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
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||3.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-3||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||1|
|TD||10:12||DeAngelo Hall, 56 yd fumble return (Morten Andersen kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 19 yds, 2:36
|TD||6:20||Chris Brown, 3 yd run (Rob Bironas kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 58 yds, 3:45
|FG||11:19||Morten Andersen 32 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 8 plays, 62 yds, 3:45
|FG||0:04||Rob Bironas 30 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 8 plays, 43 yds, 1:31
|FG||10:13||Morten Andersen 28 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 12 yds, 3:29
|FG||7:00||Rob Bironas 40 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 57 yds, 3:12
|TD||1:12||Vincent Fuller, 76 yd interception return (Rob Bironas kick is good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 10 yds, 1:10