Wrap-up: Titans 41, Bills 17

With about five minutes left Sunday at LP Field, the Buffalo Bills' defense desperately needed to make a stop, something they had trouble doing all day against Tennessee Titans back Chris Johnson.

The Bills were down by seven points. The Titans faced a third-and-14 situation on the Bills' 48-yard line. If the Bills wanted to win, this was the play they needed to contain.

The Bills were powerless. As he had all afternoon, Johnson picked up the first down and the Titans kept the ball until they kicked it through the uprights for a lead-padding field goal.

Buffalo lost 41-17 in a game that started out well but fizzled in the second half.

After Tennessee converted that third down and made it a two-score game, Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick threw interceptions that were returned for touchdowns, making the final score lopsided.

The Bills are 3-6 and alone in last place in the AFC East standings because the Miami Dolphins won Sunday. The Titans were winless three weeks ago, but now they have the same record as the Bills.

The Bills went into the game having run only two Wildcat-style plays all year. They broke it out Sunday, with running back Fred Jackson throwing a 27-yard touchdown pass to Lee Evans.

Everybody was having fun. Terrell Owens, who blew up on the sidelines because he was wide open and not getting the ball, had three receptions for 85 yards just a couple minutes into the second half. But that's what he finished with.

The score was tied at 17 in the third quarter, but the Bills simply had no answers for Chris Johnson, who gashed them on runs and receptions and helped the Titans convert an appalling 11 of 17 third downs.

Johnson, the NFL's rushing leader, stampeded the league's worst rushing defense. He ran 26 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine catches for 100 yards.