In the battle of terrible defensive performances, the Bills ended up being slightly worse. With a Nate Washington touchdown with less than two minutes left the Titans pulled ahead one final time to win by a 35-34 score.
The biggest story on the day was Titans runningback Chris Johnson, who looked like the Chris Johnson of old. He ran for 195 yards on the day with two touchdowns. Tim Hasselbeck had a decent day as well, throwing for 205 yards and that important touchdown late in the game.
The Bills also took advantage of facing a lackluster defense. Ryan Fitzpatrick had his best game statistically on the season, throwing for 225 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson both ran for over 70 yards. Stevie Johnson had a much better showing than last week, catching five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
The first half had some explosive plays and some terrible tackling from both sides. Three touchdowns were scored in less than 24 seconds, including a 83 yard rush by Chris Johnson and a 89 yard kick return by Brad Smith.
The Bills were up by six points late in the game and had possession of the ball with about three minutes remaining. Fitzpatrick, who had a decent game so far, made his worst decision of the day at the most critical point. An under thrown pass in tight coverage was intercepted by Jason McCourty around the 50 yard line.
The Titans drive did not start well, with a sack from Kyle Williams and Kyle Moore. However Johnson gashed the defense for a huge 27 yard run to get the team within scoring distance. Hasselbeck took advantage of the opportunity with a 15 yard touchdown to Washington.
The Bills drop to 3-4 going into the bye week while the Titans move up to 3-4 with the victory. We’ll have more game recaps here on Buffalowdown as the week goes along. What do you think about this week’s loss? Comment below.