Titans Game Notes

FIRST CAREER START FOR FORD: Jacob Ford, a sixth-round pick in 2007 from Central Arkansas, recorded his first career start, filling in for an injured Kyle Vanden Bosch at right defensive end.

BIRONAS HITS 19TH AND 20TH CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS: In the first quarter, Rob Bironasgave the Titans a 3-0 lead with a 34-yard field goal. In the second quarter, he added a 44-yarder.  The latter score gave Bironas 20 consecutive successful field goals, tying Al Del Greco's franchise record.  Del Greco made 20 consecutive field goals from 1998 to 1999.  Bironas has made every field goal since Dec. 16, 2007.

VANDEN BOSCH STREAK ENDS: Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch was inactive against the Colts with a groin injury.  It was the first game in Vanden Bosch's career with the Titans in which he did not play or start, ending a streak of 54 consecutive starts.  FIRST PICK OF SEASON: Chris Hopeintercepted his first pass of the season and the 12th of his career, picking off Peyton Manning in the second quarter.
 
75-YARD PUNT: Craig Hentrich launched a 75-yard punt in the second quarter, just four yards shy of his career-long of 78 yards at Pittsburgh (1-2-00). It marked the second-longest punt of Hentrich's career, the fourth-longest punt in franchise history and the second-longest punt in the NFL this season. Andy Lee of San Francisco had an 82-yard punt earlier this season.
 
TOUCHDOWN LEADER: LenDale White scored his NFL-leading 9th touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. White moved past Reggie Bush (Saints) and Michael Westbrook (Eagles), both of whom have 8 TDs on the season.
 
TULLOCH WITH A FOURTH-DOWN STOP:With less than a minute remaining in the third quarter, the Colts faced a fourth-and-one at their own 49-yard line.  Dominic Rhodes took a handoff, only to be met in the backfield by middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch.  Tulloch dropped him for a one-yard loss, allowing the Titans to take over.  They subsequently took a 17-14 lead on a 48-yard field goal by Rob Bironas. 
 
CAREER-HIGH FOR HOPE: Chris Hope recorded his career-high second interception of the game. It was Hope's second interception of the season and the 13th of his career.
 
TITANS ADD THREE TO RING OF HONOR: At halftime, three former Titans greats were honored with two of the club's greatest tributes.  Quarterback Steve McNair, running back Eddie George and tight end Frank Wycheck were introduced by Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr., and then added to the team's Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor at LP Field. 

 
• Monday's victory gave the Titans a 7-0 record for the first time in franchise history.
 
• Monday's victory gave the Titans an NFL-leading 10 consecutive regular season victories dating back to last season, tying for the second-longest streak in team history.
 
• Monday's victory gave the Titans five consecutive home wins.
 
• Monday's victory gave the Titans an all-time record of 13-15 against the Colts.
 
• Monday's victory improved Jeff Fisher's career record as head coach (1995-08) to 127-104.
 
• Monday's victory tied Jeff Fisher with Mike Ditka (127 career wins) for 22nd place in NFL history in career wins by a head coach.
 
• Monday's victory improved Kerry Collins' regular season record as a starting quarterback to 73-82 and give Collins.
 
• The Titans hosted the first Monday night game at LP Field since Dec. 13, 2004.

• The Titans recorded their sixth consecutive game with an even or positive turnover ratio.
 
• The Titans offensive line did not allow a sack for the fifth consecutive game.
 
• LB Keith Bulluck started his 104th consecutive game, the longest active streak of any Titans player.
 

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