touchdown.  It tied for the second-longest punt return for a touchdown in franchise history, equaling Billy Johnson's 87-yarder against Cleveland on Oct. 16, 1977.  Only Pacman Jones' 90-yarder at Philadelphia on Nov. 19, 2006 was longer.  Mariani's score was the team's first punt return for a touchdown since Jones' 81-yard touchdown against New England on Dec. 31, 2006.

BIRONAS SETS FRANCHISE RECORD: With a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter, Rob Bironas set a new franchise record with 20 consecutive games with at least one field goal.  He broke his own franchise record of 19 consecutive games with a field goal, set in 2006-07.

NICE MOMENT: During a timeout in the first half, Jodi Foster and her daughter, Kayla, were brought to the field to watch a video message from their husband and father, 101st Airborne Sgt. Mark Foster.  Sgt. Foster had been deployed in Afghanistan, and to his family's knowledge, he was still there.  After the video message, however, Sgt. Foster gave his family a surprise and appeared on the field, where he was quickly embraced.  The surprise was part of the team's Veterans Day tribute.

BIRONAS EXTENDS ANOTHER STREAK: With consecutive field goals of 25, 32 and 40 yards, Rob Bironas extended his streak of field goals without a miss to 15.  That qualifies as the fifth-longest streak in franchise history, past Al Del Greco's streak of 14 consecutive field goals from 1999 to 2000.  Bironas shares the club record with Del Greco of 20 consecutive field goals made. 

ROOKIE SMITH SEES FIRST ACTION: Rookie quarterback Rusty Smith received the first playing time of his career after Vince Young left the contest with a thumb injury in the third quarter.  Smith, a sixth-round draft choice from Florida Atlantic, recorded a 52-yard pass to Nate Washington for the first completion of his career.  He totaled three completions for 62 yards with one interception on nine attempts.

WASHINGTON GOES OVER 100: For the second time in three games, wide receiver Nate Washington went over the 100-yard receiving mark.  He crossed the barrier with a 52-yard reception from Rusty Smith in the fourth quarter.  Washington caught five total passes and tied his career high with 117 yards.  He previously set his career high of 117 receiving yards on Oct. 31 at San Diego.

FORD GETS THIRD SACK OF SEASON: With less than five minutes remaining in a game and the Redskins facing a third-and-four at the Titans' 35, Donovan McNabb stumbled behind center.  He was quickly tackled by Jacob Ford, who was credited with his third sack of the season.  Ford now has 15.5 sacks in four NFL seasons.

JOHNSON TOPS 100 AGAIN: Chris Johnson totaled 21 carries for 130 yards against the Redskins, giving him six games in 2010 in which he topped 100 yards and 22 career 100-yard games.  Also, Johnson now has a streak of eight consecutive 100-yard efforts in November games, dating back to a Thanksgiving performance in Detroit in 2008. 

NINE TOTAL FIELD GOALS ATTEMPED: There were nine total field goals attempted in the game between the two clubs.  Redskins kicker Graham Gano connected on four of six attempts, while Titans kicker Rob Bironas made all three of his attempts.  In Titans/Oilers history, there has been just one game in which more field goals were tried.  The nine attempts tied for second behind a 10-attempt game against Buffalo on Dec. 5, 1965.  The Titans and Patriots also combined for nine attempts at New England on Oct. 5, 2003.

INTERCONFERENCE WINNING STREAK COMES TO AN END: With their 19-16 loss to the Redskins, the Titans' 12-game winning streak against teams from the NFC came to an end.  The streak, which dated back to 2007, was the fourth-longest interconference winning streak since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.  It trailed only 13-game streaks by the 1978-81 Miami Dolphins and 1987-90 New Orleans Saints and a 17-game run by the 2005-09 New England Patriots.

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