Tennessee 17, Denver 14

Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 25, 2011
WHERE: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
TEMPERATURE: 73°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 7 0 7 0 14
Tennessee 0 10 0 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 1-2 1-1 0-1 L1
Tennessee 2-1 2-0 0-1 W2

Recap


Matt Hasselbeck’s 4-yard touchdown pass to former Denver tight end Daniel Graham with 4:24 left in the fourth quarter lifted the Tennessee Titans to a 17-14 victory over the visiting Broncos on Sunday.

The 95-yard drive was highlighted by a 58-yard pass to tight end Craig Stevens – his only catch – as the Titans (2-1) snapped a three-game losing streak to the Broncos (1-2).

Tennessee sealed the victory when Kyle Orton’s deflected pass was intercepted by Will Witherspoon at the Titans’ 31 with 1:46 left.

Tennessee overcame another subpar performance by All-Pro running back Chris Johnson, who missed the preseason while holding out for a new contract. He had 21 yards on 13 carries, and has 98 on 46 carries this season.

Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt left the game in the second quarter with a right knee injury. The Titans fear Britt tore his ACL and MCL, and will miss the rest of the season. Britt has 17 catches for 289 yards and three touchdowns in two-plus games this season.

Orton’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Willis McGahee in the third quarter gave Denver a 14-10 lead. Tennessee stopped McGahee on fourth-and-goal from the 1 early in the fourth quarter.

Tennessee took a 10-7 halftime lead on Rob Bironas’ 46-yard field goal. The points were made possible by punter Brett Kern, who turned a bad snap into a 21-yard run and a first down four plays earlier.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Denver   Tennessee
Willis McGahee Player Chris Johnson
22 Attempts 13
52 Yards 21
2.4 Avg Yards 1.6
0 Touchdowns 0
10 Long 8
Receiving
Denver   Tennessee
Eric Decker Player Nate Washington
7 Receptions 8
48 Yards 92
6.9 Avg Yards 11.5
0 Touchdowns 1
10 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 231 59 172 2 0 0 2.0 1
Tennessee 333 38 295 2 1 2 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Titans have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Green Bay. The Broncos have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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