Titans Game Notes

TOTAL POINTS SCORED: With 47 points against the Rams, the Titans posted their highest point total in 11 seasons at LP Field. They bettered their 41-point performances against the Jaguars in 1999 (Dec. 260 and against the Bills earlier in 2009 (Nov. 15). The Titans last scored 47 or more points at Detroit on Nov. 27, 2008.

LARGEST SCORING MARGIN IN 20 SEASONS: The 47-7 victory and 40-point scoring margin over the Rams gave the Titans their largest margin of victory since a 44-point win (58-14) over the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 9, 1990. The victory over St. Louis qualifies as the fifth-largest win in franchise history.

FIVE INTERCEPTIONS BY TITANS DEFENSE: The Titans recorded five total interceptions against the Rams, the most by the team since posting six interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 5, 1993. Cortland Finnegan and Keith Bulluck each had two interceptions against the Rams, while Vincent Fuller added another.

EIGHT CONSECUTIVE WINS VERSUS NFC: The win versus the Rams gave the Titans eight consecutive wins against NFC competition, dating back to the end of the 2007 season. Give the Titans eight consecutive regular season wins against teams from the NFC.

BULLUCK MOVES INTO TOP FIVE IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES: Linebacker Keith Bulluck, appearing in his 134th consecutive game with the Titans, moved into the franchise's top five for the most consecutive games played in a career. He is now tied in fifth place with Gregg Bingham, a linebacker who appeared in 134 straight contests from 1973-1981.

MULTIPLE INTERCEPTIONS BY BULLUCK: In the third quarter, Keith Bulluck intercepted his second Keith Null pass of the game and returned it 18 yards, leading to a Titans touchdown. The play gave Bulluck two career games with two or more interceptions (three at New Orleans on Sept. 24, 2007).

JOHNSON BREAKS FRANCHISE RECORD FOR SCRIMMAGE YARDS, JOINS ELITE GROUP: Chris Johnson set up a Titans field goal as time expired in the first half with a 17-yard carry. With that run, he set a new record for scrimmage yards in a season, surpassing the 1,981 yards Earl Campbell notched in 1980. Johnson, who totaled 117 rushing yards and 69 receiving yards against the Rams, later went over 2,000 scrimmage yards in the season (2,017) and in doing so became the fifth player in NFL history to reach the mark in his team's first 13 games. He joined Jim Brown (2,008 in 1963), Walter Payton (2,051 in 1977), O.J. Simpson (2,120 in 1975) and Priest Holmes (2,104 in 2002) as the only players to accomplish the feat.

JOHNSON 10TH ON CAREER RUSHING TD LIST: With his 39-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter, Chris Johnsonmoved into 10th place on the team's all-time rushing touchdowns list. He broke a tie with former Oilers running back Hoyle Granger (18 from 1966-72). In the third quarter, Johnson added his 20th career touchdown, scoring on a three-yard run.

ANOTHER RECORD FOR CJ: With a 10-yard carry in the fourth quarter, Chris Johnson went over the 100-yard mark for the 13th time in his career. He finished the game with 117 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. It was also his eighth consecutive 100-yard game, which broke Earl Campbell's franchise record (seven consecutive games in 1979) for most consecutive 100-yard efforts.

CAREER-LONG FOR YOUNG: In the second quarter, quarterback Vince Young took off on a career-long 44-yard run. However, Young injured his hamstring on the play, left the game and did not return.

DEFENSE SHUTS OUT RAMS IN FIRST HALF: The Titans did not allow the Rams to score in the first half. It was the first scoreless half by a Titans opponent so far this season. The Titans outgained the Rams in the first half 301 yards to 102 yards.

BROWN REACHES CAREER HIGH IN SACKS: In the third quarter, defensive tackle Tony Brown notched a five-yard sack. The play gave him five sacks in 2009, eclipsing the career high of four sacks he set in both 2007 and 2008.

SEASON HIGH FOR BIRONAS: Rob Bironas' 50-yard field goal in the third quarter gave him four field goals in the game, which set a season high for the fifth-year pro. He earlier made field goals from 27, 34 and 36 yards. Bironas now has seven career games with four or more field goals.

BIRONAS THIRD ON FRANCHISE SCORING LIST: With his third field goal in the game, Rob Bironas passed former Oilers kicker Tony Zendejas for third place on the franchise's all-time scoring list. Zendejas scored 548 yards in his Oilers career from 1985 to 1990. Al Del Greco (1,060) is the team record holder, while George Blanda (598) is second on the list.

WASHINGTON COMES UP BIG ON THIRD DOWN: On a third-and-four in the fourth quarter, Kerry Collins hit Nate Washington for a 32-yard pass. The reception was Washington's second-longest of the season and led to a Titans touchdown.

CRUMPLER SCORES FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON: In the fourth quarter, Kerry Collins completed a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alge Crumpler. The score was Crumpler's first touchdown since Oct. 5, 2008 at Baltimore.

FULLER FINDS END ZONE AGAIN: For the second time this season and the fourth time in his career, Vincent Fuller returned an interception for a touchdown. Fuller, the team's nickel defensive back, picked off a Keith Null pass in the fourth quarter and then scored on a 45-yard return. Earlier in the season he scored on an interception return against the Buffalo Bills.

FINNEGAN TAKES INTERCEPTION LEAD: With two interceptions against the Rams, which tied his career high, cornerback Cortland Finnegan took the team lead and tied his career high with five interceptions this season. Finnegan already had interceptions this season at Pittsburgh (Sept. 10), at San Francisco (Nov. 8) and against Buffalo (Nov. 15). He also recorded five interceptions in 2008.

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