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13 Sep 2021, 18:03 GMT+10

TEAM NOTES

• The announced paid attendance was 67,216, the largest announced crowd for a game at Nissan Stadium since 68,864 fans were announced for the Titans-Chiefs game on Nov. 10, 2019.

• Out of the 46 players who participated in the game for the Titans, 17 of them made their Titans debut. The group included three starters: wide receiver Julio Jones, outside linebacker Bud Dupree and cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins.

OLB OLA ADENIYI

• Made his Titans debut and led the club with two special teams tackles.

WR A.J. BROWN

• Tied for the team lead with four receptions for 49 receiving yards with one touchdown.

• Caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter. It was his 20th career touchdown reception, making him the 15th player in franchise history to reach 20 touchdown catches.

• Recorded a solo tackle on defense on the final play of the first half.

S KEVIN BYARD

• Intercepted a Kyler Murray pass and returned the ball 12 yards in the third quarter. The takeaway led to a Titans touchdown on the ensuing possession.

• With his 19th career interception, he tied Keith Bulluck (19) and Miller Farr (19) for 15th place on the franchise's career interception list.

• Posted his 19th interception since 2017, which ranks second in the NFL (Xavien Howard).

S MATTHIAS FARLEY

• Made his Titans debut and completed a six-yard pass to Amani Hooker on a fake punt to convert a fourth-and-four in the first quarter.

CB KRISTIAN FULTON

• Set a career high and led the defense with two passes defensed in his third NFL start. He added three tackles.

RB DERRICK HENRY

• Led the team with 58 rushing yards on 17 attempts, including a long of 19 yards.

S AMANI HOOKER

• Caught a six-yard pass from Matthias Farley on a fake punt to convert a fourth-and-four in the first quarter.

• Tied for second on the squad with six tackles.

WR JULIO JONES

• Made his Titans debut and caught three passes for 29 yards.

• Recorded his first reception with the Titans on a nine-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in the second quarter.

• Extended his streak to 128 consecutive individual NFL games with at least one reception. It is the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Antonio Brown).

P BRETT KERN

• His first game of 2021 marked the beginning of his 13th season with the Titans. It put him in a tie with Brad Hopkins (13) for third place in franchise history for most seasons played behind only Bruce Matthews (19) and Elvin Bethea (16).

• Punted three times for a 50.3-yard gross average and a 42.3-yard net average.

OLB HAROLD LANDRY III

• Ran Kyler Murray out of bounds in the first quarter for a two-yard sack. It was his 20th career sack.

DL LARRELL MURCHISON

• Logged his first career start and was credited with one tackle.

WR CHESTER ROGERS

• Tied for the team lead with four receptions and led the club with 62 receiving yards. He added a 14-yard kickoff return.

• Caught a 39-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill on a flea flicker in the second quarter.

DT JEFFERY SIMMONS

• Totaled five tackles, including a sack.

• Ended a Cardinals drive with a seven-yard sack on third down in the third quarter. It was his sixth career sack.

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

• Completed 21 of 35 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown and one interception (74.9 passer rating).

• Completed a 39-yard pass to Chester Rogers on a flea flicker in the second quarter.

• Completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown in the third quarter for his first touchdown pass of the season and his 179th career touchdown pass.

• Registered his 14th consecutive game with at least one touchdown pass, tying George Blanda (14 games from 1961-1962) for the fifth-longest such streak in franchise history.

• Scored a touchdown on a one-yard rushing attempt in the second quarter. It was his 18th career touchdown run and gave him four consecutive games with at least one touchdown run, dating back to the 2020 season. He became the first quarterback in franchise history to rush for at least one touchdown in four consecutive contests.

• With a streak that dates back to the end of the 2020 campaign, he became the first player for the franchise and only the third NFL player since 1970 to register four consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass and at least one rushing touchdown. He joined Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, who in 2020 accomplished the feat in five straight appearances, and Michael Vick, who held the previous record with a four-game streak for Philadelphia in 2010.

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