4:15 PM ET, November 29, 2009
LP Field, Nashville, TN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On rubbery legs, Titans coach Jeff Fisher summed up what everyone just saw."You guys don't mind if I sit down and do this do you? OK. WOW! What a great finish!" Fisher said as he slumped behind the podium. "We've had some finishes around here, but I can't remember one like that. Just a tremendous finish."
Vince Young threw for a career high 387 yards, won his ninth straight start and improved to 23-11 in his career Sunday. But it was an 18-play, 99-yard drive in the final 2:37 that was the stuff of legend. The particulars:
•Young was 9-of-16 for 94 yards, including the 10-yard winning TD to Kenny Britt.
•Young and Britt hooked up three times, including twice on fourth down.
• The Titans converted three times on fourth down (4th and 4 at their own 7; 4th and 4 at the Arizona 44; 4th and 10 at the Arizona 10 on the game's final play).
• In the 2006 Rose Bowl, Young scored on a 4th and 5 run from the USC 8-yard line to win the game. The QB he beat that night? Matt Leinart, who started Sunday for Arizona.
Fitzgerald became the second-fastest receiver to 500 career receptions with his first catch of the second half -- his 87th career game. The fastest? Teammate Anquan Boldin did it in 80 games. ... Stephens-Howling's TD return was the first by a Cardinals rookie since Roy Green's 106-yard return at Dallas on Oct. 21, 1979. ... Dockett now has a sack in four straight games. ... The last kickoff returned for a TD allowed by Tennessee was to Alvis Whitted of Jacksonville. ... The Titans are 28-3 against teams making their first visit to LP Field. Arizona was the last. They also won their seventh straight against the NFC.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||7.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||10:38||Rob Bironas 52 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 31 yds, 2:52
|FG||13:33||Rob Bironas 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 14 plays, 89 yds, 8:55
|FG||2:00||Neil Rackers 41 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 55 yds, 5:58
|TD||3:50||Chris Johnson 85 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 85 yds, 0:19
|TD||3:37||Larod Stephens-Howling 99 Yard Kickoff Return (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 98 yds, 0:00
|TD||12:27||Tim Hightower 6 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:21
|TD||0:06||Kenny Britt 10 Yard Pass From Vince Young (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 18 plays, 99 yds, 2:37