NASHville, Tenn. — Derrick Henry scores his third goal with 3:05 to go, and the Tennessee Titans beat Buffalo 34-31 and snatched the Bills, sneaking a fourth quarterback stop Josh Allen in the final seconds. four-game winning streak.
AFC’s Eastern Leader Bills went to the Titans 3 in their last capture and could have sent the game into overtime with a field goal, but instead went for the win and didn’t execute.
First, Allen was marked as just shy of his first down marker in a scuffle. On the fourth inning, the solid quarterback moved from the shotgun to strike under the middle. Tennessee’s line of defense stepped forward to welcome Allen, his legs sticking out from under him.
The Titans (4-2) took over with 12 seconds to kick off a much-needed celebration for the battered defensive AFC South champions.
Henry came in as the impetuous leader of the NFL despite playing six games for most teams in the league, passing 100 for the fifth game in a row to finish with 143 yards. This was the longest streak in the NFL since DeMarco Murray had eight wins with Dallas in 2014.
The 2020 AP Offensive Player of the Year also had a 76-yard TD run and 3 yards. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill added another TD run against a Buffalo defense who was third against the run.
Harold Landry had two of the Titans’ three sacks and Kevin Byard got a pass.
Bono (4-2) broke the NFL’s halftime lead record to 15 games. But his defenses, which allowed him to score a league-best 12.8 points per game, gave up their season-high points.
Allen finished the race with 353 yards and three tank destroyers. Third, 1 yard to Tommy Sweeney in the last minute of the third quarter, Allen caught a narrow end pass from Dawson Knox to take a 2-point conversion and a 31-24 lead.
Just before halftime, with a Cole Beasley pass with a 29-yard TD pass wide open, Allen passed Aaron Rogers with a 108 combined tank destroyer in his 49th start. Rogers had 107 TDs for the most by a quarterback in his first 50 starts since the NFL merger.
HENRY GOING LONG
Henry currently owns 11 tank destroyers of 50 yards or longer, tying Chris Johnson to the former Titans for fourth place in NFL history. Only Adrian Peterson (16), Barry Sanders (15) and Jim Brown (12) have more. This TD came on the first anniversary of a 94-yard scoring run by Henry.
HOME RUNNING SHOOTING BACK
The Titans went back in history for a game that beat the Bills in an AFC wildcard game known as the Music City Miracle in January 2000. The game was called ‘Home Run Throw Back’ and Frank Wycheck threw a sideways at Kevin Dyson for the winning touchdown.
This time, Chester Rogers scored a point late in the first quarter and threw the field at Chris Jackson. Problem? His pass was a forward pass, not a lateral one that cost the Titans a penalty.
It was a costly game for Tennessee. Three-time Pro Bowl left-hander Taylor Lewan was kicked off the field and was considered for a concussion late in the second quarter. Rookie corner player Caleb Farley, the Titans top pick, was forced off the court with an unsupported left knee injury.
catching an incredible 43-yard ball bouncing off Micah Hyde’s helmet, receiver Julio Jones also injured a hamstring after missing the last two games. Defensive back Chris Jackson did not come back with an injured foot.
Cameron Batson hurt his knee in a starting spin just before halftime. Tennessee entered this game with 16 injured reserves.
For Bono, Knox hurt his hand and missed the fourth quarter.
Buffalo says goodbye before welcoming Miami to Halloween.
Tennessee hosts Kansas City on Sunday.
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