The Tennessee Titans did something that the NFL had never seen before this week, scoring five touchdowns of 60 or more yards in one game on Sunday verse the Detroit Lions.
First of the five big plays, was a reincarnation of 'The Music City Miracle', as return man Darius Reynaud fielded a punt and threw a lateral pass across the field to Tommie Campbell, who took the ball 65 yards untouched down the sideline for the touchdown to give the Titans a 10-6 lead.
Next was a 61 yard pass from Jake Locker to Jared Cook across the middle to put the Titans up 17-6. Cook pulled in the catch and broke a tackle before taking it the distance for his first score of the season.
Reynaud then scored one of his own, taking a kickoff 105 yards down the right sideline to tie the game at 27-27 with just under seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Titans definitely began to see the benefits of Reynaud's vast skill-set against the Lions, after he played his way into the starting return-man role following Marc Mariani's season ending injury in the preseason.
Nate Washington then pulled down the potential play of the year in the NFL, with a 71 yard touchdown reception after snagging the deep pass around the defenders back. Washington caught the ball around the defender, who had his back facing the pass, and pulled his hands over his head, then turned and ran the rest of the way to give the Titans a 34-27 lead with three minutes left in the game.
The final play was made by defensive back Alterraun Verner when he stripped the ball from the hands Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew and took it 72 yards for the score. Verner came up quickly on Pettigrew after he secured the pass, and then took the ball right out of his hands after the initial contact.
The combination of the two special teams plays, the two offensive plays and the one on defense, gave Tennessee an amazing piece of NFL history while also securing their first win of the season.
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