Rob Bironas Is Gonna Need To Ice His Leg Tonight

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Posted by OMDQ

Glancing at some scores from the early games today, I remember seeing that the Titans were beating up on Houston, 32-7 in the third and Matt Schaub sidelined with an injury, and thinking to myself that the game was as good as over.

Thus began one of the most ridiculous fourth quarter comebacks in recent memory, with Texans backup Sage Rosenfels tossing four touchdown passes and a two-point conversion in less than thirteen minutes (and he used everybody: nine players had at least one catch for Houston). After trailing by 25 at one point, Houston actually led, 36-35, with less than a minute to play.

They might have pulled off the improbable victory if not for the Magical Foot of Tennessee's Rob Bironas. The third-year kicker accounted for 26 of the Titans' eventual 38 points, with eight field goals in eight attempts and a pair of extra points. And in case you're wondering: yes, eight field goals is a single game record. The previous mark of seven had been held by four different players, most recently Dallas' Billy Cundiff in September 2003.

Bironas' last boot wasn't the longest, but it was the most important: a 29-yarder with no time left to give Tennessee a 38-36 win. It was actually his fourth longest kick in an afternoon filled with chip shots, ironic for a guy who less than a year ago nailed a 60-yarder to beat Indianapolis. His final yardage totals, in order: 52, 25, 21, 30, 28, 43, 29, 25. Just a thought, and it's hard to second guess a win, but in the future Jeff Fisher might want to consider taking a chance and punching it in when the offense is in the red zone.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 4:40 PM


Ugh. I turned the game off with 3 minutes to go. I stink.

Justin Williams said...
Oct 21, 2007, 5:32:00 PM  

Does anyone know why on CBS (at least in Chicago) they were showing the four studio announcers commenting on the plays and not showing them live instead of actually going to the real game announcers and live video footage? It was the strangest and lamest thing; Brown, Marino, Cower, and Esiason just staring at screens (which the viewer couldn't see) and going "Oh! Wow! This or that just happened!", and then they'd show the play. So obnoxious.

CJ said...
Oct 21, 2007, 5:56:00 PM  

the only reason why most got cut off of that game because cbs had a singleheader & at 4:15 they have to stop the bonus coverage to start the doubleheader on fox but if cbs had a doubleheader, most would be watching the end of titans vs texans unless your in a region where the team in the area is playing a the 2nd game you would get cut off for the starting of that game or just joined for the 2nd game

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2007, 6:04:00 PM  

Have we adequately discussed Chad Johnson absolutely OWNING Keyshawn this morning on NFL Countdown?

Scrappled said...
Oct 21, 2007, 7:05:00 PM  

Look for ESPN to get whacked on the knuckles again for releasing the BCS Standings before Fox.
I saw the standings on Deadspin a few hours ago and it was "embargoed until 7:30." ESPN showed the standings on SportsCenter at 7:45, five minutes before Fox's 'exclusive' release of the standings and the opportunity for Fox's NFL analysts (and Charles Davis) to sound completely foolish and moronic about college football.

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2007, 8:03:00 PM  

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