Titans Game Notes

FISHER HITS MILESTONES: Titans head coach Jeff Fisher became the 10th head coach in NFL history to reach 250 career games (regular and postseason) with one team. With the win, the 136th victory of Fisher's career, he tied Hank Stram for 20th place on the NFL's all-time head coaching wins list.

BRITT'S FIRST START: Titans rookie wide receiver Kenny Britt recorded his first career start against the Bills. The first-round pick was in the lineup due to Justin Gage's back injury.

JOHNSON'S 20-YARD RUNS: Running back Chris Johnson evened the score at 7-7 in the first quarter with a 28-yard touchdown run. It was the first of four carries in the game for Johnson of more than 20 yards, giving him an NFL-leading total of 16 during the 2009 season.

WASHINGTON TIES CAREER HIGH: Wide receiver Nate Washington caught a 14-yard touchdown reception from Vince Young late in the first quarter. It was Washington's fifth touchdown pass in 2009, which ties his career high (five in 2007).

JOHNSON HITS 1,000: In the second quarter, Chris Johnson reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season with a 32-yard gain on an option pitch. He became the first Titans running back since Eddie George in 2002-03 to post back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns and the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat in his first two NFL seasons, joining George (1996-97) and Earl Campbell (1978-79). Johnson hit the mark in his ninth game in 2009, sooner than any other player in team history (10 games by Campbell in both 1980 and 1981). The Titans now have an NFL-high 12 individual 1,000-yard rushing seasons in the last 14 years.

JOHNSON AGAIN OVER 100: On a five-yard carry in the third quarter, Chris Johnson went over 100 rushing yards in the game. It was his ninth career 100-yard rushing game and his fourth consecutive 100-yard effort. He became the first Titans player since Eddie George in 1998 (five consecutive games) to tally four consecutive 100-yard efforts.

HAYES NOTCHES FOURTH SACK: In the fourth quarter, William Hayes helped end a Bills drive with a two-yard sack of Trent Edwards. With the sack, Hayes' fourth of the season, he took over a share of the team lead. Jason Jones also has four sacks in 2009.

JOHNSON'S SECOND TD: With a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, which put the Titans ahead 24-17, Chris Johnson posted his third consecutive game with two touchdowns, equaling his total from previous games against the Jaguars (11/1) and 49ers (11/8).

100/100 CLUB: Chris Johnson finished the game with 26 carries for 132 yards and nine receptions for 100 yards. In doing so, he became only the second player in franchise history and the first since 1961 to hit triple digits in a game in both rushing and receiving. The only other franchise player to accomplish the feat was Billy Cannon, who had 216 rushing yards and 114 receptions against the New York Titans on Dec. 10, 1961.

TEAM RECORD FOR POINTS IN FOURTH QUARTER: The Titans returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the final minutes of the game, giving them 24 total points in the fourth quarter, tying a team record. The team had accomplished the feat two previous times, on Nov. 26, 1961 against Denver and on Nov. 26, 2006 against the New York Giants.

VY LEADING IN FOURTH QUARTER: For the second consecutive week and the seventh time in his NFL career, Vince Young led the Titans to victory in a game in which the team was tied in the fourth quarter or trailed in the fourth quarter. The Titans and Bills were tied 17-17 before Young led the team down the field for the go-ahead touchdown in the last period. Young also led the team to victory last week in San Francisco after the score was tied 17-17 in the fourth quarter.

OFFENSE EXCELS ON THIRD DOWN: The Titans converted 11 third downs in 17 attempts against the Bills. Their success rate of 64.7 percent was the team's best since converting 66.7 percent at Indianapolis on Dec. 8, 2002.

YOUNG'S PASSER RATING ABOVE 90 AGAIN: In the three games Vince Young has started this season, he has not only led the Titans to victory but also has kept his passer rating above 90. His rating of 90.4 against the Bills (17 of 25 for 210 yards, one touchdown and one interception) came on the heels of a 114.1 rating against the Jaguars (11/1) and a 92.4 rating at San Francisco (11/8). NFL passer rating takes into account completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdown percentage and interception percentage.


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