Bironas’s Field Goal Gives Titans 26-23 NFL Win Over Steelers

Tennessee beat the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in four attempts as Rob Bironas kicked a field goal as time expired to give the Titans a 26-23 win in Week 6 of the National Football League.

“We have confidence in our kicker,” Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, who caught a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, said in a televised interview. “We knew he could pull it out.”

The win at LP Field in Nashville last night takes the Titans to 2-4 this season, while the Steelers drop to 2-3.

Bironas kicked a 22-yard field goal to open the scoring before Shaun Suisham tied it with a 29-yard field goal. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger then found Mike Wallace with an 82-yard touchdown pass before Bironas added a 38-yard field goal to make it 10-6 for the Steelers after the first quarter.

The Titans kept the visitors scoreless in the second quarter and held a 16-10 halftime lead through a 1-yard scoring run by Jamie Harper and a 47-yard field goal by Bironas.

The Steelers then scored 13 unanswered points on a 1-yard touchdown run by Baron Batch and field goals of 28 and 52 yards by Suisham before Tennessee tied it at 23-23 with four minutes, 19 seconds to play as quarterback Matt Hasselbeck found Britt with a 5-yard scoring pass.

Bironas then sealed the win with a 40-yard field goal.

Hasselbeck completed 25 of 44 pass attempts for 290 yards, one touchdown and one interception, while Roethlisberger went 24-of-40 for 363 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.