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Game Notes

WINNING RECORD AT LP FIELD: The Titans finished their 2011 home schedule with a 5-3 record.  It marked the eighth time in 13 seasons at LP Field they have posted a winning record at home.  

NO PENALTIES FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1972: The Titans were not whistled for a penalty against the Jaguars.  It marked the fifth time in franchise history and the first time since Oct. 29, 1972 at Cincinnati that the Titans/Oilers played a game without being called for a penalty. 

TITANS FINISH WITH 407 YARDS: The Titans generated 407 total yards against the Jaguars, topping the 400-yard mark for the second time this season.  They recorded a season-high 432 net yards against Baltimore on Sept. 18.

HASSELBECK PASSES FOR 350 YARDS, REACHES 3,000 ON SEASON: Matt Hasselbeck completed 24 of 40 passes for 350 yards and a touchdown.  His 350 yards made up the eighth-highest total of his 13-year career.  On a 55-yard touchdown strike to Jared Cook, he reached the 3,000-yard passing mark for the eighth time in his career.  With one game remaining, Hasselbeck's total of 3,274 passing yards is the most by a Titans quarterback in a season since Steve McNair's 3,387 yards in 2002.  Additionally, his 16 touchdown passes are the most by a Titans quarterback since McNair's 16 in 2005.                                                    

COOK SETS FRANCHISE TIGHT END RECORD: Jared Cook helped seal the victory with his eighth reception of the game, a 29-yard catch on third down late in the fourth quarter.  It gave him 169 yards, which, in addition to setting a new career high and going over 100 yards for the second consecutive week, set a new single-game franchise record for a tight end.  Previously, Dave Casper held the mark for franchise tight ends with 150 receiving yards against Cleveland on Nov. 30, 1980. 

COOK'S 55-YARD TD PUTS HIM OVER 1,000 CAREER YARDS: Titans tight end Jared Cook caught a 55-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, notching the second-longest reception of his career.  The catch also put Cook pas 1,000 career receiving yards.

BIRONAS' 51-YARDER SETS NFL RECORD: Rob Bironas made all three field goals and both extra-point attempts against the Jaguars, including a pair of 51-yarders and one from 35 yards.  His first field goal from 51 yards gave him his ninth consecutive game with a field goal of at least 40 yards, which set a new NFL record.  Previously, Bironas shared the record at eight games with Morten Andersen (1990-91) and Jeff Wilkins (2005-06). With his effort against the Jaguars, he also reached 100 points for the fifth consecutive season. 

BIRONAS MAKES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE FROM 50-PLUS: Rob Bironas added a second 51-yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Titans ahead 20-10.  There now have been four games in franchise history in which a kicker made two field goals of 50-plus yards, and Bironas owns three of those games, along with Tony Zendejas.  With the second field goal against the Jaguars, Bironas set a new single-season franchise record with six total field goals from 50 yards or longer.  After missing a 66-yarder in the season opener, he is a perfect six-of-six from 50-plus.

WASHINGTON REACHES 70 RECEPTIONS: With an eight-yard catch to convert a third down in the fourth quarter, Nate Washington reached the 70-reception mark in 2011, extending his career high for receptions in a season.  It marks the first time since 2004 (Derrick Mason and Drew Bennett) a Titans player reached 70 catches.  With a 12-yard catch in the first quarter against the Jaguars, Washington extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 61 (47 games with the Titans).

WILLIAMS SETS CAREER HIGH IN RECEPTIONS: Wide receiver Damian Williams set a new single-game career high in receptions with eight catches for 83 yards.  He notched a 48-yard reception from Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter for the second-longest catch of his career.

KLUG NOTCHES SEVENTH SACK: In the third quarter, rookie defensive tackle Karl Klug dropped Blaine Gabbert for an 11-yard loss, Klug's team-leading seventh sack of the season.  Since sacks became an official statistic in 1982, Klug's seven sacks are 2 ½ more than any other Titans/Oilers rookie defensive tackle (4.5 by John Thornton in 1999).

GRIFFIN NOTCHES 17TH CAREER INTERCEPTION: In the fourth quarter, with the Jaguars facing a fourth-and-one from the Tennessee nine-yard line, safety Michael Griffin notched his 17th career interception and his second of 2011.

HARPER SCORES FOR FIRST TIME: In the second quarter, Titans rookie Jamie Harper recorded his first career touchdown, scoring on a one-yard run that put the Titans ahead 17-7.  Harper, who grew up in Jacksonville, was a fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Clemson.

TITANS START THREE WIDE RECEIVERS: For the first time this season, the Titans started three wide receivers on offense. Lavelle Hawkins notched his second career start (first since 2008), along with regular starting wideouts Nate Washington and Damian Williams.

HASSELBECK, OFFENSE EXCEL IN FIRST HALF: The Titans' 242 total net yards in the first half tied their highest first-half output this season (Oct. 2 at Cleveland). Also, Matt Hasselbeck's 240 passing yards in the first half were the fourth-most in any particular half during his 13-year career.

TITANS INACTIVES: The Titans' seven inactive players against the Jaguars were quarterback Rusty Smith, fullback Quinn Johnson, linebacker Gerald McRath, center Kevin Matthews, tackle Byron Stingily, defensive tackle Zach Clayton and defensive end William Hayes.  From the group, McRath (knee/ankle) and Hayes (groin) were listed on the injury report leading up to the game.

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