The TENNESSEE TITANS, who started as a charter member (Houston Oilers) of the AFL in 1960, played in the 800th game (including postseason) of their franchise’s history in a 20-0 loss at Houston.
Tennessee is one of six clubs that has played or will play in its 800th overall game in 2010:
|TEAM||TOTAL GAMES (INCL. POST)||800TH GAME|
|Oakland Raiders||810||Week 1; L 38-13 at Tennessee|
|New England Patriots||802||Week 10; W 39-26 at Pittsburgh|
|Tennessee Titans||800||Week 12; L 20-0 at Houston|
|Denver Broncos||799||Week 13; at Kansas City|
|Minnesota Vikings||798||Week 14; vs. NY Giants|
|Buffalo Bills||796||Week 16; vs. New England|
In their second primetime victory in as many weeks, the San Diego Chargers and head coach NORV TURNER earned a 36-14 win at Indianapolis on Sunday Night Football. Turner is now one of six active head coach with 100 or more career wins (including postseason):
|HEAD COACH||HEAD COACHING CAREER||TOTAL WINS|
|Bill Belichick||Cleveland (1991-95); New England (2000-present)||172|
|Mike Shanahan||LA Raiders (1988-89); Denver (1995-2008); Washington (2010-present)||159|
|Jeff Fisher||Houston Oilers/Tennessee (1994-present)||146|
|Tom Coughlin||Jacksonville (1995-2002); NY Giants (2004-present)||138|
|Andy Reid||Philadelphia (1999-present)||125|
|Norv Turner||Washington (1994-2000); Oakland (2004-05); San Diego (2007–present)||100|
HOME COOKING: Atlanta Falcons quarterback MATT RYAN completed 24 of 28 passes (85.7 percent) with one touchdown and no interceptions for a 107.9 passer rating in the Falcons’ 20-17 home win over the Green Bay Packers. Ryan, who has led Atlanta to a perfect 6-0 record at the Georgia Dome this season, improved to 19-1 (.950) in his career as the starter at home, tying DANNY WHITE for the best winning percentage in a player’s first 20 starts at home among QBs who began their careers in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
|Matt Ryan||Atlanta Falcons||19||1||.950|
|Marc Bulger||St. Louis||18||2||.900|
|Philip Rivers||San Diego||18||2||.900|
|Kurt Warner||St. Louis||18||2||.900|
JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Houston Texans wide receiver ANDRE JOHNSON had nine receptions for 56 yards with one touchdown in the Texans’ 20-0 win over Tennessee. Johnson has 65 catches this year and is the first player in NFL history to record at least 60 receptions in each of his first eight seasons.
|MOST CONSECUTIVE 60-CATCH SEASONS TO BEGIN CAREER|
|Keyshawn Johnson||NY Jets, Tampa Bay||1996-2002||7|
|*Includes 2010 season|
CONSISTENTLY CONSISTENT: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver RODDY WHITE caught five passes for 49 yards against Green Bay on Sunday. White, who leads the NFL in receptions (84) and ranks first in the NFC in receiving yards (1,066), became the 12th wide receiver in league annals to record 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards or more in four consecutive seasons.
75 SINCE 2006: New York Jets tackle D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON and center NICK MANGOLD each started their 75th consecutive game during the Jets’ 26-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thanksgiving Day. They are the only two players who entered the league together to start their team’s first 75 regular-season games on the same offensive line since 1970.