Tennessee Titans’ Game Notes from the Bears Game


Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Bears corner back Sherrick McManis (27) blocks the punt by Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern (6) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

The Tennessee Titans were humiliated yesterday at home by the Chicago Bears in a 51 – 20 blowout. It was the worst loss in the history of LP Field and the worst loss since the 59-0 loss in New England.

  • Rookie WR Kendall Wright only had 2 receptions for 30 yards. He was out of the game later with an injury to his elbow. Hopefully it’s nothing more than a contusion. He’s been improving nicely all season and an important part of this offense.
  • WR Kenny Britt quietly led the team with 5 receptions for 67 yards. His early fumble set the tone for how the Titans offense would play.
  • Speaking of fumbles, here’s the count: 2 CJ, 1 TE Jared Cook, 1 TE Craig Stevens, 1 WR Kenny Britt.
  • QB Matthew Hasselbeck threw 1 INT, though that might have been lower just because of the fact that the Titans couldn’t get a first down to save their lives.
  • The Bears scored 28 points in the first half. 14 of them came from a pick six and blocked punt picked up for a TD. The other two came on offensive drives that started deep in Titans territory thanks to the fumbles.

    Despite the scoreboard showing the Titans losing 31-2 at half, the Titans had out-gained the Bears offense 148 to 136. At the end of the game, the Bears had 358 yards to the Titans 333 yards.

    The Titans lost the time of possession battle, 37:01 minutes to their 22:59 minutes.

  • OLB Akeem Ayers, DE Kamerion Wimbley, and DT Jurrell Casey all collected a sack. Casey forced a fumble that was nearly returned for a TD by Zach Brown/Kamerion Wimbley.
  • Rookie

    OLB Zach Brown

    led the team with 7 tackles and 3 assists, followed closely by

    OLB Akeem Ayers

    with 6 tackles and 2 assists.

    Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second half at LP Field. Chicago defeated Tennessee 51-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

  • CJ recorded the 5th run of his career of 80+ yards on his 80 TD run in the 4th quarter, breaking the NFL recorded he broke earlier this year when he recorded his 4th. He had 141 yards on 16 carries, an average of 8.8 yards per carry.
  • CB Jason McCourty watched another pick sail through his hands. He could easily be at 4 picks on the season, but instead is at 2. The good thing to take from it? He’s in the right place at the right time.
  • Ayers found his hand in the dirt again as a DE and showed a knack for pressuring the QB. He only picked up 1 sack but his hands were on Cutler a few times. He also laid the smack on him in the 1st quarter when Cutler decided to run instead of throwing the ball away.
  • There were more Bears fans in the stands than there were Titans fans. It may as well have been an away game.

    That’s a quick glimpse at the stats from yesterday. There’s plenty more and I’m sure you’ll hear about them, but here’s the ones we’ve got for today. Unfortunately, they don’t paint the prettiest picture.

    There’s plenty of jobs on the line, something Bud Adams made clear yesterday. It’ll be interesting to see if that has any effect on the Titans play the rest of the year.

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