12:30 PM ET, November 27, 2008
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT -- The Tennessee Titans wanted to re-establish the run to get back on track after losing for the first time.The Detroit Lions were very accommodating.
• The Lions allowed the most points on Thanksgiving in team history as they fell to 0-12, tying the franchise record for the worst start to a season set in 2001. It was also the largest margin of defeat for the Lions in their Thanksgiving history.
• The Titans rushed for 292 yards a week after rushing for only 45 in a loss to the Jets. Teammates Chris Johnson (125) and LenDale White (106) become the third set of teammates to rush for 100-plus yards on Thanksgiving in NFL history.
• Their 47 points were the most the Titans have scored since posting 48 at Green Bay in Week 5 of the 2004 season and the most by a team on Thanksgiving since the Lions won 55-20 against the Bears in 1997.
• It was the second time the Lions have allowed 40-plus points this season (48 against the Packers in Week 2).
-- ESPN research
The Company They Keep
The Lions matched the second-worst start in their history, becoming the 10th team since the NFL merger in 1970 to start a season 0-11:
The Smash half of the Titans' Smash and Dash backfield, runs for 125 yards and 2 TDs against the Lions.
Hanson kicked his 40th field goal from 50-plus yards, tying Morten Andersen's NFL record, and made his seventh of the season, pulling him within one of Andersen's single-season mark. ... The Titans swept the NFC North this season. ... Detroit was 0-for-11 on third down. ... Collins beat Detroit for the first time, leaving Miami as the only team he hasn't beaten.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.9||3.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||13:30||Chris Johnson 6 Yd Run (Rob Bironas Kick)||7||0|
|FG||10:30||Jason Hanson 53 Yd||7||3|
|TD||08:21||Chris Johnson 58 Yd Run (Rob Bironas Kick)||14||3|
|TD||02:22||Dave Ball 15 Yd Interception Return (Rob Bironas Kick)||21||3|
|TD||14:20||Lendale White 6 Yd Run (Rob Bironas Kick)||28||3|
|TD||02:48||Lendale White 2 Yd Run (Rob Bironas Kick)||35||3|
|TD||00:34||Michael Gaines 2 Yd Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Jason Hanson Kick)||35||10|
|FG||12:04||Rob Bironas 49 Yd||38||10|
|FG||02:24||Rob Bironas 41 Yd||41||10|
|FG||10:23||Rob Bironas 45 Yd||44||10|
|FG||04:29||Rob Bironas 43 Yd||47||10|