It's a Strike: How the Titans Executed Sunday's Bowling Celebration to Perfection


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the bowling alley, Titans receiver Tajae Sharpe says he's no slouch.

"I am pretty decent," Sharpe said on Wednesday. "I get a couple of strikes here and there."

On the football field, well, he's not bad there either when it comes to knocking down pins.

In Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Eagles, Sharpe and the Titans executed the bowling celebration to perfection.

Using the football as a bowling ball, and his teammates as pins, Sharpe rolled a strike after his 11-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. With lineman Quinton Spain, quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back Dion Lewis at the front, Sharpe rolled the ball toward them and his teammates all fell down.

It turns out the players practiced it in Friday's practice.

"We just kind of came up with the idea, and whoever scored was going to be the bowler," Sharpe said on Wednesday. "I immediately called the guys over, and we did it. It was fun, and I think it turned out good.

"Fans and everybody seem to have loved it. And when you come out with a win, it makes it better."

Safety Kevin Byard, part of a choreographed dance celebration last year, was among those impressed.

"It was pretty cool," Byard said. "A lot of times you practice celebrations, and then you might not get a chance to do it. And then you sometimes might forget to do it. I liked it. I think they pulled it off great."

The Tennessee Titans take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 of the 2018 season on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

The Tennessee Titans celebrate after they improve to 3-1 with a 26-23 overtime victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)