Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Bills

October 22, 2012

Bills can't hold on against Titans

Hasselbeck's late TD pass ends defensive disaster

ORCHARD PARK —  

Chris Johnson finally hit the gas. And Matt Hasselbeck delivered in the clutch for a second straight week.
And together, they appear to have the sputtering Tennessee Titans turned in the right direction after capping a wild and wacky game with a thrilling finish in a 35-34 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Johnson got the Titans’ offense up and running with 195 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Those scores came during a wild first quarter, in which Tennessee and Buffalo scored three TDs in a span of 30 seconds.
It was then up to Hasselbeck to secure the victory by hitting Nate Washington with a 15-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 1:03 remaining.
“It’s a great feeling,” Hasselbeck said. “To pull through once again in a close game for our third win in a game that came down basically to the last play was a great feeling.”
Facing fourth-and-9, Hasselbeck dropped a pass just over the shoulder of Washington, who had a step on Justin Rogers in the end zone. In his third start in place of Jake Locker, Hasselbeck produced his 22nd fourth-quarter comeback win and second in consecutive weeks after he rallied the Titans to a 26-23 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 11.
It wouldn’t have been possible had Johnson not emerged from a season-long hibernation.
Entering the game with 301 yards rushing, Johnson broke out with the third-best rushing total against a Bills defense he’s become accustomed to dominating.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad game against them,” Johnson said. He’s right. In three games, Johnson upped his career total against the Bills to 480 yards and six touchdowns.
He opened with a 16-yard touchdown for his first score of the season, and then erupted for an 83-yard TD the next time he touched the ball.

Text Only
Bills
  • 140326 Wilson MAIN ART.jpg Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. dies

    Ralph C. Wilson Jr., the man solely responsible for the Buffalo Bills, has died at the age of 95

    March 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140124 Browns ART.jpg Browns hire Bills' DC Mike Pettine as new head coach

    The Browns have hired Buffalo defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their coach, ending a twisting, nearly four-week search.

    January 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 131230 Bills Pats ART.jpg Blount leads Pats to bye with win over Bills
    LeGarrette Blount rushed for a career-high 189 yards and two touchdowns and had two long kickoff returns as New England beat the visiting Buffalo Bills 34-20 on a rainy Sunday.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • 131216 Bills Jags ART.jpg Bills bag the Jags

    EJ Manuel's latest trip to the Sunshine State was considerably better than his last.

    December 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • lpt bills art 2 120913 Bills stomped by Buccaneers, 27-6

    It was a long day for E.J. Manuel and the Buffalo Bills in Tampa on Sunday. Manuel threw four interceptions, the Bills were nearly abysmal on offense, and Buffalo fell to 4-9 on the season with a 27-6 loss to the Bucs.

    December 8, 2013 2 Photos

  • 131202 Bills 1B ART.jpg Another loss in Toronto

    The Falcons made the Bills unravel in Buffalo’s controversial home away from home.

    December 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • LPTBillsART111813.jpg Bills click on all cylinders in win over Jets

    For Bills safety Jairus Byrd, there was nothing like the sight of watching Jets backup quarterback Matt Simms trot out on the field early in the fourth quarter Sunday.

    November 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • 131113 Bills Lockport MAIN art.jpg Lockport in ‘Catch 22’

    Bills players Fred Jackson and Aaron Williams took the time to pose for pictures and sign Bills memorabilia for eager Lockport fans.

    November 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • 131111 Bills MAIN ART.jpg Steel City meltdown
    The Pittsburgh Steelers promised to get back to basics after a horrific first half of the season. A little help from the Buffalo Bills didn't hurt either.

    November 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • 131104 Bills Chiefs MAIN art.jpg KC still perfect

    The Kansas City Chiefs can thank their opportunistic defense for keeping their perfect start intact.

    November 3, 2013 2 Photos

Featured Ads
Community Events
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.