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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Titans' 35 first-half points a Turkey Day record

By Paul Kuharsky

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 Titans RB Chris Johnson had 89 yards and two TDs in the first quarter.

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

DETROIT -- There is not much suspense here at Ford Field, where the Titans are up on the Lions, 35-10, at halftime.

Elias Sport Bureau reports that the 35 first-half points by the Titans are the most ever by a team playing on Thanksgiving. The previous high: 27, in 2004 (Indianapolis vs. Detroit) and 1990 (Detroit vs. Denver).

I suspect someone in your house is asleep on your couch, so I am writing this very quietly. Please read it in a whisper.

The question now is how much might we see third-string running back Quinton Ganther carry the ball before this is over? And could Vince Young be handing it to him? Smash (LenDale White) and Dash (Chris Johnson) have done major damage. Each has two touchdowns.

Running against this defense certainly has the Titans feeling good about themselves, but how much are they really fixing things when they're facing such feeble defense?

With the Titans up 25, I yield the floor to Vince Masi of ESPN Research, who provides some excellent notes on this game: