Bulger lifts St. Louis to victory

Rams 31 Titans 27

NFL Gameday

Week Three

September 26, 2005

ST. LOUIS — Marc Bulger threw three touchdown passes and the St. Louis Rams (2-1) earned a 31-27 win yesterday over the Tennessee Titans.

In their first meeting since the Super Bowl in 2000, the Titans (1-2) drove to the St. Louis 23 in the final minute and had two shots at the end zone before running out of downs.

Torry Holt caught nine passes for 163 yards for the Rams.

Tennessee 10 0 14 3 - 27

St. Louis 0 17 7 7 - 31

First quarter Ten-Troupe 16 pass from McNair (Bironas kick), 6:21. Ten-FG Bironas 41, 4:01.

Second quarter StL-Archuleta 85 interception return (Wilkins kick), 12:28. StL-FG Wilkins 46, 7:55. StL-M.Faulk 13 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 2:08.

Third quarter StL-Holt 32 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 9:30. Ten-B.Jones 4 pass from McNair (Bironas kick), 3:22. Ten-Odom 25 fumble return (Bironas kick), 2:37.

Fourth quarter StL-Curtis 10 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 14:54. Ten-FG Bironas 39, 6:02. A-65,835.

.........................Ten StL

First downs 18 22

Total Net Yards 335 360

Rushes-yards 24-87 21-101

Passing 248 259

Punt Returns 1-0 1-1

Kickoff Returns 4-109 4-94

Interceptions Ret. 1-1 2-109

Comp-Att-Int 24-39-2 21-28-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-13 4-33

Punts 5-43.2 4-42.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-3

Penalties-Yards 11-80 11-75

Time of Possession 32:50 27:10

Rushing-Tennessee, Brown 20-83, McNair 1-4, Henry 3-0. St. Louis, M.Faulk 6-50, S.Jackson 12-48, Bulger 3-3.

Passing-Tennessee, McNair 24-39-2-261. St. Louis, Bulger 21-28-1-292.

Receiving-Tennessee, Kinney 7-64, Bennett 6-96, B.Jones 5-40, Troupe 2-22, Brown 2-5, Calico 1-18, Henry 1-16. St. Louis, Holt 9-163, Curtis 5-56, M.Faulk 3-31, Looker 2-25, Bruce 1-11, S.Jackson 1-6. Missed field goals-None.

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