Titans-Colts Postgame Notes

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TEAM NOTES

• For the third time in four seasons under head coach Mike Vrabel, the Titans won two of their first three games of the season.

• The win gave the Titans four consecutive wins in AFC South games dating back to 2020. 

• The announced paid attendance was 67,914, the largest announced crowd for a game at Nissan Stadium since 68,864 fans were announced for the Titans-Chiefs game on Nov. 10, 2019. 

• The Titans overcame a minus-three turnover margin to defeat the Colts. It was the team's first time to lose the turnover battle by three or more and win the game since Oct. 7, 2007, when they won against the Atlanta Falcons with a minus-three differential. 

• The Titans outgained the Colts 368 yards to 265 yards, including 180 rushing yards by the Titans to the 87 by the Colts. 

• The Titans' six total punts in 2021 are tied for the fewest in franchise history through three games and the fewest since the Oilers had six punts during the first three games of 1992. 

TEAM NOTES – OFFENSE 

• The Titans had nine different players catch at least one pass and five different players record at least one rushing attempt. 

• The Titans offense converted half of its attempts on third down, going six-of-12. On the season the unit has converted 17 of 40 attempts (42.5 percent). They added a conversion on their only fourth-down attempt against the Colts. 

• The Titans won the time-of-possession battle 34:06 to 25:54. The Titans, who had a 42:33 time of possession in Week 2 at Seattle, now have a season average of 33:27 through three games. 

TEAM NOTES – DEFENSE 

• The Titans defense allowed only 265 net yards against the Colts, the lowest output by a Titans opponent since the defense allowed 260 yards at the New York Giants on Dec. 16, 2018. 

• The Titans defense limited the Colts to three conversions on 12 third-down attempts. The 25 percent third-down rate was the best for the Titans defense since Nov. 8, 2020 against Chicago (13.3 percent; 2-15). 

• The Titans defense limited the Colts to one touchdown on three trips inside the red zone. Additionally, the Colts did not score on either of their goal-to-go possessions. 

OLB OLA ADENIYI

• Established career highs with 1.5 sacks and four tackles. 

• Recorded his second consecutive game with a sack, taking down Carson Wentz for a six-yard loss in the second quarter. He later shared a 10-yard sack with Harold Landry III in the third quarter. 

K RANDY BULLOCK

• Booted a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and made all three extra points during the game. 

S DANE CRUIKSHANK

• Registered his first career start at safety and set a career high with six tackles. 

ILB RASHAAN EVANS

• Tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss. 

RB DERRICK HENRY

• Recorded 28 rushing attempts for 113 yards and added three receptions for 31 yards. It was his 25th career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season and playoffs, and his second consecutive game to reach the 100-yard rushing mark.

• Registered his sixth consecutive divisional game with at least 100 rushing yards, dating back to the 2020 season. He is now averaging 97.6 rushing yards per divisional game during his career, which is second in NFL history (Barry Sanders) among players with at least 30 career divisional games. 

• Registered a 19-yard run in the first quarter to set up a touchdown three plays later. 

• Rushed for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. It was his second career two-point conversion. 

• With 7,010 career scrimmage yards (6,213 rushing and 797 receiving), he passed Ken Burrough (6,965) for the sixth-highest total in franchise history.  

• In a two-week span, Henry produced 381 scrimmage yards on 72 scrimmage touches. He had 144 yards on 31 scrimmage touches against the Colts after compiling 237 yards on 41 scrimmage touches in Week 2 at Seattle. 

WR JULIO JONES

• Totaled three receptions for 47 yards, including a 25-yard catch in the second quarter. 

• Extended his streak to 130 consecutive individual games with at least one reception. 

• With 13,100 career receiving yards, he passed Steve Largent (13,089 yards) for 18th place on the NFL's career leaderboard. 

OLB HAROLD LANDRY III

• Shared a 10-yard sack with Ola Adeniyi in the third quarter. It gave him 1.5 sacks in 2021 and 20.5 career sacks. 

• Totaled four tackles in the contest. 

• Appeared in his 50th career game. In doing so, he joined Jevon Kearse as the only players to get at least 20 sacks for the organization in their first 50 NFL games since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

ILB DAVID LONG JR.

• Started and tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss. 

RB JEREMY McNICHOLS

• Totaled one reception for a 10-yard touchdown, two rushing attempts for six yards, and two kickoff returns for 31 yards. 

• Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill in the fourth quarter. It was his first career touchdown reception (second overall touchdown). 

WR CHESTER ROGERS

• Caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill in the first quarter. It was his first touchdown reception in a Titans uniform and his sixth career touchdown catch. 

• Totaled 44 yards on three punt returns, including returns of 12 yards and 18 yards in the first quarter and 14 yards in the third quarter. 

TE GEOFF SWAIM

• Totaled three receptions for 27 yards, including a 26-yard catch in the second quarter. 

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

• Completed 18 of 27 passes for 197 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 94.2. It was his 24th career game with at least three touchdown passes. 

• Tied his career high with 56 rushing yards on five attempts. He converted a third down with a 17-yard run in the first quarter and added a 28-yard run in the third quarter. The last time he had 56 rushing yards was as a member of the Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh on Dec. 8, 2013. 

• All three touchdown passes were delivered to players with whom he had never previously connected for a touchdown: a six-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Chester Rogers in the first quarter, an 18-yarder to wide receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine in the second quarter and a 10-yarder to running back Jeremy McNichols in the fourth quarter. 

WR NICK WESTBROOK-IKHINE

• Established career highs and led the team with four receptions for 53 yards, including a touchdown. 

• Scored his first career touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in the second quarter. 

• Drew a 30-yard pass interference penalty in the fourth quarter to help set up a touchdown three plays later.

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