This game was the classic “grind it out” to the end no matter how bleak it looks, especially through three quarters of play, with the Tennessee Titans finding a way to the fifth victory of the season 37-19 over the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Compliments to Tennessee for battling all the way through,” Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid said afterwards. “You have opportunities to put a team away, you have to do it; we learned a crucial lesson from this that can help us the rest of the season.”
--The Eagles entered Sunday’s contest posting an identical record on the road as the Titans (3-0), but a critical fourth quarter turnover would turn the tide’for the home team.
“They were inside the five-yard line with a chance to go up by 16,” Jeff Fisher added. “We make a play, knock the ball loose and that was a really huge turning point for us in the ballgame.”
Running back LeSean McCoy had the handoff from quarterback Kevin Kolb disrupted by Titans defensive tackle Jason Jones and recovered by rookie Alterraun Verner.
“We had a little miscue down there,” Kolb said. “You cannot do that, it was obviously the turning point in the ballgame.”
--The Titans scored 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter en route to their second home win on the season and three wins in a row. The 27 points in one quarter is a franchise record.
--The victory gives Tennessee its 12th consecutive victory over an NFC opponent.
--Jeff Fisher has never lost (4-0) to the Philadelphia Eagles since becoming head coach of this organization.
--Kenny Britt's big day of seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns is the biggest receiving day since Drew Bennett had 228 yards and three scores on Dec. 13, 2004 against Kansas City.
--Kenny Britt became only the third player in franchise history to have a touchdown reception in five consecutive games, joining Bill Groman (1961) and Chris Sanders (1995).
--Michael Griffin became the seventh player in franchise history to have an interception in four consecutive games, when he picked off Kevin Kolb in the second quarter.
--The game featured 13 total kickoffs, of which 10 were touchbacks. The NFL does not keep records for most touchbacks in a game.
--The Titans have done a better job controlling their penalties with six for 37 yards. The Eagles, on the other hand, had 10 infractions for 100 yards.