Titans Game Notes

WHAT THE WIN MEANS: The 30-3 victory gave the Titans three consecutive wins on Monday Night Football and a 20-16 all-time record on Monday night.  It also gave them four consecutive road victories dating back to the 2009 regular season finale.  Most significantly, the Titans kept pace with the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts.  All three teams are tied at the top of the AFC South with 4-2 records.

YOUNG GETS THE WIN: Although Vince Young left the game in the first half with a knee injury, he nevertheless recorded his 30th career regular season victory as a starter, joining Steve McNair, Warren Moon, George Blanda and Dan Pastorini as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to reach the mark.

JOHNSON'S PATIENCE PAYS DIVIDENDS: Chris Johnson had 76 yards on his first 25 carries.  Then, with less than two minutes to play, he scored on a 35-yard run to bring his rushing total to 111 yards.  It was his 20th career 100-yard rushing game and his fourth of 2010.  Also, Johnson now has eight consecutive road games with 100 or more rushing yards.  On his touchdown run, the 30th of his career, he broke a tie with Lorenzo White for fourth place on the team's all-time rushing touchdowns list.

DEFENSE THWARTS JAGUARS OFFENSE: The Titans defense allowed the Jaguars to gain only 249 total yards, the second-lowest total by a Titans opponent this season (127 vs. Pittsburgh on Sept. 19). The Titans also held their opponent under 25 percent on third down for the fourth time in six games, limiting the Jaguars to three conversions on 13 attempts (23 percent). 

FOUR TAKEAWAYS SETS SEASON HIGH: The Titans recorded four takeaways at Jacksonville to set a season high through six games.  Michael Griffin, Alterraun Verner and Vincent Fuller notched interceptions, and Stephen Tulloch recorded a fumble recovery.  The Titans, who totaled three takeaways in their previous game at Dallas, are now plus-four in turnover ratio in 2010.

BRITT SCORES FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE GAME: In the first quarter, Vince Young connected with Kenny Britt on a 23-yard touchdown pass. With the score, Britt became the ninth player in franchise history to record a touchdown reception in four consecutive games.  It was the seventh touchdown of Britt's career. 

GRIFFIN RECORDS THIRD INTERCEPTION OF SEASON: On a third-and-15 play in the second quarter, safety Michael Griffin intercepted a David Garrard pass intended for Tiquan Underwood.  Griffin, who notched his third interception of the season and 14th of his career, raced 13 yards on the return to the Jaguars' 37-yard line, helping to set up a touchdown on the ensuing drive.

COLLINS PASSES DAN FOUTS: After starting quarterback Vince Young left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury, 16-year veteran Kerry Collins entered the game in relief.  On his second completion, an 11-yard gain for Chris Johnson, Collins passed Dan Fouts (3,297 career completions) for 10th place on the NFL's all-time career completions list.  Collins finished the game with 11 completions, 110 yards and one touchdown on 16 passing attempts (108.9 rating).

SCAIFE HAS BIG FIRST HALF: On the Titans' first touchdown drive, tight end Bo Scaife caught a 28-yard pass.  On their next touchdown drive in the second quarter, Scaife caught three passes for 25 yards, including a two-yard touchdown from Kerry Collins.  It was Scaife's second touchdown of 2010 and the 10th touchdown reception of his career.

BIRONAS EXTENDS STREAK: With a 26-yard field goal in the second quarter, Rob Bironas extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one field goal to 16 games.  Bironas is now within three games of his franchise–record 19 straight games with a field goal from 2006-07.

TULLOCH RECORDS BIG TAKEAWAY AGAIN: In the final minute of the second quarter, the Jaguars were threatening to score for the first time in the game.  Tight end Marcedes Lewis caught a pass from Trent Edwards, but he lost control of the ball at the Tennessee 10-yard line as he was being tackled by linebacker Stephen Tulloch.  Tulloch fell on the ball for his fourth career fumble recovery, ending the Jacksonville drive.  In the previous week's game at Dallas, Tulloch sealed the Titans' seven-point victory with an interception in the closing minute.

VERNER RECORDS SECOND INTERCEPTION IN AS MANY WEEKS: Rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner stepped in front of a Trent Edwards pass for an interception on the third play of the second half, giving the Titans possession at the Jaguars' 33-yard line.  Verner, a fourth-round pick from UCLA, notched his first career interception in the previous week's game at Dallas. 

FORD GETS SECOND SACK OF THE SEASON: In the third quarter, defensive end Jacob Ford recorded Tennessee's first sack of the game.  The sack, which forced the Jaguars to kick a field goal, was Ford's second of the season and gave him 14.5 sacks in his four-year career.

TITANS CHEW UP CLOCK WITH LONG SCORING DRIVE: With the Titans ahead 20-3 in the second half, they embarked on a 12-play, 55-yard drive that used seven minutes and 53 seconds.  The drive, which ended with a 36-yard field goal by Rob Bironas, used more time than any other Titans scoring drive in 2010.

CAREER HIGH IN ATTEMPTS FOR RINGER: Javon Ringer rushed for 42 yards on a career-high 10 carries in the game.  He also caught one pass for eight yards.

TITANS INACTIVES: The Titans' eight inactives against the Jaguars were quarterback Rusty Smith (third quarterback); wide receiver Justin Gage; cornerback Jason McCourty; safety Robert Johnson; linebacker Rennie Curran; defensive tackle Amon Gordon; and offensive linemen Troy Kropog and Ryan Durand.

TITANS WON'T SEE DIVISION OPPONENT AGAIN UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING: It took the Titans six weeks to play their first game against an AFC South opponent.  It will take another six weeks to play their next.  They don't have another divisional game until Nov. 28 at Houston, and a total of five of their final six games of the season are against division foes. 

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