Tennessee 23, Buffalo 17

Sunday, December 4, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 4, 2011
WHERE: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
TEMPERATURE: 57°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Alberto Riveron
ATTENDANCE: 56463

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 10 7 3 3 23
Buffalo 7 3 0 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tennessee 7-5 4-2 3-3 W2
Buffalo 5-7 4-2 1-5 L5

Recap

Much-maligned running back Chris Johnson continued his resurgence with 153 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns as the Tennessee Titans posted a 23-17 victory over the host Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Johnson, who broke out of a season-long slump with 190 yards rushing a week ago, scored on runs of 48 and 4 yards as Tennessee (7-5) won its second straight game to stay alive in the AFC playoff picture.

Buffalo took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter on a wild play. C.J. Spiller raced to the Tennessee 5-yard line for 30 yards and then fumbled the ball into the end zone. On replay, officials ruled that Spiller recovered the ball in the end zone for the touchdown.

But the lead was short-lived as Johnson scored on a 48-yard run four plays later to give the Titans a 10-7 lead.

Rob Bironas booted three field goals and the Bills (5-7) lost their fifth straight game and appear headed to miss the playoffs for the 12th straight year.

The Bills trimmed a 23-10 deficit to 23-17 with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Stevie Johnson. The Bills got the ball back with just over a minute to play but didn’t threaten.

Fitzpatrick finished with 288 yards by completing 29 of 46 attempts. Spiller rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tennessee   Buffalo
Chris Johnson Player C.J. Spiller
23 Attempts 14
153 Yards 83
6.6 Avg Yards 5.9
2 Touchdowns 1
48 Long 35
Receiving
Tennessee   Buffalo
Damian Williams Player Brad Smith
4 Receptions 7
62 Yards 72
15.5 Avg Yards 10.3
0 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 29

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tennessee 317 187 130 2 3 0 1.0 3
Buffalo 386 104 282 2 1 0 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Bills have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Tennessee will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Titans have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .583 after a loss.
Advertisement