Game Notes

100TH REGULAR SEASON GAME AT LP FIELD: The Titans played their 100th regular season game at LP Field and improved to 63-37 in those games.

FIRST WIN AGAINST COLTS SINCE 2008: With their 27-10 victory, the Titans broke a five-game losing streak to the Colts.  The last time the Titans defeated their AFC South adversary was Oct. 27, 2008.

TITANS WITH 30 RUSHING ATTEMPTS: The Titans totaled 31 rushing attempts for 96 yards as a team, giving them their first game of 2011 with 30 or more carries.  From 1999 through 2011, the Titans are 87-15 (.853) overall and 46-7 (.868) at home when they record 30 or more rushing attempts.

FOURTH-DOWN STOPS: The Titans defense stopped the Colts on fourth-and-goal on two separate occasions.  Overall on fourth downs in 2011, Titans opponents are a collective three-of-11 (27.3 percent).

HASSELBECK'S RATING 98.5: Matt Hasselbeck completed 23 of 33 passes for 224 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions for a passer rating of 98.5, marking the fifth time in seven games the quarterback's rating has been 93.0 or higher.  In his career, when his passer rating has been 95.0 or higher, his teams are 41-7.

RINGER TOPS 100 TOTAL YARDS: Running back Javon Ringer totaled 14 carries for a team-high 60 yards and also led the team with five receptions for 42 yards.  With 102 total yards, it marked the third-year running back's first career game with 100 or more yards of total offense.

JONES NOTCHES SACK: Jason Jones helped end a Colts drive in the first quarter with a one-yard sack of Curtis Painter on third-and-five.  It gave Jones two sacks in 2011 and 14.5 sacks in his four-year career.

MARIANI PROVIDES BIG PUNT RETURN: In the first quarter, Marc Mariani fielded a Pat McAfee punt and returned it 26 yards, his longest of the 2011 season.

KLUG NOTCHES THIRD SACK: In the second quarter, rookie defensive tackle Karl Klug notched his third sack to take the team lead in 2011. The sack led to a blocked punt for the Titans on the next play.

SPECIAL TEAMS TOUCHDOWN: In the second quarter, Patrick Bailey blocked a Pat McAfee punt, and Jason McCourty recovered the ball in the end zone for his first career touchdown.  It was the Titans' second blocked punt in the last three weeks (Tim Shaw at Pittsburgh, 10/9). The last time the Titans scored a touchdown off a blocked punt was Sept. 14, 2008 at Cincinnati, when Keith Bulluck blocked a punt and recovered for a touchdown.

COLTS STARTING DRIVE POSITION: The Titans won the early starting field position battle, as the Colts began their first six drives at their own 8, 12, 13, 7, 16 and 20-yard lines.  The Colts had 14 total drives in the game with an average start at their own 20-yard line.

TWO KEY CATCHES BY WILLIAMS IN FIRST HALF: In the first half, a pair of key catches by Damian Williams led to eventual Titans field goals.  He converted a third down with a 27-yard catch (second-longest of his career) in the first quarter, and in the second quarter, he notched a 26-yard reception on a play that also drew a personal foul penalty on Colts safety David Caldwell for his hit on Williams. Williams finished the game with four receptions for a team-high 60 yards.

BIRONAS BOOTS TWO FROM 50-PLUS YARDS: Rob Bironas provided a 3-0 lead in the first quarter with a 51-yard field goal.  Then, he added a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter.  It marked the second time in his career (Nov. 23, 2009 at Houston) he recorded two field goals in a game of 50 or more yards. The kicker now has 17 career field goals of 50-plus yards.

INTERCEPTION BY GRIFFIN: In the second quarter, Michael Griffin recorded an interception of a Curtis Painter pass, giving him his first interception in 2011 and the 16th interception of his career.  His total ties him for 17th in team history in career interceptions.

COOK'S BIG PLAY: On third-and-six in the second quarter, Jared Cook caught a 32-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck for the team's longest reception of the game.  It gave the third-year tight end four career receptions of 30-plus yards, including three-such plays in 2011.

WASHINGTON WITH A CAREER FIRST: Late in the first half, wide receiver Nate Washington took a swing pass from Matt Hasselbeck, which was ruled a lateral, and scored on a three-yard run.  It was Washington's first career rushing touchdown, in addition to his 25 career receiving touchdowns.

WASHINGTON SCORES FOR SECOND TIME: In the fourth quarter, Matt Hasselbeck found Nate Washington for a 14-yard touchdown pass.  The score gave Washington his third career game with two touchdowns (Nov. 5, 2007 vs. Baltimore; Dec. 20, 2007 at St. Louis).

RUUD INTERCEPTION: In the fourth quarter, middle linebacker Barrett Ruud picked off a Curtis Painter pass that was initially batted in the air by defensive lineman Jason Jones.  It was Ruud's seventh career interception and first as a member of the Titans.

MORGAN RECORDS START: Defensive end Derrick Morgan recorded his first career start in the victory over the Colts.  The team's first-round pick in 2010, who was placed on injured reserve with an ACL tear four games into his rookie season, had played in nine career games but had yet to notch a start.

SCOTT KEEPS STARTING STREAK ALIVE: Right guard Jake Scott was listed as questionable for the game after suffering a stinger (neck injury) in Thursday's practice.  But he suited up against his former team to start for the 111th consecutive time, which stands as the second-longest current streak among all NFL guards (112 by Brandon Moore, N.Y. Jets).

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