View Full Version : What a kick: Titans stun Colts on 60-yard FG

12-04-2006, 12:15 AM
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Titans kicker Rob Bironas celebrates his game-winning field goal against the Colts. His 60-yard boot tied for the fourth-longest kick in NFL history.

Magic is in the air around the Tennessee Titans. Just ask Rob Bironas.
Bironas kicked a 60-yard field goal — the franchise’s longest ever — with 7 seconds left, and the Titans upset Indianapolis 20-17 Sunday for their first victory over the Colts since December 2002 and their second straight amazing comeback.

The team that tied for the NFL’s second-biggest comeback in the final 10 minutes last week against the New York Giants struck again Sunday against the Colts (10-2), who had lost only four of their previous 36 games.

With the wind at his back, Bironas needed every gust to lift the longest field goal in his short career over the crossbar for his second consecutive game-winning kick. He became the sixth kicker in NFL history to connect from 60 yards or better.

“I needed that wind behind me today,” Bironas said. “It was all at my back ... I let the wind take it the rest of the way.”

Peyton Manning said the wind was a big factor for the Titans in the fourth quarter, and never bigger than on Bironas’ field goal.

“The guy made a heck of a kick,” Manning said.

The Titans (5-7) didn’t trail by 21 this time, but they were down 14-0 in the first half before starting this comeback with 10 points just before halftime. They intercepted Manning twice, and Vince Young threw for two touchdowns and used his legs to help keep the ball away from the two-time NFL MVP.


12-04-2006, 12:16 AM
Dont forget that this overrated Colts barely beat the Titans in their previous meeting this year.

12-04-2006, 10:50 AM
Wish we had a guy that could nail a clutch kick like that... errr... well any kick for that matter.