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30 - 3 Final
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Johnson leads Tennessee over Carolina

Nov 13, 2011 - 11:43 PM
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson gained a season-high 130 yards on 27 carries and ran for a touchdown, as the Tennessee Titans pounded the Carolina Panthers, 30-3, at Bank of America Stadium.

Matt Hasselbeck connected on 15-of-27 throws and finished with 219 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Tennessee (5-4), which has won two of its last three games.

Rookie Cam Newton was limited to 212 yards on 23-of-40 passing for the Panthers (2-7) in defeat. He also threw one interception.

"We just got outplayed today," Newton said.

The Titans defense forced the Panthers to go three-and-out to open the game and Marc Mariani returned the ensuing punt 79 yards for a touchdown. It was the third punt return for a TD allowed by Carolina this season.

"We talked about starting fast. We've talked about that a lot, but doing it is another thing. Our special teams the last three weeks have really been playing well and they just took it to the next level, scoring a touchdown," Hasselbeck said.

Carolina's second drive looked promising as the team marched deep into Tennessee territory, but it did not end well. Greg Olsen fumbled a catch from Newton, giving the Titans the ball at their own eight-yard line.

Hasselbeck then completed passes of 18 and 29 yards to Jared Cook and Johnson, respectively, before Damian Williams scored a touchdown on a 43-yard catch- and-run.

Rob Bironas kicked a 38-yard field goal seven seconds into the second quarter to put Tennessee up 17-0.

Chris Gamble picked off Hasselbeck and Olindo Mare, who missed from 50 yards away on the final play of the first half, drilled a 29-yard field goal to put the Panthers on the board in the third quarter. But Tennessee extended its lead to 23-3 on two more Bironas field goals (36 and 49 yards), the latter coming with 10:41 to play in the fourth quarter.

Johnson added a one-yard TD run -- only his second of the season -- late in regulation.

Game Notes

Johnson scored his 36th career rushing touchdown, tying Steve McNair for third place in franchise history...Williams had 107 yards on five receptions...Newton added 55 yards on the ground...Carolina's Legedu Naanee caught a game-high eight passes for 75 yards...The Panthers closed out a three-game stretch at home on Sunday.








  • TENNESSEE: 30
    CAROLINA: 3
    Final

    Nov 13 4:07 PM


  • TENNESSEE: 30
    CAROLINA: 3
    End of Regulation

    Nov 13 4:07 PM


  • Rob Bironas extra point is good.

    Titans 30, Panthers 3  4th - 2:32Nov 13 3:51 PM


  • Tennessee Touchdown - Chris Johnson rushed left for 1 yard.

    Titans 29, Panthers 3  4th - 2:32Nov 13 3:51 PM


  • Tennessee Field Goal - 49-yarder by Rob Bironas.

    Titans 23, Panthers 3  4th - 10:41Nov 13 3:30 PM
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  • TENNESSEE: 20
    CAROLINA: 3
    End of 3rd

    Nov 13 3:20 PM


  • Tennessee Field Goal - 36-yarder by Rob Bironas.

    Titans 20, Panthers 3  3rd - 0:35Nov 13 3:15 PM


  • Carolina Field Goal - 29-yarder by Olindo Mare.

    Titans 17, Panthers 3  3rd - 4:09Nov 13 3:03 PM


  • TENNESSEE: 17
    CAROLINA: 0
    End of 3rd

    Nov 13 2:45 PM


  • TENNESSEE: 17
    CAROLINA: 0
    Halftime

    Nov 13 2:30 PM


  • Rob Bironas kicks 25 yards, out of bounds at the Carolina 40 Carolina has the ball, 1st and 10 on the Carolina 40.

    Titans 17, Panthers 0  2nd - 14:53Nov 13 1:46 PM


  • TENNESSEE: 14
    CAROLINA: 0
    End of 1st

    Nov 13 1:40 PM


  • Rob Bironas extra point is good.

    Titans 14, Panthers 0  1st - 5:45Nov 13 1:25 PM


  • Tennessee Touchdown - Matt Hasselbeck pass to Damian Williams for 43 yards.

    Titans 13, Panthers 0  1st - 5:45Nov 13 1:24 PM
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    Titans 7, Panthers 0  1st - 8:15Nov 13 1:20 PM


  • Rob Bironas extra point is good.

    Titans 7, Panthers 0  1st - 13:56Nov 13 1:07 PM


  • Tennessee Touchdown - Jason Baker punted 56 yards from the Carolina 23 to the Tennessee 21. Marc Mariani returned for 79 yards.

    Titans 6, Panthers 0  1st - 13:56Nov 13 1:07 PM


  • TENNESSEE: 0
    CAROLINA: 0
    1st Quarter - 15:00

    Nov 13 1:03 PM
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