Houston Texans kicker Kris Brown missed a 49-yard field goal attempt with just seconds remaining, giving the Tennessee Titans the 20-17 win Monday night at Reliant Stadium. Titans QB Vince Young threw for 116 yards while rushing for 73, leaving 29 carries and 151 yards for stand-out RB Chris Johnson. Young has led his squad to 4-0 since taking over at starting QB, improving the once struggling Titans to 4-6.
“I think you get a sense this game could have gone in either direction,” said Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher. “I can’t say how much it means to us to come back in here and get back on track again and fortunately get a win.”
Titans kicker Rob Bironas really came through in the clutch with two 50+ field goals to hold off the Texans. Two years ago he set an NFL record with eight field goals in Houston. “I always feel good down here … I like Houston,” he said. “I don’t think Houston likes me too much.” The Titans will next face the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, November 29th at 4:15 PM. Houston is set to rematch the Indianapolis Colts on the 29th as well at 1:00 PM. The Texans will be hungry for a win after losing their last two by three to the Colts and Titans.
With a Buffalo Bills win over the New York Jets yesterday, the Patriots now stand alone on top of the AFC East Division with a 4-2 record. Their last victory came on a snowy afternoon in Foxboro against the Tennessee Titans. There were two unexpected occurrences Sunday at Gillette Stadium. For one it looked like January in October. Secondly, the Patriots won by a total of 59 points.
Tom Brady made history on week six of 2009 regular season play, throwing for six touchdown passes (five in the second quarter alone) and 380 yards from his 29 completions. “Every week we’re learning something more about ourselves and what we can do,” said Brady. “There’s no doubt a game like this can give you a lot of confidence.” Brady wasn’t the only one with a break through game with Wes Welker and Randy Moss combining for five touchdown receptions. RB Laurence Maroney finally proved himself a threat with 123 yards and a TD from his 16 game carries.
The Titans will have a lot to work on during their bye week before they match up with the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 1st. “I’m disappointed and embarrassed,” said Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher. “Fortunately for me, career-wise, I have never been through anything like this before and, unfortunately, it happened tonight. I can assure you one thing, it’s not going to happen again.”
The Pats are now scheduled to journey over to Wembley Stadium in London to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 25th. New England Patriots tickets are available now!
Following the Denver Broncos overtime victory last week against the New England Patriots, head coach Bill Belichik called out his team’s lack of offensive production all season long. “Coach hammered into us (Wednesday) that we haven’t had a pass over 40 yards yet this year in five games,” said QB Tom Brady. “It’s something that I’ve got to do a better job of.”
Brady continued to talk about how he and WR Randy Moss will be looking to break out next week against the 0-5 Tennessee Titans. Moss has been struggling since week 1 when they played the Buffalo Bills. The Pro Bowler has caught one touchdown pass in five games, two years after setting an NFL record with 23 TD receptions from Brady in 2007. His longest completed play this year has been for 30 yards.
Tennessee will certainly be hungry for a win knowing the way they started off their 2009 campaign. “We’ve made our own mess,” said Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “We have to find our way out of it.”
The Patriots defense and overall organization has been thrilled this week after welcoming back LB Junior Seau. ESPN has reported for him to be ready to go on Sunday. Game time is set for Sunday, 4:15 at Gillette Stadium.
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Jeff Reed was able to find the uprights and kick it right through to seal the 13-10 Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Tennessee Titans with 4:32 OT minutes passed at Heinz Field. The NFL opening match up served as quite the defensive battle, knowing both teams were held to zero points in the first and third quarters.
The Titans were really hammering down on Pittsburgh’s running game until Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger came up with another strategy: find Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward open downfield. Big Ben wound up throwing for 363 yards with 33 of 43 passes completed. Nine of those connections went to Holmes who piled up 131 yards. Ward was right behind with 103 yards gained on eight receptions.
Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher found the game a tough way for his squad to start their regular season. “We had chances and opportunities but missed a field goal, had a field goal blocked,” said Fisher. “I believe we’ve got a good football team in that locker room and we’re going to bounce back.” Don’t miss out on an NFL jam packed Sunday, along with a Bills vs. Patriots 7:00 pm Monday game followed by a 10:15 Chargers vs. Raiders showdown.
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Week 3 preseason scores are all set in stone, aside from the Houston Texans Minnesota Vikings Monday night showdown tonight at Reliant Stadium. Teams will have one more week of preseason games before opening day, when the focus will be turned to winning and not developing. For now players still have time to fight for their positions whether it is for starting QB or making the cut for special teams units.
Week 3 ScoresThursday, August 27, 2009Jacksonville Jaguars 32, Philadelphia Eagles 33 – Michael Vick made his debut in an Eagles uniform and completed four out of four passes for 19 yards, as Philadelphia managed to squeeze out a victory against the Jaguars.
St. Louis Rams 24, Cincinnati Bengals 21 – The Bengals were able to earn a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough for a comeback as they still fell short by three.
Miami Dolphins 10, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 - Miami rallied in the 3rd quarter and scored a touchdown to take the lead, holding the Buccaneers to 0 second half points.
Friday, August 28, 2009New England Patriots 27, Washington Redskins 24 – Tom Brady completed 12 out of 19 passes for 150 yards and two TD’s to help New England pull out a win against the Redskins. Both touchdown passes went to star wide-out Randy Moss.
Green Bay Packers 44, Arizona Cardinals 37 – Green Bay scored 28 second quarter points to come out with the victory in this offensive showcase.
Saturday, August 29th, 2009Indianapolis Colts 17, Detroit Lions 18 – The Lions edged out a win by 1 after completing the go-ahead two point conversion in the fourth. Matt Stafford threw for 160 yards from 13 completed passes.
New Orleans Saints 45, Oakland Raiders 7 – The Saints scored 31 points in the first half and coasted from there, surrendering just one Raiders TD in the fourth quarter.
Pittsburgh Steelers 17, Buffalo Bills 0 – The Steelers scored all 17 points in the second quarter as their defense put up a wall against the Bills offense.
Cleveland Browns 23, Tennessee Titans 17 – Cleveland put up 17 third quarter points to rally back and win by six.
New York Jets 27, New York Giants 25 – The Jets were able to best the Giants this time around at Giants Stadium in New York.
Seattle Seahawks 14, Kansas City Chiefs 10 – Matt Hasselbeck led Seattle to victory, throwing for 216 yards and two touchdowns.
San Diego Chargers 24, Atlanta Falcons 27 – Atlanta posted 14 points in the last quarter to pull ahead by three.
Baltimore Ravens 17, Carolina Panthers 13 – Carolina rallied back with 10 points in the fourth but ran out of opportunities to find the end zone one last time.
San Francisco 49ers 20, Dallas Cowboys 13 – The 49ers out-dueled the Cowboys in Dallas with two touchdowns and a field goal in the second half.
Saturday, August 30th, 2009Chicago Bears 27, Denver Broncos 17 – The Bears notched the win with 14 second quarter points and relied strongly on their defense from there.
Titans big running back LenDale White dropped 37 pounds between last season and this year’s training camp. It wasn’t what he did to lose the weight, it’s what he didn’t do. White, a Patron-brand tequila afficionado, completely quit drinking. “I was a big Patron consumer and that’s what it was… I stopped drinking for six months and the weight, it just started falling off.” After watching his total rushing yards fall from 1,110 in 2007 to 773 in 2008, White decided to do something to improve his physique.
A leaner, healthier LenDale White hopes to lead the Tennessee Titans to an AFC South Championsip
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The 10-1 Tennessee Titans will face the 0-11 Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. The Lions, a turkey-day football staple, have struggled mightily this season. Despite a solid season so far from young gun Calvin Johnson (48 catches for 905 yards, 18.9 avg per, 8 tds) the Lions have been plagued by injuries. Quarterback John Kitna’s season ended early, and second-string QB went down with a thumb injury, and the previously-retired Daunte Culpepper was ineffective as a replacement. To add insult to injury, Culpepper’s replacement Drew Stanton left the last Lions game with a concussion.
Despite losing their last game, Tennessee has lived up to the name of Titans this season. The Titans have bested the Jaguars (twice), Vikings, Ravens, Colts, Packers, and have only lost to the steaking New York Jets. Veteran QB Kerry Collins has has helped lead Tennessee to their best start in team history. The Titans are currently tied with the New York Giants for the best record in the NFL at 10-1.
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The New York Jets and New England Patriots both won on Sunday, setting up a battle of 6-3 teams with 1st place in the AFC East at stake. They’ll meet on Thursday night.
11/9/08 New England Patriots (6-3) 20 Buffalo Bills (5-4) 10 – Matt Cassell had a fine day with 234 passing yards leading the Patriots past the division rival Bills.
Denver Broncos (5-4) 34 Cleveland Browns (3-6) 30 – Cutler had a huge day, throwing three TD’s on 447 passing yards. The win put the Broncos over .500 on the year.
New York Jets (6-3) 47 St. Louis Rams(2-7) 3 – Thomas Jones led the Jets with three TD’s on 149 rushing yards. Favre added 167 passing yards and one TD as the Jets cruised over the Rams today.
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) 38 Detroit Lions (0-9) 14 - Garrard led the Jaguars with 238 passing yards and two TD’s. The Lions remain winless and pathetic at 0-9.
Baltimore Ravens (6-3) 41 Houston Texans (3-6) 13 – Joe Flacco threw for 185 yards and two TD passes leading the Ravens over the Texans today.
Miami Dolphins (5-4) 21 Seattle Seahawks(2-7) 19 - Chad Pennington had 209 passing yards and a TD and the Dolphins got past the .500 mark.
Tennessee Titans (9-0) 21 Chicago Bears (5-4) 14 - Kerry Collins and the Titans continued their unlikely win streak beating the Bears to go 9-0 on the year.
Atlanta Falcons (6-3) 34 New Orleans Saints (4-5) 20 – Despite over 400 passing yards, Drew Brees was unable to beat the Falcons today. Matt Ryan had two TD passes.
Minnesota Vikings (5-4) 28 Green Bay Packers (4-5) 27 – The Vikings gained a one game advantage over the Packers in the NFC North while keeping even with the Chicago Bears.
Indianapolis Colts (5-4) 24 Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) 20 – Peyton Manning threw three TD’s on 240 yards passing outdueling the Steelers’ Roethlisberger for the win.
Carolina Panthers (7-2) 17 Oakland Raiders (2-7) 6 – The Panthers’ win today gave them the lead in the NFC South by one game over the Tampa Bay Bucs.
San Diego Chargers (4-5) 20 Kansas City Chiefs (1-8) 19 – Philip Rivers had 316 passing yards and two Touchdowns to just barely beat the woeful Chiefs.
New York Giants (8-1) 36 Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) 31 - The Giants look determined to get back to the Super Bowl. They got a big win over the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday night to get their 8th win of the year.
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Arizona Cardinals (6-3) 29 San Francisco 49ers (2-7) 24 - Kurt Warner continues to dazzle defenses. He threw for 328 yards and 3 TD’s in a nother Cardinals win.
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Division races are getting tight as teams fight for playoff positioning. The AFC East is getting crowded with the Patriots, Bills and Jets fighting for the top spot.
11/2/08 Indianapolis Colts (4-4) 18 New England Patriots (5-3) 15 – Things are getting real interesting in the crowded AFC East as the Patriots failed to grab the win they needed to retain 1st place in their division. The Colts are trying to re-establish their game to avoid missing the playoffs.
Cincinnati Bengals (1-8) 21 Jacksonville Jaguars (3-5) 19 – The Bengals won’t go winless afterall. They barely got past the Jaguars on Sunday for their 1st win.
Baltimore Ravens (5-3) 37 Cleveland Browns (3-5) 27 – Flacco threw two TD’s and 248 yards in leading the Ravens against the Browns.
Minnesota Vikings (4-4) 28 Houston Texans (3-5) 21 – The Vikings got back to .500 today with their seven point win over the Texans.
New York Jets (5-3) 26 Buffalo Bills (5-3) 17 – The Jets got a crucial win the AFC East today with a big win over the Buffalo Bills.
Tampa Bay Bucs (6-3) 30 Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) 27 – Jeff Garcia had 339 passing yards and a TD as the Bucs bested the Chiefs by a field goal.
Chicago Bears (5-3) 27 Detroit Lions (0-8) 23 - The Bears kept the Lions winless while picking up their fifth win in the process.
Tennessee Titans (8-0) 19 Green Bay Packers (4-4) 16 – Despite 314 passing yards, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers couldn’t get past the undefeated Titans.
Arizona Cardinals (5-3) 34 St. Louis Rams (2-6) 13 – Kurt Warner threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns today, leading the Cardinals over the Rams.
New York Giants (7-1) 35 Dallas Cowboys (5-4) 14 – The Cowboys continue to struggle without Tony Romo, while Eli Manning and the Giants continue to create space for themselves in the NFC East.
Atlanta Falcons (5-3) 24 Oakland Raiders (2-6) 0 – Matt Ryan threw for two TD’s and the Falcons defense shut down the Raiders for the shutout.
Miami Dolphins (4-4) 26 Denver Broncos (4-4) 17 – Chad Pennington threw for 281 yards as the Dolphins improved to 4-4 on the year.
Philadelphia Eagles (5-3) 26 Seattle Seahawks (2-6) 7 – McNabb had a huge passing day for the Eagles with 349 yards as the Eagles took care of the Seahawks on Sunday.
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Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) 23 Washington Redskins (6-3) 6 - The Steelers shut down the Redskins offense en route to their 6th win on the year.
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