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Titans use big plays to KO Rams

Aug 10, 2008 - 3:30 AM By Chip Cirillo PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- A veteran middle linebacker and two young running backs led the Tennessee Titans to victory on Saturday night.

Keith Bulluck scored on a 13-yard interception return in the first quarter and rookie Chris Johnson and Quinton Ganther scored on long runs, sparking the Titans to a 34-13 win over the St. Louis Rams in the preseason opener at LP Field.

Johnson, a first-round draft pick from East Carolina, showcased his speed on a 66-yard touchdown run up the middle to give Tennessee a 17-3 lead in the second quarter.

Ganther, who has spent most of the past two seasons on the Titans' practice squad, scored two touchdowns in the second half and rushed for 115 yards on eight carries.

The former Utah running back scored on a 45-yard TD run after breaking a tackle in the third quarter and added a 2-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter to give the Titans a commanding 34-13 lead.

Rams starting quarterback Marc Bulger struggled in the first quarter, completing 3-of-9 passes for 29 yards with one interception and a 3.7 rating. St. Louis was without star running back Steven Jackson, who has yet to report to camp in a salary dispute.

John Vaughn, filling in for the injured Rob Bironas (groin), kicked field goals of 48 and 43 yards in the first half for Tennessee.

The two teams were very familiar with each other after practicing together four times in Nashville on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tennessee when cornerback Nick Harper suffered a mild concussion on the first play from scrimmage, which kept him out for the remainder of the game.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 3 10 0 0 13
    TENNESSEE 7 13 7 7 34 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, KEITH BULLUCK 14 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (JOHN VAUGHN KICK), 7:19.
    TENNESSEE 7-0
    STL - FG, JOSH BROWN 44 YD, 12:13. TENNESSEE
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: TEN - FG, JOHN VAUGHN 48 YD, 0:10. TENN

    Aug 9 11:08 PM


  • NFL
    TD TEN
    QUINTON GANTHER 2 YD RUN
    (JOHN VAUGHN KICK)
    ST LOUIS 13
    TENNESSEE 34 14:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rams 13, Titans 34  4th - 14:01Aug 9 10:41 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 3 10 0 13
    TENNESSEE 7 13 7 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, KEITH BULLUCK 14 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (JOHN VAUGHN KICK), 7:19.
    TENNESSEE 7-0
    STL - FG, JOSH BROWN 44 YD, 12:13. TENNESSEE
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: TEN - FG, JOHN VAUGHN 48 YD, 0:1

    Aug 9 10:33 PM


  • NFL
    TD TEN
    QUINTON GANTHER 45 YD RUN
    (JOHN VAUGHN KICK)
    ST LOUIS 13
    TENNESSEE 27 4:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rams 13, Titans 27  3rd - 4:18Aug 9 10:20 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 3 10 13
    TENNESSEE 7 13 20 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, KEITH BULLUCK 14 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (JOHN VAUGHN KICK), 7:19.
    TENNESSEE 7-0
    STL - FG, JOSH BROWN 44 YD, 12:13. TENNESSEE
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: TEN - FG, JOHN VAUGHN 48 YD, 0:10. T

    Aug 9 9:43 PM


  • NFL
    FG STL
    JOSH BROWN 48 YD
    ST LOUIS 13
    TENNESSEE 20 0:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams 13, Titans 20  2nd - 0:06Aug 9 9:42 PM


  • NFL
    FG TEN
    JOHN VAUGHN 42 YD
    ST LOUIS 10
    TENNESSEE 20 1:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams 10, Titans 20  2nd - 1:27Aug 9 9:35 PM


  • NFL
    TD STL
    ANTONIO PITTMAN 2 YD RUN
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    ST LOUIS 10
    TENNESSEE 17 3:30 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams 10, Titans 17  2nd - 3:30Aug 9 9:23 PM


  • NFL
    TD TEN
    CHRIS JOHNSON 66 YD RUN
    (JOHN VAUGHN KICK)
    ST LOUIS 3
    TENNESSEE 17 4:48 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams 3, Titans 17  2nd - 4:48Aug 9 9:17 PM


  • NFL
    FG TEN
    JOHN VAUGHN 48 YD
    ST LOUIS 3
    TENNESSEE 10 14:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams 3, Titans 10  2nd - 14:50Aug 9 8:49 PM
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    Rams 3, Titans 7  End of 1stAug 9 8:48 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 3 3
    TENNESSEE 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEN - TD, KEITH BULLUCK 14 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (JOHN VAUGHN KICK), 7:19.
    TENNESSEE 7-0
    STL - FG, JOSH BROWN 44 YD, 12:13. TENNESSEE
    7-3

    Aug 9 8:45 PM


  • NFL
    FG STL
    JOSH BROWN 44 YD
    ST LOUIS 3
    TENNESSEE 7 2:47 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rams 3, Titans 7  1st - 2:47Aug 9 8:38 PM


  • NFL
    TD TEN
    KEITH BULLUCK 14 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (JOHN VAUGHN KICK)
    ST LOUIS 0
    TENNESSEE 7 7:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rams 0, Titans 7  1st - 7:41Aug 9 8:27 PM