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Tight end Bo Scaife led all Titans receivers with 10 receptions for 78 yards and 1 touchdown, while
wide receiver Brandon Jones caught 8 passes for a game high 82 receiving yards.
However, Titans running back LenDale White's one-yard touchdown run
in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in a 21-14 victory over the
Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. On third-and-goal from the Bears two-yard line with 12
minutes remaining in the game, the Titans called on White, who
stretched across the goal line to put the Titans up 21-7.
Defensive tackle Jason Jones blocked a field goal on the ensuing
Bears possession. Then, after a three-and-out by the Titans, Bears quarterback
Rex Grossman capped a 68-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown
run, bringing the Bears within seven points with less than five minutes remaining.
But the Bears failed to even the score on their last drive of the game,
as Cortland Finnegan broke up a pass on fourth down. Scaife's final reception
with two minutes on the clock gave the Titans a first down and the ability
to kneel on the ball to end the contest.
In a battle of field position, the Titans spent much of the day in Bears
territory. Their average starting field position was their 43-yard line, while the
Bears average drive began on their 21. The Titans limited returner Devin
Hester to 13 yards on two punt returns and a 24.8-yard average on four
In the first quarter, the Bears went on the board first with a 14-play, 75-
yard drive that ended when Grossman found Matt Forte at the goal line for
a five-yard touchdown pass.
The Titans had an opportunity to tie the game near the end of the first
quarter. Safety Chris Hope intercepted a pass in Bears territory that was initially
tipped by Finnegan, and the Titans later faced a fourth-and-goal at the
one-yard line. When fullback Ahmard Hall fumbled a handoff, the ball was
recovered by Bears defensive back Corey Graham.
In the second quarter, on their third of four drives in the game that
started in Bears territory, the Titans finally were able to knot the score. Chris
Carr's 29-yard punt return and a 14-yard reception by Jones helped position
Collins to complete a 10-yard touchdown pass to Scaife.
The score remained 7-7 until the third quarter. On their opening possession
of the half, the Titans drove 56 yards on six plays to take the lead.
Collins completed all five attempts on the drive, including a 12-yard touchdown
to Justin Gage, completing the scoring until White's touchdown run.
Prior to this NFL 2008 season, 23 teams had posted 9-0 records, with five of them losing in their 10th games. Of
the 23, only four finished the regular season undefeated and untied – the 1934 and 1942 Chicago Bears, 1972 Miami
Dolphins and 2007 New England Patriots.
This marks the fourth consecutive NFL season in which at least one team has reached the 9-0 mark – the
longest such streak in NFL history.
The 23 NFL teams to reach 9-0 in the regular season and their eventual records:
Chicago Cardinals (10)
Boston Patriots (10)
L.A. Rams (11)
NFL Football 2008 Week 11: Titans go for 10-0 & Big Division Clashes Highlight NFL Week 11
Heading into NFL 2008 Week 11 against their AFC South-rival Jacksonville Jaguars, the Titans quest is for
10-0. Two of the hottest rivals, the New York Jets and New England Patriots battle for first in the
AFC East this NFL 2008 Week 11. A battle of number ones between Giants and Ravens. NFL’s top-ranked rushing offense squares off against
the league’s top run defense. After their bye weeks, NFC East rivals Redskins and Cowboys are back at it big-time, with lots of scenarios.
NFL Football 2008 Week 10: NFL Midseason Report & AFC NFC Projections
With the NFL 2008 Season half way through going into NFL 2008 Week 10, two things are for sure -- the defending
Super Bowl New York Giants (7-1) and the undefeated Tennessee Titans (8-0).
The New York Giants have the best record in the NFC (7-1) and are on pace to match the 1986 team for the most
wins in franchise history. That team finished 14-2 and won Super Bowl XXI.
The underrated Tennessee Titans defensive prowess and an effective running game have set the tone for the
NFL’s only remaining undefeated team.
NFL Football 2008 Week 10:
Hard to Ignore Titans Go For 9 and 0.
Eagles - Giants Clash in NFC East
It’s hard to fly under the radar when you’re undefeated. But that’s exactly what the Tennessee Titans believe they’re doing, and it doesn’t bother them a bit. The Titans this week seek to become the 11th team -- including one in each of the past three years -- to start a season at 9-0 since the 16-game schedule was established in 1978.
And they don’t care if people haven’t quite noticed. "I still think we’re flying under the radar," says Titans fullback AHMARD HALL, a former U.S. Marine.