12:30 PM ET, November 27, 2008
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT -- The Tennessee Titans wanted to re-establish the run to get back on track after losing for the first time.The Detroit Lions were very accommodating.
• The Lions allowed the most points on Thanksgiving in team history as they fell to 0-12, tying the franchise record for the worst start to a season set in 2001. It was also the largest margin of defeat for the Lions in their Thanksgiving history.
• The Titans rushed for 292 yards a week after rushing for only 45 in a loss to the Jets. Teammates Chris Johnson (125) and LenDale White (106) become the third set of teammates to rush for 100-plus yards on Thanksgiving in NFL history.
• Their 47 points were the most the Titans have scored since posting 48 at Green Bay in Week 5 of the 2004 season and the most by a team on Thanksgiving since the Lions won 55-20 against the Bears in 1997.
• It was the second time the Lions have allowed 40-plus points this season (48 against the Packers in Week 2).
-- ESPN research
The Company They Keep
The Lions matched the second-worst start in their history, becoming the 10th team since the NFL merger in 1970 to start a season 0-11:
The Smash half of the Titans' Smash and Dash backfield, runs for 125 yards and 2 TDs against the Lions.
Hanson kicked his 40th field goal from 50-plus yards, tying Morten Andersen's NFL record, and made his seventh of the season, pulling him within one of Andersen's single-season mark. ... The Titans swept the NFC North this season. ... Detroit was 0-for-11 on third down. ... Collins beat Detroit for the first time, leaving Miami as the only team he hasn't beaten.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.9||3.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||1-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||13:35||Chris Johnson 6 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 34 yds, 0:32
|FG||10:35||Jason Hanson 53 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yds, 3:00
|TD||8:30||Chris Johnson 58 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 77 yds, 2:09
|TD||2:28||Dave Ball 15 Yard Interception Return (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 0 yds, 0:56
|TD||14:26||Lendale White 6 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 31 yds, 1:24
|TD||2:58||Lendale White 2 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 91 yds, 8:25
|TD||0:37||Michael Gaines 2 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 2 yds, 0:17
|FG||12:08||Rob Bironas 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 29 yds, 2:56
|FG||2:24||Rob Bironas 41 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 39 yds, 4:14
|FG||10:28||Rob Bironas 45 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yds, 2:22
|FG||4:29||Rob Bironas 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 61 yds, 4:27