Game Notes

FISHER PASSES OWEN: With his 271st career game, including playoffs, Jeff Fisher passed New York Giants head coach Steve Owen for eighth place on the NFL's all-time list of games by a head coach with one team.

WASHINGTON TIES CAREER HIGH: Wide receiver Nate Washington gave the Titans an early 7-0 lead with a three-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.  Washington tied his career high, set in 2009, with his sixth touchdown of the season.

BIRONAS PASSES ZENDEJAS ON CAREER PATs LIST: With his first extra point of the game in the first quarter, Rob Bironas passed Tony Zendejas (197 career PATs) for sole possession of third place in franchise history for most career extra points.

SHAW STOPS FOSTER ON FOURTH DOWN: On the Texans' first drive, they faced a fourth-and-one from the Tennessee 35.  The Texans handed the ball to the NFL's leading rusher, Arian Foster.  However, Tim Shaw, who was in the game in the Titans' four-linebacker package, stuffed Foster in the backfield for a four-yard loss.

BRITT GRABS TIPPED BALL FOR 59 YARDS: In the first quarter, Kerry Collins launched a deep pass that was tipped downfield by Texans safety Troy NolanKenny Britt, streaking behind Nolan, caught the ball in stride for a gain of 59 yards.  The reception was the second-longest of Britt's career (80 vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2010).

GAGE SCORES ON FOURTH DOWN: Up 7-0 in the first quarter, the Titans faced a fourth-and-goal at the one-yard line. Kerry Collins lofted a pass to the back left pylon, where Justin Gage made the grab for his first touchdown reception of the season and the 16th touchdown of his career.

C.J. SCORES 11TH TOUCHDOWN OF SEASON: Chris Johnson scored his 11th touchdown of the season and the 34th rushing touchdown of his career.  He gave the Titans a 21-0 lead with an 11-yard run in the first quarter.

TOUCHDOWNS ON FIRST THREE POSSESSIONS: The Titans scored touchdowns on their first three offensive possessions of the game for only the second time in the Titans era (1999-present).  The only other time it happened in that period of time was the last time the Titans played the Texans at LP Field, Sept. 20, 2009. 

TITANS SCORE 21 IN FIRST QUARTER: For only the third time since the 1991 season, the Titans scored 21 points in the first quarter.  The last time it happened was Nov. 27, 2008 at Detroit.

COLLINS HAS HOT START: Kerry Collins directed touchdown drives on the team's first three possessions of the game.  He finished two of those drives with touchdown passes, and his first-quarter statistics included seven completions, 141 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 146.8.  It was the first time in his career he completed two touchdown passes in the first quarter. The two scores gave him five touchdown passes in three quarters, dating back to the second half the previous week against Indianapolis.

TITANS INACTIVES: Titans inactives against the Texans were QB Rusty Smith (third quarterback), S Vincent Fuller, S Robert Johnson, LB David Thornton, T Troy Kropog, TE Bo Scaife, WR Lavelle Hawkins and DT Sen'Derrick Marks. It marked the first game Scaife was inactive since Sept. 27, 2009 at the New York Jets.

VERNER NOTCHES THIRD INTERCEPTION: With less than a minute remaining in the first half, rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner notched his third interception of the season.  He picked off a Matt Schaub pass that was intended for Andre Johnson and returned the ball 19 yards, setting up a field goal by Rob Bironas.  Verner ranks second on the squad in interceptions behind Michael Griffin (four).

BIRONAS HITS 18TH IN A ROW: Rob Bironas made his 18th consecutive field goal without a miss, hitting a 30-yarder as time expired in the first half.  He tied Al Del Greco (1995-96) for the fourth-longest field goal streak in team history.

TITANS HOLD TEXANS TO FOUR RUSHING YARDS IN FIRST HALF: In the first half, the Titans held the Texans to a franchise-low four total rushing yards in the first half.  The Texans had 95 total net yards in the first half. 

BRITT OVER 100: With a 16-yard catch in the third quarter, wide receiver Kenny Britt went over the 100-yard mark for the fourth time in his career and the second time in 2010.  He finished the game with six receptions for 128 yards, leading the team in both categories.

JOHNSON 10TH NFL PLAYER WITH 1,200 RUSHING YARDS IN FIRST THREE SEASONS: With a 42-yard run in the third quarter, Chris Johnson went over the 1,200-yard mark.  He became the 10th player in NFL history to reach the mark in his first three NFL seasons, joining Eric Dickerson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eddie George, Earl Campbell, Clinton Portis, Barry Sanders, Ottis Anderson, Jamal Lewis and Adrian Peterson.

BIRONAS GETS 100TH POINT OF SEASON: With an extra point in the third quarter, Rob Bironasreached 100 points for the fourth consecutive season.  He joinsAl Del Greco(1995-00) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

GAGE GRABS ONSIDE KICK: With the Titans ahead by 14 points with less than seven minutes remaining, the Texans attempted an onside kick.  However, Justin Gage stepped in front of the kick to give the Titans the ball in Houston territory. 

TITANS HOLD FOSTER TO SEASON LOW: Texans running back Arian Foster entered the game as the NFL's leading rusher.  However, the Titans held him to a season low of 15 yards on 11 carries (1.4 average).  The Texans totaled 30 rushing yards on 17 attempts.

SCHAUB ATTEMPTS 54 PASSES AGAINST TITANS: With their rushing game stalled, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub attempted 54 passes in the game, completing 35 for 325 yards.  His attempts total ties a record for the most passes ever attempted against the Oilers/Titans, equaling Eric Zeier's total for Cleveland on Nov. 5, 1995.

COLLINS POSTS BACK-TO-BACK GAMES WITH A 100 PASSER RATING: For the second consecutive week, Titans quarterback Kerry Collins topped 100 in passing efficiency.  He completed 14 of 24 passes for 237 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 102.3.  In the previous game against the Colts, his passer rating was 113.6.  It marks the first time since Weeks 10-11 of the 2008 season Collins posted back-to-back ratings of 100 or greater.

JOHNSON OVER 100 YARDS AGAIN: Chris Johnson totaled 24 carries for 130 yards and one touchdown against the Texans.  It marked the 24th 100-yard rushing game of his career and his eighth of 2010.

C.J. FIFTH IN NFL HISTORY FOR RUSHING YARDS IN FIRST THREE SEASONS: Chris Johnson's 130 rushing yards against the Texans gave him 4,501 career rushing yards.  With two games to play in the season, Johnson is now ranked fifth in NFL history in rushing yards gained in a player's first three seasons.  Against the Texans, Johnson passed Adrian Peterson, who totaled 4,484 rushing yards in his first three campaigns (2007-09).  LaDainian Tomlinson is fourth on the list at 4,564 yards (2001-03), 63 yards more than Johnson's current total. 

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