Titans/Chiefs game notes

FRANCHISE RUSHING DAY:  The Titans rushed for a franchise-record 332 yards, breaking the previous mark of 296 yards dating back to 1977.
TWO 100-YARD RUSHERS: LenDale White (17-149) andChris Johnson(18-168)*became the first players in franchise history to record at least 100 rushing yards in the same game sinceRob Carpenter (14-149) andRonnie Coleman (15-101) accomplished the feat Nov. 27, 1977 vs. Kansas City.
WHITE SETS CAREER HIGH IN TOUCHDOWNS IN A SEASON:Running backLenDale White scored a career-high three touchdowns.  He crossed the goal line on a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that put the Titans ahead 10-0 and followed that with a two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, White ripped off a career-long 80-yard run  They were White's sixth, seventh and eighth touchdowns in six games this season.  It was the second time this season and in his career he recorded a multiple-touchdown game.  With his seventh score, the third-year player tied his career high for touchdowns in a season which he set in 2007 with six.  White's 80-yard run was the 4th-longest run in franchise history and surpassed his previous long run of 28 yards at Houston 10-21-07. White also established a career-high with 149 rushing yards, breaking his previous high of 133 yards vs. Oakland 10-28-07. It marked the sixth 100-yard rushing game of White's career. Eddie George was the  last Titan to score three rushing touchdowns in a game (12-17-00) at Cleveland. 
ROOKIE JOHNSON HAS CAREER DAY: Rookie RBChris Johnsonrushed for a career-high 168 yards in Sunday's victory, breaking his previous mark of 109 yards at Cincinnati (9-14-08). Johnson scored on a career-long 66-yard run, breaking his previous long run of 51 yards at Cincinnati.

COLLINS PASSES KELLY:In the first quarter, Titans quarterbackKerry CollinspassedJim Kellyfor 14 th place on the NFL's all-time passing yards list.  Collins completed a 10-yard pass to tight endAlge Crumpler
* to move past Kelly, a former Buffalo Bill who threw for 35,467 yards during his career.

CRUMPLER'S LONGEST CATCH AS A TITAN: In the first quarter, tight end Alge Crumpler caught a 28-yard pass that gave the Titans a first-and-goal at the six-yard line.  It was Crumpler's longest reception in six games with the Titans.

FIRST QUARTER OPPONENT TOUCHDOWNS: The Titans did not allow the Chiefs to score in the first quarter.  It continued an impressive streak for the Titans defense.  They have not allowed an opponent to score a touchdown since Dec. 2, 2007, a string of 10 consecutive regular season games.  The Chiefs game was the fourth time in six games this season the Titans did not allow their opponents to score at all in the first quarter. 

SHARED SACK: Keith Bulluck and Dave Ball combined to sack Damon Huard in the third quarter. It was Bulluck's first half sack of the season, giving him 18 career sacks. For Ball, it was the first half sack of his career. FIRST-HALF SHUTOUT: The Titans did not allow the Chiefs to score in the first half.  It was their first first-half shutout in a regular season game since accomplishing the feat Dec. 9 against the San Diego Chargers.  The Titans also recorded a first-half shutout in their playoff game at San Diego on Jan. 6.

IRON MAN BULLUCK: LB Keith Bulluck started his 103rd consecutive game, the longest active streak of any Titans player.

MAKING HISTORY: P Craig Hentrich passed John James (1,083) for the 10th highest number of punts in an NFL career.

CONNECTIONS: This week's Titans-Chiefs connections included Gunther Cunningham, linebackers coach for the Titans from 2001-03 and now the defensive coordinator for the Chiefs, and quarterback Ingle Martin, a Nashville native who spent time on the Titans roster from 2007-08. FIRST CAREER CATCH: Lavelle Hawkins recorded his first career reception on a 3-yard catch in the first quarter.
BIRONAS FIELD GOAL STREAK: Kicker Rob Bironas made his first two field goal attempts against the Chiefs, connecting from 49 and 46 yards.  The successful attempts gave Bironas 18 consecutive made field goals, tying him with Al Del Greco (1995-96) for the third-longest field goal streak in club history.  Bironas' personal best, also the second-longest streak in franchise history, was 19 straight field goals in 2007.  Del Greco holds the team record with 20 consecutive field goals from 1998-99.
HAYNESWORTH MATCHES CAREER HIGH: On the final play of the third quarter, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth sacked Damon Huard for an eight-yard loss.  With the sack, Haynesworth matched his career high of six sacks in a season, set in 2007.  The sack gave him 21.5 career quarterback takedowns.  
TITANS CONTINUE TO WIN:With the win, the Titans accomplished the following: they are 6-0 for the first time in franchise history; have an NFL-leading streak of nine consecutive regular season victories (third best in team history); and have not allowed an opposing team to score more than 17 points in nine consecutive regular season games (first in team history).
CONSECUTIVE WINS AT KANSAS CITY:Sunday's win over the Chiefs marked only the second time in Titans history the team has won consecutive games at Kansas City.  They also beat the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium in December 2007.  The only other time the Titans won two in a row at Kansas City was in consecutive wins in 1975 and 1978. 
TITANS WIN FIRST THREE ROAD GAMES: With Sunday's win at Kansas City, the Titans have won their first three road games of 2008.  Only once before in franchise history has the team won their initial three road games.  They accomplished the feat in 1975, when they won three on the road before dropping their fourth road game of the season.  In 1970, they won their first two road games and reached a tie in their third road contest, the only other time besides 1975 and 2008 in which they went unbeaten in their first three road games.
FISHER MOVING UP LIST:Titans head coach Jeff Fisher recorded his 126th career victory, tying him with Dick Vermeil for 23rd place in NFL history.

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