MUNCHAK GETS FIRST WIN: The Titans' 26-13 win over the Ravens gave Mike Munchak his first career win. It also improved Matt Hasselbeck's career record as a starter to 70-63 and gave the Titans a record of 8-5 in 13 home openers at LP Field.
MOST YARDS EVER AGAINST THE RAVENS: The Titans gained 432 total net yards against the Ravens, including 358 net passing yards and 74 rushing yards. It was the highest yardage total in team history against the Ravens, surpassing the previous high of 402 yards on Nov. 24, 2002. The Titans' 432 yards last week also qualified as the team's highest output since Dec. 13, 2009 against St. Louis.
HASSELBECK'S BIG DAY: Matt Hasselbeck completed 30 of 42 passes for 358 yards, one touchdown, one interception and a passer rating of 95.1. For the 22nd time in his career and his first time as a member of the Titans, he reached the 300-yard passing mark in a game. Since the start of the 2005 season, his 358 yards rank second for the Titans in a single game (387 by Vince Young on 11/29/09). On an 11-yard pass to Nate Washington in the second quarter, he went over the 30,000-yard passing mark for his career, becoming the 33rd player in NFL history to reach the plateau. Only one other player in franchise history, Warren Moon, has hit the 30,000-yard mark while with the Oilers or Titans. Hasselbeck now has 45 career games with a passer rating of 95.0 or greater, and his teams are 38-7 in those games. His 621 passing yards are the most by a Titans/Oilers quarterback through a season's first two weeks since Warren Moon's 691 in 1992.
BRITT LEADS RECEIVERS: *Wide receiver *Kenny Britt set a career high with nine receptions for 135 yards against the Ravens. Late in the second quarter, he caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck. It gave Britt his fourth consecutive game with at least one touchdown reception (dating back to Dec. 26 at Kansas City), which ties for fourth in franchise history. On a 13-yard reception in the third quarter, Britt went over 100 receiving yards for the second consecutive week and the sixth time in his career. His 135 yards against the Ravens ranked third in his three-year career. His previous career high in receptions was seven, a number he reached three previous times (last vs. Philadelphia, 10/24/10). Britt's 271 receiving yards over the first two weeks of the season (136 at Jacksonville, 9/11/11) are 2nd in franchise history through first 2 weeks, behind only Charley Hennigan, who had 347 in 1962.
OFFENSIVE LINE DOES NOT ALLOW SACK: The Titans offensive line did not allow a sack against a Ravens defense that recorded four sacks in Week 1 against the Steelers.
VERNER GETS FOURTH INTERCEPTION: Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner recorded his fourth career interception in the first quarter. The second-year player stepped in front of a Joe Flacco pass that was intended for Lee Evans. Verner picked off three passes as a rookie in 2010.
ROOKIE FORCES TWO FUMBLES: On a Ricky Williams carry in the second quarter, Titans rookie defensive tackle Karl Klug knocked the ball loose, and safety Jordan Babineaux was there for the fumble recovery. Babineaux was starting the game in place of the injured Chris Hope. Klug struck again later in the second quarter. He sacked Joe Flacco and was credited with his second forced fumble of the game.
BALL, MORGAN ON THE BOARD: Defensive end Dave Ball recorded his first sack of the season (12.5 in career) in the second quarter, dropping Joe Flacco for a four-yard loss. Defensive end Derrick Morgan recorded a sack on the final play of the game.
DEFENSE GETS OFF TO STRONG START: The Titans defense started strong against the Ravens. Prior to a Ravens touchdown drive that ended with 4:38 on the clock in the second quarter, the Ravens had five offensive possessions. None of the drives lasted more than five plays, and three lasted only three plays. Two of the drives ended in Titans takeaways.
RINGER SCORES ON 4TH-AND-INCHES: On the opening drive of the third quarter, the Titans faced a fourth-and-inches from the Baltimore 10-yard line. Running back Javon Ringer took a pitch from Matt Hasselbeck and scampered 10 yards for his third career rushing touchdown. Ringer was seeing his first action since the first week of the preseason due to hip and back injuries.
McCOURTY'S THIRD CAREER INTERCEPTION: In the fourth quarter, Jason McCourty notched the third interception of his career. On a Joe Flacco pass that was tipped by Cortland Finnegan, McCourty snared the ball and returned it 30 yards.
BIRONAS MAKES FOUR FIELD GOALS: For the eighth time in his career, Titans kicker Rob Bironas made four or more field goals in a game. He made four out of five attempts, connecting from 25, 43, 39 and 33 yards. It was the 21st time in his career he made three or more field goals in a game.
QUINN JOHNSON GETS FIRST CATCH ON FOURTH-AND-ONE: The Titans traded with the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 3 to acquire fullback Quinn Johnson. Against the Ravens, he caught his first pass as a member of the team in a critical situation. In the fourth quarter, facing a fourth-and-one from the Baltimore 31-yard line, he caught a pass from Matt Hasselbeck and turned it into a 13-yard gain for a first down.
NATE WASHINGTON MATCHES CAREER HIGH: Nate Washington's seven receptions tied his career high, and his 99 receiving yards ranked third in his career.
HOPE'S STARTING STREAK ENDS: Titans safety Chris Hope missed the game with a shoulder injury, ending a 49-game starting streak. Hope, who had been in the lineup every game since Sept. 7, 2008, was tied with Jake Scott for the team's second-longest starting streak entering the contest (97 starts by Michael Roos).