INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Kerry Collins spent most of the season
gathering rust. On Sunday night, with a playoff spot at stake,
Tennessee's backup quarterback delivered the biggest win of the
He led the Titans to three second-half field goals, including a
54-yarder from Rob Bironas to retake the lead in a 16-10 victory
that left Tennessee celebrating and Cleveland grimacing.
The 10-and-6 Titans had to win to make the playoffs for the
first time since 2003. A loss would have given Cleveland its first
playoff berth since 2002.
When Vince Young left in the third quarter with a right
quadriceps injury, Tennessee appeared to be in trouble. But Collins
replaced Young in the middle of a 13-play, 56-yard drive that ended
with Bironas' tying 40-yard field goal late in the third quarter.
The Colts rested Peyton Manning after two series and Indy's
offense sputtered after that.
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