2009 Hall of Fame Game - Bills vs. Titans (Oilers)

 

 

The Hall of Fame Game, that takes place the day following the enshrinement of the Class of 2009 (Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson and Rod Woodson), caps the multi-day Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton.

It also marks the first of numerous ways in which the NFL will pay tribute to the American Football League’s 50th Anniversary Season throughout the year. The Titans (who began as the Houston Oilers) and the Bills are charter members of the AFL. The AFL merged with the NFL in 1970 with all of the AFL clubs joining the newly created American Football Conference (AFC). In honor of the anniversary, the Titans will take the field in Houston Oilers ‘60s styled uniforms. Buffalo will also wear throwback uniforms in the game.

Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 8:00 PM ET and the game will be televised nationally by NBC.
 

  Bills Titans
Regular Season 7-9 13-3
Playoffs - 0-1, Lost to Baltimore in Divisional Playoff)
Statistical Leaders
Passing: Trent Edwards (374 att., 245 comp.,; 2,699 yards; 11 TDs; 10 Int.; 85.4 rating) Kerry Collins (415 att., 242 comp.; 2, 676 yards; 12 TD; 7 Int.; 80.2 rating)
Rushing: Marshawn Lynch (250 att.; 1,036 yards; 4.1 avg.; 8 TDs) Chris Johnson (251 att.; 1,228 yards; 4.9 avg.; 9 TDs)
Receiving: Lee Evans (63 receptions; 1,017 yards; 16.1 avg.; 3 TDs) Bo Scaife (58 receptions; 561 yards, 9.7 avg.; 2 TDs)
Interceptions: Terrence McGee (3 interceptions; 36 yards; 0 TD) Michael Griffin (7 interceptions; 172 yards, 1 TD)
Scoring: Rian Lindell (34 XP; 30 FGs, 120 pts.) Rob Bironas (40 XP; 29 FG; 127 points)
Punt Returns: Roscoe Parrish (21 returns; 322 yards; 15.3 avg.; 10 FC) Chris Carr (32 returns; 323 yards; 10.1 avg; 20 FC)
Kickoff Returns: Leodis McKelvin (52 returns; 1,468 yards; 28.2 avg.; 1 TD) Chris Carr (35 returns; 984 yards; 28.1 avg.; 0 TD)
Sacks: Kawika Mitchell, Ryan Denny (4 sacks)

Albert Haynesworth (8.5 sacks)

 

  BILLS TITANS

HOF RECORD

0-2

0-2

SERIES LEADER

 

24-14

STREAKS

4 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jauron: 0-1

Fisher: 5-2

LAST GAME

12/24/06: Tennessee 30 at Buffalo 29.  Tennessee K Rob Bironas kicks 30-yard FG with 2:10 remaining as Titans post 6th consecutive win.

BROADCAST

NBC (8:00 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Andrea Kremer (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Howard David, James Lofton.

 

  BILLS TITANS

PASSING

Edwards: 245-374-2,699-11-10-85.4

Collins: 242-415-2,676-12-7-80.2

RUSHING

Lynch: 250-1,036-4.1-8

C. Johnson: 251-1,228 (3C)-4.9-9

RECEIVING

Evans: 63-1,017-16.1-3

Scaife (TE): 58-561-9.7-2

OFFENSE

305.1

313.6

TAKE/GIVE

-8

+14 (2L)

DEFENSE

326.1

293.6 (3C)

SACKS

Denney, Mitchell: 4

Ford: 7

INTs

McGee: 3

Griffin: 7 (T2L)

PUNTING

Moorman: 44.1

Hentrich: 42.8

KICKING

Lindell: 124 (34/34 PAT; 30/38 FG)

Bironas: 127 (T2C) (40/40 PAT; 29/33 FG)


Notes
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AFL 50th Anniversary Season:  Game features 2 of 8 original AFL teams…BILLSFirst HOF Game for club since ’89...2009 HOF Class features Bills owner RALPH WILSON, JR. (50th season with Bills) & former Bills DE BRUCE SMITH (1985-1999)…DICK JAURON enters 4th season as Bills head coach & is longest tenured Bills head coach since MARV LEVY (1986-1997)…QB TRENT EDWARDS posted career-best 65.5 completion percentage last year (2nd best in team history)…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 3rd consecutive season with 1,000 or more rush yards (1,115 in ’07 & 1,036 in ’08).  Lynch (47 rec.) & RB FRED JACKSON (37 rec.) combined for most receptions by RB duo in NFL last season…WR TERRELL OWENS leads NFL with 109 TD receptions since 2000.  Owens has 951 career receptions, tied with ANDRE REED for 6th most in NFL history…Since 2000, WR LEE EVANS leads NFL with 6 70-plus yard TD rec.…S DONTE WHITNER grew up 60 miles from Canton, OH in Cleveland & attended Ohio St…TITANS:  Club posted NFL-best 13-3 (.813) regular season record last season…JEFF FISHER enters 16th season as Titans head coach & is longest tenured active NFL HC…Pro Bowl QB KERRY COLLINS ranks 2nd in NFL among active QBs with 37,393 passing yards (PEYTON MANNING; 45,628)…Pro Bowl RB CHRIS JOHNSON gained 1,228 rush yards in ’08 & aims to become 1st Titans RB to gain 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons since EDDIE GEORGE (2002-03).  RB LEN DALE WHITE led AFC with career-high 15 rush TDs last season…TE BO SCAIFE led team with career-best 58 rec. last season.  TE ALGE CRUMPLER ranks 1st in NFL among active TEs with 13.1 yards per-reception avg. (min. 200 career receptions)… WR JUSTIN GAGE registered career-high 6 TD receptions in ’08…LB KEITH BULLUCK aims for 8th consecutive season with 100 or more tackles & has led team in tackles in 6 of past 7 seasons…Club had 3 All-Star DBs – CB CORTLAND FINNEGAN (5 INTs), S MICHAEL GRIFFIN (7 INTs) & S CHRIS HOPE (4 INTs) – that totaled 16 INTs in ’08.


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The Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans will kick off the NFL’s 2009 preseason in the annual Hall of Fame Game played at Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium.