Young keeps Titans in hunt for playoff spot

Titans 30 Bills 29

Nfl Week 16

Gameday

December 25, 2006

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rookie Vince Young threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another, keeping the Tennessee Titans' playoff hopes alive with a 30-29 win over the Buffalo Bills yesterday.

The Titans (8-7), who have won six straight, are attempting to become the first NFL team to qualify for the playoffs by overcoming an 0-5 start.

Buffalo (7-8) had its postseason hopes end, unable to score on a last-minute drive.

Tennessee 7 13 0 10-30

Buffalo 10 9 10 0-29

First quarter Buf-FG Lindell 21, 11:20. Ten-Wade 22 pass from Young (Bironas kick), 7:54. Buf-McGahee 1 run (Lindell kick), 2:30.

Second quarter Ten-FG Bironas 42, 12:34. Ten-FG Bironas 20, 9:15. Buf-FG Lindell 36, 6:26. Buf-FG Lindell 45, 1:01. Ten-Young 36 run (Bironas kick), :01. Buf-FG Lindell 21, :00.

Third quarter Buf-Evans 37 pass from Losman (Lindell kick), 9:11. Buf-FG Lindell 24, :30.

Fourth quarter Ten-B.Jones 29 pass from Young (Bironas kick), 11:14. Ten-FG Bironas 30, 2:10. A-54,765.

Ten Buf

First downs 18 22

Total net yards 396 368

Rushes-yards 40-215 24-117

Passing 181 251

Punt returns 1-(-2) 1-0

Kickoff returns 7-179 5-96

Interceptions ret. 2-36 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 13-20-0 19-34-2

Sacked-Yards lost 1-2 3-15

Punts 4-29.5 2-40.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 11-81 5-50

Time of possession 33:18 26:42 Rushing-Tennessee, Henry 25-135, Young 8-61, L.White 6-16, Roby 1-3. Buffalo, McGahee 22-95, Reed 1-15, Thomas 1-7. Passing-Tennessee, Young 13-20-0-183. Buffalo, Losman 19-33-2-266, Evans 0-1-0-0. Receiving-Tennessee, B.Jones 5-101, L.White 3-17, Hall 2-28, Hartsock 2-15, Wade 1-22. Buffalo, Price 7-73, Evans 5-64, Reed 2-70, Royal 2-30, McGahee 2-20, Cieslak 1-9.

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