Titans hold off Texans 28-20

Titans hold off Texans 28-20

The Titans were able to remain in the play-off hunt with a win over division rival Houston Sunday.

   The Titans might have gotten themself back on track for the play-offs Sunday, but the jury is still out. Vince Young was 21-31 passing for 248 yrads with two touchdowns and 1 interception on the rainy afternoon.

   The Titan defense was very happy with the return of defensive tackle Albert haynesworth to the line-up after missing the last three game sdue to a hamstring injury. His return to the middle of the Titans defense helped hold the Texans to 119 yrads rushing on the day after begining the game with a 74 yard drive culminated by a 1 yard touchdown run by Ron Dayne.

   The win helps the Titans rebound after a three game losing streak where the Titans dfense has been very porus. "
We want to contend for the playoffs. We have to keep playing. We are just going to play one game at a time and one play at a time and keep going" said Albert Haynesworth after the game.

   Kyle Vanden Bosch on the return of Haynesworth said "Albert's a dominant player.  He affects their play calling, their blocking schemes.  He's probably the most dominant inside player in football right now. He just changes the game." Antwan Odum went on "It was good to have Albert (Haynesworth) back. He anchors our pass rush.  They use two guys to block him, so it frees up a lot of people.  We try to hit people and cause turnovers.  Put a hat on people and make the ball come out.  Today was a good day for the defensive line. The whole defense won out there today.  We won 50% of our physical match-ups and I think 50% of our one-on-ones.  We got the victory and that's all we were looking for.  The enthusiasm hadn't been there, but we got that back today.  It felt good to get a sack out there today and it was a fluke the quarterback got hurt.  I think we hit that groove today and hopefully it will carry on to the next four or five games."

   The win pushes the Titans record to 7-5 and drops the Texans to 5-7 and out of contention for the play-offs.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

HOU-TD
Ron Dayne, 1 yd run (Kris Brown kick is good), 10:23. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards in 4:37
TEN-TD
LenDale White
, 1 yd run (Rob Bironas kick is good), 4:03. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards in 6:20

2nd Quarter

HOU-FG Kris Brown, 45 yd field goal , 1:04. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards in 5:18

3rd Quarter

TEN-TD Roydell Williams, 43 yd pass from Vince Young (Rob Bironas kick is good), 11:15. Drive: 3 plays, 63 yards in 0:49
TEN-TD
Justin Gage
, 11 yd pass from Vince Young (Rob Bironas kick is good), 0:47. Drive: 12 plays, 87 yards in 7:03

4th Quarter

HOU-TD Andre Johnson, 28 yd pass from Sage Rosenfels (Kris Brown kick is good), 12:14. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards in 3:33
TEN-TD Chris Brown, 7 yd run (Rob Bironas kick is good), 9:49. Drive: 2 plays, 29 yards in 0:51
HOU-FG Kris Brown, 50 yd field goal , 4:54. Drive: 8 plays, 29 yards in 3:05


   

Houston Texans

TOTAL FIRST DOWNS

17
By Rushing         6
By Passing       11
By Penalty                     0

THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY

4/12 - 33%

FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY

0/0  - 0%

TOTAL NET YARDS

315
Total Rushing/Passing Plays (includes Sacks)       62
Average Gain per Offensive Play       5.1

NET YARDS RUSHING

119
Total Rushing Plays       25
Average Gain per Rushing Play       4.8
Tackled for a Loss (Number-Yards)       0-0

NET YARDS PASSING

196
Times Sacked (Number-Yards)    2 - 23
Gross Yards Passing       219

PASS COMP-ATT-INT

20 - 35 - 1
Average Gain per Passing Play (includes Sacks)       5.3
KICKOFFS (Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks) 5 - 3 - 1

PUNTS (Number-Average)

6 - 41.5
Blocked         0
Net Punting Average    36.3

FGs BLOCKED - PATs BLOCKED

0 - 0

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (excludes Kickoffs)

-4
Punt Returns (Number-Yards)    3 - -4
Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards)    4 - 74
Interception Returns (Number-Yards)    1 - 0

PENALTIES (Number-Yards)

5 - 36

FUMBLES (Number-Lost)

3 - 1

TOUCHDOWNS

2

Rushing

        1
Passing         1
Interceptions         0
Kickoff Returns         0
Fumble Returns         0
Punt Returns         0

EXTRA POINTS (Made-Attempted)

2 - 2
Kicking (Made-Attempted)      2 - 2
Two Point Conversions (Made-Attempted)      0 - 0

FIELD GOALS (Made-Attempted)

2 - 2

RED ZONE EFFICIENCY

1/1 - 100%

GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY

1/1 - 100%

SAFETIES

0

FINAL SCORE

20

TIME OF POSSESSION

29:42

 

Tennessee Titans

TOTAL FIRST DOWNS

23
By Rushing       11
By Passing       11
By Penalty         1

THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY

4/11 - 36%

FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY

0/0  - 0%

TOTAL NET YARDS

382
Total Rushing/Passing Plays (includes Sacks)       63
Average Gain per Offensive Play       6.1

NET YARDS RUSHING

153
Total Rushing Plays       29
Average Gain per Rushing Play       5.3
Tackled for a Loss (Number-Yards)       1-4

NET YARDS PASSING

229
Times Sacked (Number-Yards)       3 - 19
Gross Yards Passing       248

PASS COMP-ATT-INT

21 - 31 - 1
Average Gain per Passing Play (includes Sacks)       6.7

KICKOFFS (Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks)

5 - 3 - 1

PUNTS (Number-Average)

7 - 38.7
Blocked         0
Net Punting Average       36.4

FGs BLOCKED - PATs BLOCKED

0 - 0

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (excludes Kickoffs)

14

Punt Returns (Number-Yards)

      2 - 11
Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards)       4 - 88
Interception Returns (Number-Yards)       1 - 3

PENALTIES (Number-Yards)

      7 - 44

FUMBLES (Number-Lost)

   1 - 0

TOUCHDOWNS

4
Rushing         2
Passing         2
Interceptions         0
Kickoff Returns         0
Fumble Returns         0
Punt Returns         0

EXTRA POINTS (Made-Attempted)

4 - 4
Kicking (Made-Attempted)       4 - 4
Two Point Conversions (Made-Attempted)       0 - 0

FIELD GOALS (Made-Attempted)

   0 - 1

RED ZONE EFFICIENCY

3/3 - 100%

GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY

2/2 - 100%

SAFETIES

0

FINAL SCORE

28

TIME OF POSSESSION

30:18

   

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