Titans Game Notes

TITANS SET TEAM RECORD WITH 10TH CONSECUTIVE WIN VS. NFC: With their victory over the Giants, the Titans set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive win against teams from the NFC.  The streak began with a 20-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 4, 2007 and was extended through the 2008 season against teams from the NFC North and the 2009 campaign versus the NFC West.  It is the longest current interconference winning streak in the NFL.  The Titans had one other nine-game interconference winning streak from 1999 to 2001.  The Titans also now have five consecutive victories against the Giants.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE MARKS RECORDS INTERCEPTION: Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks ended the Giants' first series with an interception.  On a pass by Eli Manning intended for Hakeem Nicks, the ball went off Nicks' hands and then was batted by Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan.  Marks, who was trailing the play, caught it to record the first interception by a Titans defensive lineman since Dave Ball on Nov. 27, 2008 (at Detroit). 

BIRONAS EXTENDS STREAK: With a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter, Rob Bironas recorded his 13th consecutive game with a field goal, making it the second longest streak in franchise history. Bironas owns the team record with 19 straight games with a field goal from 2006-07.

RUTGERS PRODUCTS COME UP BIG: Two second-year players for the Titans were playing close to home and contributed big plays to the Titans victory.  Both attended Rutgers University.  On a third-and-goal play in the first quarter, Will Witherspoon tipped an Eli Manning pass that was intended for tight end Kevin Boss.  Second-year cornerback Jason McCourty, a sixth-round pick from Rutgers in 2009 and a native of Nyack, N.Y., made a diving grab in the end zone to record his first career interception.  In the third quarter, wide receiver Kenny Britt, a native of Bayonne, N.J., and a first-rounder last year from Rutgers, contributed his first touchdown of the season and fourth of his career.  Britt hauled in a pass from Vince Young in the back of the end zone for a 13-yard score that put the Titans ahead 19-10.

BALL RECORDS SACK IN SECOND CONSECUTIVE GAME: Defensive end Dave Ball sacked Eli Manning for a 12-yard loss in the first quarter, giving him two consecutive games with a sack and 6.5 sacks in his career.

JOHNSON MOVES TO FOURTH ON TEAM RUSHING LIST: Against the Giants, Chris Johnson passed three players to move into fourth place on the franchise's all-time rushing list.  After starting the day in seventh place, he overtook Mike Rozier (3,426) for sixth place, Steve McNair (3,439) for fifth place, and Hoyle Granger (3,514) for fourth place.  Johnson finished the game with 32 carries (second highest total of career) for 125 yards, marking his 18th career 100-yard game.

JOHNSON NOW TIED FOR FIFTH IN RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: Chris Johnson scored two touchdowns in the game—a one-yard score in the first quarter and eight-yarder in the fourth stanza.  In doing so, he moved into a tie with Mike Rozier (27 rushing touchdowns from 1985-90) for fifth place on the franchise list for career rushing touchdowns.

WITHERSPOON WITH SACK IN THIRD CONSECUTIVE GAME: With a 10-yard sack of Eli Manning in the second quarter, Will Witherspoon became the first Titans linebacker since Keith Bulluck in 2004 to notch a sack in three consecutive games.

BIG SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYS TO START SECOND HALF: The Titans started the second half with a pair of well-executed special teams plays.  Marc Mariani recorded a season-long 45-yard kickoff return, and when the Titans were forced to punt, Michael Griffin caught a 37-yard punt by Brett Kern to pin the Giants at the one-yard line. The play resulted in a safety three plays later.

TITANS RECORD FIRST SAFETY SINCE 2006: The Titans recorded their first safety since 2006 against the Baltimore Ravens (11/12/06) to take a 12-10 lead in the third quarter.  Ahmad Bradshaw was called for a chop-block penalty on Tony Brown in the end zone, resulting in the score. 

ANOTHER BIG TURNOVER: With the Giants down 19-10 and driving in the third quarter, the Titans recorded their second red-zone takeaway of the game.  Michael Griffin stripped the ball from Ahmad Bradshaw, and rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner recovered at the Tennessee five-yard line.

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