Final

49ers 22

(2-9, 0-5 away)

Titans 33

(3-8, 2-4 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 27, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
SF 0 14 0 822
TEN 3 6 21 333

Top Performers

Passing: S. McNair (TEN) - 343 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Henry (TEN) - 13 CAR, 86 YDS

Receiving: C. Brown (TEN) - 3 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

San Francisco (2-8) at Tennessee (2-8)

San Francisco (2-8) at Tennessee (2-8), Sunday 1:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The outcome of Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers could play a key role in determining the top pick in April's draft.

Two of the NFL's worst teams, the Titans and Niners will be among the clubs fighting for the top pick in the draft for the right to select either Southern California junior running back Reggie Bush, if he enters the draft, or quarterback Matt Leinart.

If the Titans gained the top pick, they likely would select Leinart since quarterback Steve McNair is expected to be a salary-cap casualty and has contemplated retirement. The Niners selected quarterback Alex Smith first overall last April, so the explosive Bush would be a fit there.

The struggles of both teams were expected.

Due to salary cap woes, the Titans released wide receiver Derrick Mason, cornerback Samari Rolle, defensive lineman Kevin Carter and tackle Fred Miller in the offseason.

San Francisco is in the midst of a major rebuilding job in Mike Nolan's first season as coach. The Niners also have been beset by injuries to their defense and Smith has missed the last four games with a knee injury.

Making his second start of the season, Ken Dorsey completed 18-of-29 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown in the Niners' 27-25 loss to Seattle last week. San Francisco has lost three straight and is in last place in the NFC West.

McNair threw for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week as the Titans' losing streak reached five games with a 31-28 defeat to Jacksonville.

The Titans also lost five straight games last season. They have not lost six in a row since an 11-game slide in 1994. Titans coach Jeff Fisher had the interim tag for the final six games that season. Fisher coached defensive backs for the Niners from 1992-93.

Matchup to watch: Titans left end Kyle Vanden Bosch, who has 8 1/2 sacks, against right tackle Kwame Harris.

Series: San Francisco leads, 7-3. The teams have not met since 1999.

Next week: San Francisco hosts Arizona, December 4 Tennessee visits Indianapolis, December 4

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Passing Leaders

San FranciscoCMP%YDSTDINT
C. Kaepernick60.631651710
B. Gabbert42.93810
TennesseeCMP%YDSTDINT
Z. Mettenberger59.8141287
C. Whitehurst59.2125462

Rushing Leaders

San FranciscoCARYDSAVGTD
F. Gore2309624.24
C. Kaepernick975765.91
TennesseeCARYDSAVGTD
B. Sankey1485513.72
S. Greene832983.62

Receiving Leaders

San FranciscoRECYDSAVGTD
A. Boldin8198112.14
M. Crabtree6465710.34
TennesseeRECYDSAVGTD
D. Walker5684715.14
K. Wright5570612.85

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsSF
 
 224
TEN
 
 320
Yards PassingSF
 
 119
TEN
 
 225
Yards RushingSF
 
 106
TEN
 
 95
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedSF
 
 391
TEN
 
 319
Pass Yds AllowedSF
 
 277
TEN
 
 201
Rush Yds AllowedSF
 
 115
TEN
 
 118

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Tennessee leads 1-0