NFL Capsule: Titans at Bills

NFL Capsule: Titans at Bills
October 18, 2012, 2:00 pm
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TENNESSEE (2-4) At BUFFALO (3-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bills by 3 1/2

2012 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 2-4; Buffalo 3-3

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 27-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 27; Bills No. 24

LAST MEETING - Titans beat Bills 23-17, Dec. 3, 2011

LAST WEEK - Titans beat Steelers 26-23; Bills beat Cardinals 19-16 OT

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (32), PASS (15)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (24), PASS (29)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (5), PASS (29)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have won four straight and seven of past eight meetings against Buffalo, including Music City Miracle, in which Tennessee beat Buffalo 22-16 on last second touchdown on kickoff return in 2000 AFC wild-card playoff. ... Titans RB Chris Johnson off to pedestrian start with 301 yards rushing, 107 receiving and no scores. Numbers come close to matching Johnson's success against Buffalo. In two games he's combined for 285 yards rushing and four TDs, and 104 yards receiving. ... Johnson 54 yards rushing short of become third Titans player to reach 6,000. ... Titans 0-3 on road, and outscored by combined 106-31. ... PK Rob Bironas one field goal short from becoming second team player to have 200, joining Al Del Greco. ... Veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck set to make third straight start in place of Jake Locker, who's out with shoulder injury. Hasselbeck has 198 career touchdown passes. ... WR Kendall Wright leads NFL rookies with 33 catches. ... Bills defense rebounded against Arizona, following two blowout losses. Buffalo allowed 332 yards and had five sacks after giving up combined 1,201 yards and 97 points and having one sack in previous two. ... In three losses, Bills have allowed 145 points and 1,585 yards, while forcing four turnovers and seven punts. In three wins, Bills have allowed 47 points and 994 yards, while forcing seven turnovers and 20 punts. ... Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has gone two straight without a TD pass after leading NFL with 12 through four games. ... RB Fred Jackson 80 yards short of joining Thurman Thomas (11,938), O.J. Simpson (10,183) and Joe Cribbs (4,445) as only Bills players to reach 4,000. ... DE Mario Williams coming off season-best two-sack outing and has 5 1/2 career sacks against Titans. ... Bills enter bye week following game, and next play at Houston on Nov. 4.

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