BIG RETURNS FROM WASHINGTON: In the first quarter,
THREE RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: The Titans scored three rushing touchdowns at Denver—two by
FITZPATRICK-TO-HUNTER BOMBS: Quarterback
HUNTER GOES OVER 100 YARDS, SCORES AGAIN: With a 41-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter—the fourth touchdown catch of his rookie season—wide receiver Justin Hunter went over the 100-yard receiving mark for the second time in three weeks. He led the Titans with a career-high 114 yards on four catches at Denver. On Nov. 24 at Oakland, he reached triple digits for the first time with 109 yards on six receptions. Hunter’s four touchdown receptions tie (
SEASON HIGH FOR KERN:
FIRST-HALF SCORING: The Titans scored 21 points in the first half, their second-highest scoring output of the season in the first half. Their only game with more points in the first two quarters was Sept. 29 against the New York Jets, when they scored 24.
BIG PLAY ON FOURTH DOWN: In the second quarter, the Titans faced a fourth-and-one at their own 49-yard line. They elected to go for it, and the decision paid big dividends. On the fourth-down play, Ryan Fitzpatrick completed a pass to Chris Johnson that went for a 23-yard gain. On the following play, the Titans scored a touchdown.
TOUCHDOWNS ON FIRST TWO DRIVES: For the second time this season, the Titans scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the game. Against the Broncos, they scored on touchdown runs by Shonn Greene and Chris Johnson. The only other time they scored touchdowns on their initial two possessions was Nov. 14 against Indianapolis. In one other contest—Sept. 29 against the New York Jets—their first two drives resulted in scores, but the scores were a touchdown and field goal in that instance.
GREENE SCORES TWICE: Running back Shonn Greene scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter. Then, in the second quarter, he found the end zone again on a 28-yard run. It gave him five career games with two or more touchdowns, three touchdown runs in 2013 and 21 rushing touchdowns in his five-year career.
CHRIS JOHNSON FINDS END ZONE: In the first quarter, running back Chris Johnson scored on a three-yard run. It was Johnson’s fifth rushing touchdown of 2013 and his 49th career rushing touchdown.
GOODEN’S FIRST CAREER START: The Titans defense started in a nickel package with rookie linebacker
SCHIANCOE STARTS FIRST GAME AS A TITAN: In his first game since signing as a free agent on Dec. 4, tight end
KICKOFF TEMP: The official temperature at kickoff was 18 degrees, making the game the fourth-coldest game in the 54-year history of the Titans/Oilers. With five-mile-per-hour winds, the wind chill at kickoff against the Broncos was 11 degrees.
TITANS INACTIVES: The Titans’ seven inactive players were quarterback