Titans First-Half Notes

HOPE'S STARTING STREAK ENDS: Titans safety Chris Hope missed the game with a shoulder injury, ending a 49-game starting streak.  Hope, who had been in the lineup every game since Sept. 7, 2008, was tied with Jake Scott for the team's second-longest starting streak entering the contest (97 starts by Michael Roos).

VERNER GETS FOURTH INTERCEPTION: Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner recorded his fourth career interception in the first quarter. The second-year player stepped in front of a Joe Flacco pass that was intended for Lee Evans. Verner picked off three passes as a rookie in 2010.

ROOKIE FORCES FUMBLE: On a Ricky Williams carry in the second quarter, Titans rookie defensive tackle Karl Klug knocked the ball loose, and safety Jordan Babineaux was there for the fumble recovery.  Babineaux was starting the game in place of the injured Chris Hope.

HASSELBECK REACHES 30,000: On an 11-yard pass to Nate Washington in the second quarter, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck went over the 30,000-yard passing mark for his career.  He became the 33rd player in NFL history to reach the plateau.  Only one other player in franchise history, Warren Moon, has hit the 30,000-yard mark while with the Oilers or Titans.

BRITT SCORES: Late in the second quarter, wide receiver Kenny Britt caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck. It gave Britt his fourth consecutive game with at least one touchdown reception (dating back to Dec. 26 at Kansas City), which ties for fourth in franchise history.

KLUG GETS SACK: Late in the second quarter, rookie defensive tackle Karl Klug sacked Joe Flacco and was credited with his second forced fumble of the game.

BALL ON THE BOARD: Defensive end Dave Ball recorded his first sack of the season in the second quarter, dropping Joe Flacco for a four-yard loss to force a field goal at the conclusion of the half. Ball now has 12.5 career sacks.

DEFENSE GETS OFF TO STRONG START: The Titans defense started strong against the Ravens.  Prior to a Ravens touchdown drive that ended with 4:38 on the clock in the second quarter, the Ravens had five offensive possessions.  None of the drives lasted more than five plays, and three lasted only three plays.  Two of the drives ended in Titans takeaways.

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