Game Notes: Titans vs. Colts

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WHITEHURST STARTS:WithJake Lockerinactive against the Colts with a right wrist injury,Charlie Whitehurst** notched his fifth career start. He was 12-of-23 passing for 177 yards, one touchdown and one interception.  The 2014 free agent acquisition is in his ninth NFL season with the San Diego Chargers (2006-09, 2012-13), Seattle Seahawks (2010-11) and Titans.  He had not started a game since Oct. 30, 2011 as a member of the Seahawks.

CAREER-LONG RUN FOR WHITEHURST: Charlie Whitehurst scrambled for a 23-yard gain in the first quarter to set a career long.  His previous long rush was 14 yards as a member of the Chargers against the Titans on Sept. 17, 2006.  Adding a 13-yard run in the third quarter, his 40 total rushing yards in the contest ranked first on the team and set a new career high (30 vs. St. Louis on Jan. 2, 2011).

BIG PLAYS BY WALKER: In the second quarter, tight end Delanie Walker caught a 31-yard pass from Charlie Whitehurst.  Later in the half, he provided a seven-yard touchdown reception.  It was Walker's third touchdown of 2014 and his team-leading ninth touchdown catch since joining the Titans in 2013.  Walker's 84 receiving yards on the day led the Titans and made up the fourth-highest single-game total of his career.  His five receptions against the Colts tied Kendall Wright for the team lead.

FIRST TOUCHDOWN FOR SANKEY: Late in the third quarter, running back Bishop Sankey scored his first career touchdown, reaching the end zone on a two-yard carry.  The second-round pick concluded the game with 34 rushing yards on six attempts and 23 receiving yards on a pair of catches.

INTERCEPTION BY WOODYARD: Late in the second quarter, linebacker Wesley Woodyard recorded his sixt

h career interception, picking off an Andrew Luckpass.  It was the defensive captain's first interception since joining the Titans as an unrestricted free agent in 2014.

WASHINGTON PASSES JOHNSON: With a 20-yard catch in the second quarter, Nate Washington moved past Chris Johnson (272 career receptions) for 10th place on the team's all-time receptions list. 

METTENBERGER'S FIRST APPEARANCE: Due to Jake Locker's wrist injury, rookie Zach Mettenberger was on the 46-player active list for the first time as the No. 2 quarterback.  The sixth-round pick out of Louisiana State received his first NFL playing time late in the fourth quarter and completed two of his five passes for 17 yards and an interception.

WHISENHUNT'S 100TH GAME: Ken Whisenhunt participated in his 100th career game in the regular season as a head coach, including 96 contests with the Arizona Cardinals and four with the Titans.

KERN'S 100TH GAME: Punter Brett Kern played in his 100th career game.  He saw action in 22 contests with the Denver Broncos from 2008-09 and has played his most recent 78 contests with the Titans.

ROOS TIES BRAZILE: Titans left tackle Michael Roos played in his 147th career game, tying former Oilers linebacker Robert Brazile for 11th place on the franchise's all-time games played list.

MARTIN STARTS FOR PITOITUA: Third-year defensive lineman Mike Martin was in the starting lineup for the third time in his career, filling in for the injured Ropati Pitoitua (knee).

INACTIVES: The Titans' seven inactive players were quarterback Jake Locker, wide receiver Kris Durham, cornerback Brandon Harris, linebacker Akeem Ayers, tackle Byron Stingily, tight end Taylor Thompson and defensive end Ropati Pitoitua.

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