The Tennessee Titans desperately needed this win to breathe life into their struggling season. Their big star running back Chris Johnson has been way under performing. Than they lost their starting quarterback Jake Locker to a foot injury a week ago. So if there was ever a time for the Titans to get a win it was tonight. With veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck leading the way the Titans managed to over take the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hasselbeck proved he still has it in him to lead a team ending 25 of 44 with 290 yards. And Johnson showed another glimmer of light with 91 yards and 19 carries.
The game was more of a loss for the Steelers than a win for the Titans. Going into the game the Steelers were missing the key component to their defense safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker LaMarr Woodley. And things just kept getting worse. The injuries piled up faster than the points. In the first play center Maurkice Pouncey injured his right left and left the game. Than in the second quarter right tackle Marcus Gilbert hurt his right ankle. In the third quarter running back Ike Redman who had caught four passes for 105 yards injured his right ankle and had to leave the game. Oh yeah than running back Rashard Mendenhall was taken out by an Achilles injury. So despite quarterback Ben Roethlisberger having 363 yards, there was not much he could do. Especially when cornerback Ike Taylor passing penalty gave the Titans a tying touchdown.
With the game tied at 23 everything came down to a 40-yard field goal kick. Titan kicker, Rob Bironas, who had missed earlier in the evening, came through to win the game.