1:00 PM ET, October 7, 2007
LP Field, Nashville, TN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons had first-and-goal at the Tennessee 1, needing a touchdown to get even with 2 minutes left.When Albert Haynesworth leaped and turned a toss play into an 8-yard loss, Tennessee's resilient, stingy defense bailed out sloppy Titans quarterback Vince Young.
When Byron Leftwich replaced Joey Harrington in the fourth quarter, coach Bobby Petrino hoped the change would provide a much-needed spark. Unfortunately, Leftwich probably was even more ineffective, connecting on just two of eight attempts. After a turnover gave the Falcons the ball in the red zone, Leftwich threw an interception as his arm was jostled by a pass-rusher. One of the issues Leftwich had while in Jacksonville was his long-armed, slow delivery. He has a tendency to drop the ball as he winds up to throw it, which gives defenders more time to read the pass and close on the receivers -- or defensive linemen an extra half-step or full step to close on the quarterback. He still needs to improve on his ability to make a quick decision and pull the trigger.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
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The Titans are 13-1 against the NFC South. ... Atlanta lineman Wayne Gandy Fuller has interception returns for TDs in consecutive games, both coming off tips. This time, the ball bounced off Falcons WR Michael Jennings' left hand to Fuller. ... The Titans beat Atlanta for the fifth straight time. ... Tennessee improved to 11-8 after its bye.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||3.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:00||Deangelo Hall 56 Yd Fumble Return (Morten Andersen Kick)||7||0|
|TD||06:15||Chris Brown 3 Yd Run (Rob Bironas Kick)||7||7|
|FG||11:15||Morten Andersen 32 Yd||10||7|
|FG||00:00||Rob Bironas 30 Yd||10||10|
|FG||10:08||Morten Andersen 28 Yd||13||10|
|FG||06:56||Rob Bironas 40 Yd||13||13|
|TD||01:00||Vincent Fuller 76 Yd Interception Return (Rob Bironas Kick)||13||20|