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Titans score 28 points in 5 minutes: 2 punt return TDs, 2 pick-sixes

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A meaningless Week 17 game in Tennessee has just provided us with one of the most shocking sequences in the history of football: The Titans scored 28 points on four touchdowns (two each by two players) in less than five minutes of game time — without running a single offensive play.

It started with the Jaguars winning 14-7 at the two-minute warning of the first half, when quarterback Chad Henne threw an interception that Titans linebacker Zach Brown returned 79 yards for a touchdown. That tied the game at 14-14.

After the Jaguars were stopped on their next offensive series, they punted — and Titans returner Darius Reynaud ran it back 69 yards for a touchdown. That made the score 21-14 Titans just before halftime.

The Jaguars got the ball to start the second half and were stopped on their opening possession, so they punted — and Reynaud returned the punt 81 yards for a touchdown. That made the score 28-14 Titans with 13:13 remaining in the third quarter.

On the Jaguars’ next possession, Henne again threw an interception to Brown, and Brown again returned it for a touchdown, this time going 30 yards. That made the score 35-14 Titans with 12:11 remaining in the third quarter.

That’s right: The Titans scored two touchdowns in the last two minutes of the first half and two touchdowns in the first three minutes of the second half, and they never had the ball on offense at any point during those five minutes. What a wacky way for these two bad teams to end their season.

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11 Responses to “Titans score 28 points in 5 minutes: 2 punt return TDs, 2 pick-sixes”
  1. f00sballfan says: Dec 30, 2012 3:18 PM

    Every Titans fan should be pissed. The team has otherwise looked like crap today, but will likely win and get knocked out of drafting in the top ten.

  2. isphet71 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:20 PM

    Too bad that anyone playing the Titan’s Defense in fantasy football probably isn’t in the finals this week. That stat line is going to be sick for a defense.

  3. jhorton83 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    Better start packing your bags, Mularkey.

  4. doublec42788 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    Hennebody but Chad as the starting quarterback next year!

  5. msclemons67 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:23 PM

    The Music City Miracle Part 2: When Nobody Cared

  6. cannonballdookie says: Dec 30, 2012 3:23 PM

    And people don’t believe in luck…

  7. prettyboyjag says: Dec 30, 2012 3:23 PM

    The only explanation for this is…because jaguars. See ya Gene.

  8. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 30, 2012 3:23 PM

    The Jags are bad.

  9. vanmorrissey says: Dec 30, 2012 3:25 PM

    f00sballfan is an idiot. To think by winning today screws up a chance to get a ‘prospect’ who may not even be a difference maker is pathetic. Moving down a spot or two will not change this team. They need more than one player to make noticeable improvement.

  10. jagtiger says: Dec 30, 2012 3:31 PM

    Anybody but Henne or Tebow for quarterback next year!

  11. f00sballfan says: Dec 30, 2012 4:32 PM

    @vanmorrissey

    It’s not just about the first round, genius. It’s about the entire draft. Moving up puts you in a better position (in every round) to get guys who could potentially come in and make a difference.

    Not that it would likely make a difference with this coaching staff, assuming they stay. Which brings up another reason winning today potentially hurts the team… the current coaching staff remains largely intact.

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