Titans Game Notes




BULLUCK'S 17TH CAREER INTERCEPTION:In the first quarter, linebackerKeith Bulluckrecorded his 17th career interception and his first since Dec. 23, 2007 against the New York Jets. He picked off aPeyton Manningpass and raced 23 yards the opposite way. The takeaway resulted in a 43-yard field goal byRob Bironas**.

NICKEY STARTS, GRIFFIN RETURNS: Tight end Craig Stevens and safety Michael Griffin were assisted off the field after covering the opening kickoff and colliding. As a result, Griffin was unable to play the first defensive snap. Donnie Nickey stepped in, receiving his first start since Jan. 2, 2005. Griffin was back on the field on the next play.

LONG FIELD GOALS: In the first half, kicker Rob Bironas provided the Titans' only scoring with field goals of 49, 43 and 46 yards. It was the second time in Bironas' career he succeeded on three or more field goal attempts of 40-plus yards (4-4 at Detroit, 11/27/08).

HARPER'S INJURY LEAVES SECONDARY THIN: Early in the third quarter, cornerback Nick Harper injured his right forearm tackling wide receiver Austin Collie. With opposite starter Cortland Finnegan already inactive with a hamstring injury, the injury left young secondary members to compete against Peyton Manning and the Colts offense. Rookie Ryan Mouton lined up to replace Harper, and fellow rookie Jason McCourty was already in the starting lineup to replace Finnegan. First-year player Cary Williams was the only remaining cornerback on the roster.

YOUNG ENTERS GAME: With 7:26 on the clock in the fourth quarter and the Colts leading 31-9, Vince Young entered the game at quarterback. It was the 2006 first-round pick's first action of the 2009 season.

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