Titans
Patriots
27 - 24 Final
  for this game

Defense, late field goal lifts Titans past Patriots

Aug 18, 2007 - 3:39 AM FOXBORO, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Perhaps the Tennessee Titans don't need Pacman Jones after all.

The Titans recorded four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, and John Vaughn kicked a 22-yard field goal with less than two minutes remaining as the Titans posted a 27-24 preseason triumph over the New England Patriots on Friday.

With cornerback Jones venturing into both the wrestling ring and recording studio during his season-long suspension, the Titans made their presence felt on defense.

Cornerback Cortland Finnegan picked off Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown with 12:27 remaining in the first quarter, giving Tennessee a 7-0 lead.

Michael Griffin had two interceptions and Lamont Thompson also picked off a pass for Tennessee (1-1).

Brady regrouped and connected with former Miami Dolphin Wes Welker for a 28-yard score in the first. Welker is hoping quality trumps quantity, as it was his second straight preseason game with only one catch.

Brady finished 10-of-19 for 145 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Noticeably absent for New England (0-2) were running back Laurence Maroney, who was resting his surgically-repaired shoulder, and wide receiver Randy Moss, who was nursing a sore hamstring.

Tennessee quarterback Vince Young was 5-of-17 for 102 yards and sacked four times.

With last season's leading rusher Travis Henry now in Denver, Chris Brown led the Titans' ground attack, gaining 67 yards on 10 carries.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE 7 0 10 10 27
    NEW ENGLAND 14 3 0 7 24 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, CORTLAND FINNEGAN 51 YD
    INTERCEPTION RETURN (ROB BIRONAS
    KICK), 2:43. TENNESSEE 7-0
    NWE - TD, WES WELKER 28 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    5:00. TENNESSEE 7-7
    NW

    Aug 17 11:29 PM
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    FG TEN
    JOHN VAUGHN 22 YD
    TENNESSEE 27
    NEW ENGLAND 24 1:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Titans vs. PatriotsAug 17 11:18 PM
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    TD NWE
    MATT GUTIERREZ 2 YD RUN
    (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
    TENNESSEE 24
    NEW ENGLAND 24 6:12 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Titans vs. PatriotsAug 17 11:01 PM
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    TD TEN
    DONTRELL MOORE 4 YD RUN
    (JOHN VAUGHN KICK)
    TENNESSEE 24
    NEW ENGLAND 17 12:11 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE 7 0 10 17
    NEW ENGLAND 14 3 0 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, CORTLAND FINNEGAN 51 YD
    INTERCEPTION RETURN (ROB BIRONAS
    KICK), 2:43. TENNESSEE 7-0
    NWE - TD, WES WELKER 28 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    5:00. TENNESSEE

    Aug 17 10:41 PM


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    FG TEN
    JOHN VAUGHN 31 YD
    TENNESSEE 17
    NEW ENGLAND 17 3:39 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    TD TEN
    ROYDELL WILLIAMS 15 YD PASS FROM KERRY COLLINS
    (JOHN VAUGHN KICK)
    TENNESSEE 14
    NEW ENGLAND 17 10:41 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE 7 0 7
    NEW ENGLAND 14 3 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, CORTLAND FINNEGAN 51 YD
    INTERCEPTION RETURN (ROB BIRONAS
    KICK), 2:43. TENNESSEE 7-0
    NWE - TD, WES WELKER 28 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    5:00. TENNESSEE 7-7

    Aug 17 9:50 PM


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    FG NWE
    STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 32 YD
    TENNESSEE 7
    NEW ENGLAND 17 4:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE 7 7
    NEW ENGLAND 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, CORTLAND FINNEGAN 51 YD
    INTERCEPTION RETURN (ROB BIRONAS
    KICK), 2:43. TENNESSEE 7-0
    NWE - TD, WES WELKER 28 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    5:00. TENNESSEE

    Aug 17 8:59 PM


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    TD NWE
    HEATH EVANS 2 YD RUN
    (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
    TENNESSEE 7
    NEW ENGLAND 14 7:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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    TD NWE
    WES WELKER 28 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY
    (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
    TENNESSEE 7
    NEW ENGLAND 7 10:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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    TD TEN
    CORTLAND FINNEGAN 51 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (ROB BIRONAS KICK)
    TENNESSEE 7
    NEW ENGLAND 0 12:17 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Titans vs. PatriotsAug 17 8:16 PM