Titans Game Notes

MOST STARTERS PLAY ONE SERIES: The majority of starters on offense and defense played just one series against the Packers. The starting defense forced a three-and-out and came out of the game. The offense produced a 23-yard drive for a field goal. Only the starting offensive line played more than one series. Playing as a complete unit for the first time because of injuries, the offensive line continued in the game for one additional set of plays.

MARK JONES GIVES TITANS SPARK ON RETURNS: Playing in his second game of the preseason, Mark Jones gave the Titans an early boost on returns. He provided a 21-yard punt return to help set up the first score of the game and then returned a kickoff 44 yards.

FULL OFFENSIVE LINE STARTS FOR FIRST TIME: For the first time this preseason, the regular starting offensive line was on the field for the Titans. Center Kevin Mawae missed the first three games of the preseason as he recovered from an arm injury, and right offensive tackle David Stewart was out of the lineup for Games 2-4 of the preseason with a knee injury. The other starters are left tackle Michael Roos, left guard Eugene Amano and right guard Jake Scott.

ANOTHER LONG RUN BY YOUNG: For the second consecutive week, quarterback Vince Young recorded a significant running play. In the first quarter, he converted a third-and-15 with a 23-yard rush. In the previous game at Cleveland (8/29), he also had a 23-yard carry.

YOUNG ENGINEERS LONG DRIVE: In the second quarter, Vince Young led a 14-play, 80-yard drive that took seven and a half minutes. The drive included a 29-yard pass from Young to rookie Dominique Edison and concluded with a six-yard touchdown run by Young. The score put the Titans ahead 10-3.

BIG FIRST HALF FOR EDISON: Rookie wide receiver Dominique Edison, a sixth-round pick from Stephen F. Austin, had a big first half for the Titans. He led the team in the half with four catches for 59 yards, including a 29-yard reception and an eight-yard touchdown catch.

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