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Titans Score TD to End First Quarter

Posted by Craig Peters on December 15, 2013 – 4:09 pm

The Tennessee Titans answered a touchdown drive by the Arizona Cardinals with a touchdown drive.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chris Johnson celebrate their TD pass that ended the first quarter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chris Johnson celebrate their TD pass that ended the first quarter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick got solid initial blocking, then bought extra time in the pocket and found Chris Johnson down the left sideline through a window in the defense. Johnson caught the ball, smoothly accelerated and made a nifty cut intl the end zone for a 10-7 lead as the first quarter expired. The drive also included a 12-yard run by Johnson and a 22-yard pass from Fitzpatrick to Delanie Walker on a cleverly designed play.

The Titans took a 3-0 lead on the Arizona Cardinals with 9:34 left in the first quarter at LP Field.

Rob Bironas kicked a 45-yard field goal to cap an eight-play, 37-yard drive that lasted 4:28.

The Titans won the coin toss, deferred and forced a quick three-and-punt by the Cardinals.

Leon Washington returned the punt nine yards, and Fitzpatrick opened with consecutive completions to Nate Washington and Walker. Johnson gained 6 on his first carry, and Tennessee followed with a screen pass to Kendall Wright that gained 7.

Johnson added runs of 2 and 5 to bring up a third-and-3. Fitzpatrick lost the ball as he was trying to elude pressure, but center Brian Schwenke caught the ball and plowed forward two yards to set up the field goal.

Arizona responded with a nine-play, 77-yard drive that Rashard Mendenhall ended with a 1-yard TD run. Carson Palmer was 3-of-3 passing for 53 yards on the drive.

The Cardinals tied the game at 10 on a 25-yard field goal by Jay Feely with 7:21 left in the first half to end a 13-play, 67-yard drive that lasted 7:39.


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2 Responses to “Titans Score TD to End First Quarter”

  1. By addicted2football on Dec 16, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats to Kendall Wright for breaking 1000 yards on the season and Jurrell Casey for having 10.5 sacks, hopefully we’ll get a top 10 draft pick and a better coaching staff to help you guys out next year.

  2. By curson4life on Dec 16, 2013 | Reply

    Different week, same Titans’ result…Loss! Titans fans deserve better than 5-9. And I’m proud of fans not showing up yesterday…Continue sending the message.

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