Titans Game Notes

FISHER MOVES UP LIST: With the win, Jeff Fisher, whose career record is now 135-115, moved past Weeb Ewbank for 21st place on the NFL's all-time head coaching wins list.

TURNOVER RATIO: After having a minus-10 turnover ratio in their first six games of the season, the Titans are plus-six in their last two wins. They totaled four takeaways (three interceptions, one fumble) against the 49ers.

YOUNG-GAGE CONNECTION: Vince Young and Justin Gage hooked up for a 49-yard pass play in the first quarter. The play was good for Young's fourth-longest career pass and Gage's fourth-longest career reception. In the fourth quarter, the duo connected again on a 33-yard pass play. Gage led the team with 97 yards on four receptions.

BIRONAS REACES 500: With his 21-yard field goal in the first quarter, kicker Rob Bironas became the fourth player in franchise history to reach 500 career points, joining Al Del Greco (1,060), George Blanda (598) and Tony Zendejas (548).

FIRST STARTS: Linebacker David Thornton was inactive against the 49ers with a hip injury. That gave rookie Gerald McRath the opportunity to record his first career start. Also, David Stewart's deactivation (hamstring injury) resulted in a start by Leroy Harris, the first start of his career at the right tackle position and second overall career start.

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS WITH INTERCEPTION BY HOOD: For the second consecutive week, cornerback Rod Hood, signed by the Titans less than a month ago (Oct. 15), recorded an interception. He picked off an Alex Smith pass that was initially tipped by safety Michael Griffin. Hood's 43-yard return helped set up a rushing touchdown by Vince Young.

YOUNG RUSHES FOR TD: For the first time since Nov. 19, 2007 in Denver, quarterback Vince Young rushed for a touchdown. His seven-yard scoring run against the 49ers, the 11th rushing touchdown of his career, gave the Titans a 10-3 lead early in the second quarter.

WHITE 10TH IN TEAM HISTORY: With a one-yard run in the second quarter, running back LenDale White moved past Allen Pinkett (2,324 yards) for 10th place on the team's all-time rushing yards list.

HAYES RECORDS 1 1/2 SACKS IN FIRST HALF: William Hayes' sack and forced fumble (recovered by 49ers) in the second quarter resulted in a 21-yard loss by the 49ers. Hayes earlier in the first half shared a sack with Jovan Haye.

CHRIS JOHNSON'S SCRIMMAGE YARDS: On a 26-yard run in the second quarter, running back Chris Johnson reached 1,000 scrimmage yards in 2009. On the same carry, he hit 2,500 career scrimmage yards in his 23rd NFL game.

BACK-TO-BACK SACKS: The Titans recorded back-to-back sacks in the third quarter. Safety Chris Hope dropped Alex Smith for an eight-yard loss. Then, on the next play, defensive end Jacob Ford sacked Smith and stripped the ball. It was recovered by linebacker Keith Bulluck for the Titans' second takeaway of the game.

TITANS WIN FIRST CHALLENGE OF SEASON: Jacob Ford's sack and forced fumble originally was ruled an incomplete pass on the field. However, Titans coach Jeff Fisher challenged the call, and the initial call was reversed, giving the Titans possession of the ball. The challenge was the first in four attempts in 2009 the Titans won.

JOHNSON TWICE HITS PAYDIRT: For the second consecutive week, third time this season and fifth time in his career, Chris Johnson recorded a multiple-touchdown game. His two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, his second of the game, put the Titans ahead 24-20. He helped tie the game at 17-17 in the third quarter with a one-yard touchdown run. Johnson scored two touchdowns in the previous contest against the Jaguars..

THREE CONSECUTIVE WEEKS FOR JOHNSON: A 41-yard run in the fourth quarter put Chris Johnson over the 100-yard mark. It was the third consecutive game and the eighth contest in his career Johnson hit 100 yards rushing.

HOPE AND FINNEGAN BACK-TO-BACK INTERCEPTIONS: Late in the fourth quarter, safety Chris Hope notched his second interception of the season and 17th of his career, picking off an Alex Smith pass. It led to a field goal. On the 49ers' next play from scrimmage, Cortland Finnegan intercepted a pass and raced 39 yards for a touchdown, the third touchdown of his career (second on interception).

SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEKS WITH FOUR SACKS: For the second consecutive week, the Titans defense posted four sacks.

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