KICKOFF: The Titans deferred after winning the opening coin toss, and will receive to start the second half.
Q3 15:00: Marc Mariani raises his hands to signal ‘It’s good’ as Matt Prater’s kickoff sails through the uprights for a touchback. The Titans take over at their own 20-yard line, and first down brings a carry by Johnson, who is stuffed at the line. He officially picks up a yard. On second down, it’s another carry by Johnson, and Ayers takes him down after another yard. That makes it third-and-8, and Matt Hasselbeck scrambles around in the backfield before hitting Damian Williams for a 19-yard gain and a first down at the 41-yard line.
Q3 13:06: On first down, Hasselbeck hits his fullback Quinn Johnson for a 9-yard gain before he’s taken down by Wesley Woodyard. Johnson picks up the necessary yard for a first down on the next play. With the ball now in Denver territory on the 49, Hasselbeck hits Washington for a 7-yard gain. Second down brings an incomplete pass as Hasselbeck is hit from a blitz, and it’s now third-and-4 at the 43-yard line. Hasselbeck is in the shotgun and he finds a receiver right at the sticks, and apparently that will move the chains.