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>> TENNESSEE COMES INTO THE

PLAYOFFS ON A TREMENDOUS ROLL --

13 WINS, THE MOST EVER FOR A

WILD-CARD TEAM.

A PERFECT 8-0 AT HOME.

AND, JOE, IN THE LAST TWO GAMES

TO CONCLUDE THE REGULAR SEASON,

THE OFFENSE HAS RACKED UP MORE

THAN 40 POINTS A GAME.

>> WELL, MIKE, THEY'VE DONE IT

BY GETTING BACK TO THEIR

IDENTITY, AND THAT'S RUNNING

THE FOOTBALL.

WHEN YOU'VE GOT A BACK LIKE

EDDIE GEORGE, HE IS WHERE IT ALL

STARTS.

RUN FOR OVER 1,300 YARDS THIS

YEAR, AND THAT'S WHERE THE

FOUNDATION OF THIS OFFENSE IS

BUILT.

THEN YOU ADD STEVE McNAIR'S

ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO RUN THE

FOOTBALL.

IT CREATES A BIG PROBLEM FOR THE

BUFFALO BILLS.

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S GONNA

BE THE LEGS OF EITHER OF THOSE

MEN THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN

THIS GAME.

I BELIEVE IT'S GONNA BE THE ARM

OF STEVE McNAIR.

HE'S GONNA HAVE TO HAVE A BIG

DAY THROWING THE FOOTBALL.

>> WELL, THE BILLS FINISHED AT

11-5, BUT 10 OF THOSE WINS WERE

ENGINEERED BY DOUG FLUTIE.

AND WHILE HE RESTED IN THE

SEASON'S FINALE LAST WEEK,

ROB JOHNSON STOLE THE

QUARTERBACK JOB WITH A

TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE AGAINST

THE COLTS.

AND, PAUL, SAY WHAT YOU WILL.

THIS IS A COURAGEOUS DECISION BY

WADE PHILLIPS.

>> WELL, MIKE, THAT TELLS YOU

HOW MUCH WADE PHILLIPS BELIEVES

IN ROB JOHNSON.

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE HE BASES

THE CHANGE ON THREE PRACTICES

AND A MEANINGLESS FOOTBALL GAME.

THE QUESTION IS, HOW WILL ROB

HANDLE THE PRESSURE IN A

MUST-WIN FOOTBALL GAME?

I MEAN, YOU LOOK AT THE

ENVIRONMENT HERE.

IT'S HOSTILE.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS,

CAN HE HANDLE THE BLITZING

DEFENSES?

>> THE PLAYOFFS ARE SET TO BEGIN

IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

ADELPHIA COLISEUM.

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

STEVE CHRISTIE HAS IT TEED UP AT

THE 30, WILL KICK OFF FOR

BUFFALO.

ISAAC BYRD IS DEEP TO RECEIVE

WITH DERRICK MASON.

BYRD, 83, MASON, 85.

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

AND THE PLAYOFFS ARE UNDER WAY.

MASON FROM THE 10.

HURDLES HIS WAY OUT ACROSS THE

30.

FOR TENNESSEE'S OFFENSE,

STEVE McNAIR PLAYING HIS BEST

BALL HEADING INTO THE PLAYOFFS.

HE'S THROWN 12 TOUCHDOWN PASSES,

EIGHT INTERCEPTIONS.

EDDIE GEORGE HAD HIS FOURTH

STRAIGHT 1,000-YARD SEASON AND

ANOTHER PRO BOWL.

HE STARTS WITH NEAL, DYSON,

THIGPEN, AND WYCHECK, THE

TIGHT END.

UP FRONT, HOPKINS, THE LEGENDARY

BRUCE MATTHEWS, WHO WAS JUST

SELECTED FOR HIS 12th PRO BOWL,

ALONG WITH LONG, OLSON, AND

RUNYAN.

STEVE McNAIR IN HIS FIFTH YEAR

OUT OF ALCORN STATE.

TWO BACKS IN THE BACKFIELD TO

START, GEORGE THE DEEP MAN.

EDDIE GEORGE BEHIND NEAL.

POUNDED AS HE GOT TO THE 34.

FOR BUFFALO'S TOP-RANKED

DEFENSE, UP FRONT, HANSEN,

WASHINGTON, AND BRUCE SMITH

LOOKING FOR A RECORD 13th SACK

IN THE POSTSEASON.

EXCELLENT LINEBACKERS WITH

ROGERS, HOLECEK, SAM COWART, WHO

HAD A SENSATIONAL YEAR AND LED

THE CLUB IN TACKLES, AND

NORTHERN.

THE SECONDARY HAS WINFIELD AND

SMITH AT THE CORNERS, JONES, AND

KURT SCHULZ, WHO LED THE CLUB

WITH THREE INTERCEPTIONS THIS

SEASON.

BRUCE SMITH WITH 12 POSTSEASON

SACKS, TYING THE ALL-TIME RECORD

OF REGGIE WHITE.

PLAY-ACTION. McNAIR.

PLENTY OF TIME.

NOW PRESSURE!

SMITH SLOWED HIM UP, AND THEN HE

WAS DRILLED BY PHIL HANSEN.

>> GOOD JOB BY BUFFALO'S

DEFENSE.

HE WANTED TO GO DOWN THE MIDDLE

OF THE FIELD TO FRANK WYCHECK.

THEY DIDN'T LET HIM OFF THE LINE

OF SCRIMMAGE VERY EASILY, AND

IT MADE IT HARD.

THERE'S WYCHECK, 89.

THEY BUMP HIM A LITTLE BIT.

HE HAS TO GO BY THE LINEBACKERS.

THERE'S REALLY NO PLACE FOR

McNAIR TO GO.

YOU SEE THE REST OF THE

COVERAGE.

THEY ROLL UP THE CORNERS.

HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S OPEN, BUT YOU

SEE THE SAFETY BEHIND HIM.

AND ON THIS SIDE, WINFIELD JUST

MIRRORS YANCEY THIGPEN.

>> BRUCE SMITH GOT A HALF A SACK

ALONG WITH HANSEN ON THAT PLAY.

HE IS THE POSTSEASON ALL-TIME

LEADER.

McNAIR ON THIRD DOWN.

INTENDED FOR DYSON.

COVERED BY SMITH.

AND IT'S THREE AND OUT FOR THE

TENNESSEE TITANS.

>> WELL, OBVIOUSLY THAT ISN'T

WHAT THE TITANS WANTED TO DO.

BUT JEFF FISHER TOLD US THEY'RE

GONNA COME OUT RUNNING THE

FOOTBALL.

THE FIRST PLAY THEY DID RUN WITH

EDDIE GEORGE.

THEN THEY'RE GONNA GO TIGHT END,

WHICH THEY TRIED TO DO, THEN

OUTSIDE.

>> WELL, PART OF WHAT YOU DO IN

A GAME LIKE THIS IS EARLY ON,

YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE OTHER

TEAM IS GONNA DO.

YOU WANT TO GET A FEEL FOR HOW

THEY'RE GONNA HANDLE YOUR

FORMATIONS AND THE PEOPLE THAT

YOU WANT TO GET THE BALL TO.

>> CRAIG HENTRICH, WHO'S HAD

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING YEAR,

PUNTING TO KEVIN WILLIAMS.

THEY ALMOST GOT THERE.

WILLIAMS FROM THE 31.

MAKES THE FIRST MAN MISS.

TRYING TO GET TO THE OUTSIDE.

AND OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 34.

A LOT OF RUNNING FOR A 3-YARD

RETURN.

THE BILLS' QUARTERBACK,

ROB JOHNSON, THE SURPRISE CHOICE

TO START THIS GAME, ONLY THE

NINTH OF HIS FIVE-YEAR CAREER.

IN THE BACKFIELD, SMITH,

SAM GASH, THE FIRST PRO BOWL

RUNNING BACK WITHOUT A SINGLE

CARRY IN THE SEASON, MOULDS,

REED, AND THE TIGHT END

RIEMERSMA.

UP FRONT, THE UNIT REALLY BANGED

UP, ESPECIALLY BOTH TACKLES AND

THE CENTER.

THEY'LL START WITH FINA, BROWN,

OSTROSKI, ZEIGLER, AND SPRIGGS.

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

AND THE CROWD REALLY INTO IT.

>> I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF

THEY TRY AND GO UP TOP EARLY

WITH ROB JOHNSON.

>> JOHNSON ON FIRST DOWN.

WANTS THE SCREEN.

AND HE IS BURIED!

JOSH EVANS!

THEY HAD THURMAN THOMAS IN ON

FIRST DOWN.

WANTED TO SET UP THE SCREEN, BUT

IT WASN'T THERE.

>> YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A GUY

THAT'S BEEN PLAYING MOST OF THIS

YEAR -- DUSTY ZEIGLER,

NUMBER 61.

BUT HE BLOWS RIGHT BY HIM.

HE GOES RIGHT TO HIS OUTSIDE.

NEVER SLOWS DOWN.

AND EVANS MAKES THE SACK.

>> THAT'S ALSO THE ONE THING

THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN TO

ROB JOHNSON LAST WEEK.

HE DIDN'T GET TOUCHED MUCH BY

THE COLTS.

>> AND THEY DID THIS, AND IT

WASN'T A BLITZ.

IT WAS JUST STRAIGHT DEFENSE.

>> DOUG FLUTIE.

ALL HE CAN DO FOR NOW -- SIT AND

WATCH.

JOHNSON INTO TRIPLE COVERAGE.

INTENDED FOR MOULDS.

THE TITANS DEFENSE UP FRONT --

JEVON KEARSE -- 14 1/2 SACKS.

NO ROOKIE HAS EVER HAD MORE.

THE OTHERS -- EVANS, FISK, AND

HOLMES.

AT LINEBACKER, EDDIE ROBINSON

LEADS THE TEAM IN TACKLES.

HE STARTS WITH WORTHAM AND

BOWDEN.

IN THE SECONDARY, WALKER AND

ROLLE AT THE CORNERS, BISHOP AND

MARCUS ROBERTSON THE SAFETIES.

ROBERTSON PLAYING WITH

150 STITCHES IN HIS FACE.

THAT GUY IS "THE FREAK."

THAT'S HIS NICKNAME, SAID

LOVINGLY.

IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED HIM PLAY

ALL YEAR, YOU'LL PROBABLY FIND

OUT WHY.

JOHNSON UNDERNEATH.

AND THE GAIN WILL TAKE IT UP TO

ABOUT THE 37-YARD LINE.

PEERLESS PRICE, THE ROOKIE OUT

OF TENNESSEE, MAKES THE CATCH,

BUT FAR SHY OF A FIRST DOWN.

>> YEAH, BUT THAT THROW RIGHT

THERE WAS A VERY GOOD THROW,

JOE, AND IT'S SOMETHING HE

NEEDED.

ROB JOHNSON HAD TO GET A

RECEPTION.

>> THERE'S NO QUESTION.

JEFF FISHER IS GONNA HAVE TO

KEEP THE PRESSURE UP OUTSIDE TO

MAKE SURE THE RECEIVERS DON'T

GET FREE RELEASES, 'CAUSE

ROB JOHNSON CAN THROW THE BALL

WELL.

>> MOHR WITH THE LOWEST AVERAGE

IN THE NFL IN YEARS.

THE NET IS ONLY 33.9.

AND HE IS PUNTING TO MASON.

MASON FROM THE 19.

GOT A BLOCK.

JUST DRAGGED DOWN AT THE 32-YARD

LINE AFTER A 13-YARD RETURN.

MARLO PERRY WITH A SAVING

TACKLE.

TENNESSEE WILL START ITS SECOND

POSSESSION AT ITS OWN 32-YARD

LINE.

BRUCE SMITH WITH A HALF-SACK

EARLY IN THIS BALLGAME.

PART OF THE NFL's TOP-RANKED

DEFENSE -- FOURTH AGAINST THE

RUN, FIRST AGAINST THE PASS,

FIRST OVERALL, AND SECOND IN

POINTS ALLOWED -- ONLY

14.3 POINTS A GAME.

THREE OF THOSE ARE NEW CLUB

RECORDS.

>> AND NOBODY'S GOING TO HAWAII.

>> NOT A SINGLE PRO BOWLER.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T MATTER

TO THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE PLAYING

SO WELL.

>> WADE PHILLIPS 21-11 IN TWO

YEARS GOING INTO THIS

POSTSEASON.

EDDIE GEORGE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE

AGAIN.

THE LAST GAME WE DID HERE WAS

AGAINST THE RAIDERS.

I DON'T REMEMBER EDDIE GEORGE

RUNNING TO THE RIGHT.

HE RAN TO HIS LEFT ALL NIGHT

LONG.

>> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

AND I THINK THEY WILL EVENTUALLY

GET OVER THERE BECAUSE YOU'VE

GOT BRAD HOPKINS AT 305, YOU'VE

GOT BRUCE MATTHEWS AT 305

BASICALLY GOING UP AGAINST WHERE

BRUCE SMITH LIVES, AT 275.

SO I WOULD THINK THAT THEY WILL

EVENTUALLY WORK THEIR WAY BACK

TO RUNNING LEFT.

>> WELL, STEVE McNAIR TOLD US ON

THURSDAY THAT ONE OF THE THINGS

THEY WANT TO DO IS THE FIRST TWO

SERIES OF DOWNS, FEEL OUT WHAT

THEY'RE TRYING TO DO.

>> LITTLE TRAP FOR GEORGE.

DRIVING TACKLERS DOWNFIELD

ACROSS THE 40, ABOUT A YARD SHY

OF A FIRST DOWN.

>> THIS IS THE ONE THING WHEN

THEY TALK ABOUT EDDIE GEORGE,

WHAT HE DOES.

WHEN HE GETS TO A DEFENDER, HE

UNLOADS ON THEM.

YOU'D BETTER NOT -- EVEN

BRUCE SMITH SAID, "DON'T SIT AND

WAIT ON THIS GUY."

>> WATCH WHAT BRUCE MATTHEWS AND

KEVIN LONG DO.

RIGHT HERE.

YOU'RE GONNA GET THE DOUBLE

TEAM.

I DON'T EVEN HAVE A DRAWER BIG

ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO DRAW, BUT

THAT'S TED WASHINGTON.

YOU SEE THE DOUBLE TEAM.

AND HE'S THE GUY THAT THEY'RE

GONNA HAVE TO CONTROL IN THE

MIDDLE IF THEY WANT TO RUN THE

FOOTBALL.

AND YOU NEED TWO PEOPLE.

>> THIRD AND A YARD.

PLAY-ACTION BY McNAIR.

UNDER PRESSURE.

JUST SORT OF FLIPS IT OVER THE

MIDDLE.

IT WAS INTENDED FOR THIGPEN, BUT

HE WAS WELL COVERED BY WINFIELD.

>> WHEN HE SEES THIS PLAY, HE'S

GONNA FIND OUT THAT HE HAS ALL

THE TIME IN THE WORLD.

ONCE HE STEPS TO HIS LEFT --

I'M TALKING ABOUT McNAIR --

THERE'S NOBODY AROUND HIM.

THE BILLS HAD ALREADY STOPPED.

ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS WAIT.

>> THE ONE THING I'M A LITTLE

SURPRISED WITH -- ON BOTH THIRD

DOWNS, STEVE McNAIR REALLY HAS

CHOSEN TO STAY IN THE POCKET.

HE HAS A GREAT ABILITY TO RUN,

BUT YET HE'S CHOSEN TO TRY AND

DISCIPLINE HIMSELF.

I THINK HE'S JUST GONNA HAVE TO

GO BACK AND RUN THE FOOTBALL

WHEN HE GETS THE OPPORTUNITY.

>> HENTRICH TO KICK TO

KEVIN WILLIAMS.

HE IS 12th IN THE NFL IN PUNT

RETURNS.

LOW LINE DRIVE.

WILLIAMS CAN'T GET THERE,

THOUGH, AND IT TAKES A BIG

BOUNCE FOR TENNESSEE.

THEY GET A BREAK ON THE ROLL.

A 46-YARD KICK.

ONLY A 2-YARD RETURN.

BARRON WORTHAM HAD TO CHASE HIM

OUT OF BOUNDS.

BILLS START FROM THEIR 15.

[ WHISTLE BLOWING ]

THURMAN THOMAS.

THEY'LL WHISTLE THE PLAY DEAD.

>> PRIOR TO THE SNAP, FALSE

START.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 61.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REMAINS FIRST DOWN.

>> PHIL LUCKETT RUNNING THE CREW

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE

POSTSEASON.

THE MOVEMENT WAS CALLED ON

DUSTY ZEIGLER, THE RIGHT GUARD.

AND CARL MAUCK, WHO IS AS

EXPRESSIVE AS ANYBODY IN THIS

GAME OR ANY OTHER.

>> I THINK THAT'S GONNA BE A BIG

PROBLEM FOR BUFFALO.

THE NOISE HERE WILL CREATE

PROBLEMS FOR CARL'S OFFENSIVE

LINE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR.

>> JOHNSON LOOKS LEFT AND RIGHT.

NOW HAS TO RUN.

BEING CHASED BY KEARSE.

AND THROWS INCOMPLETE.

INTENDED FOR ANDRE REED.

ROB JOHNSON CAME OUT OF

SOUTHERN CAL.

HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WITH A

FOURTH-ROUND CHOICE IN '95.

PLAYED ONLY SIX GAMES THERE.

HAD ONE START.

HE WAS SENSATIONAL -- 20 OUT OF

24, 294 YARDS AND TWO

TOUCHDOWNS.

THAT GOT HIM THE TRADE TO THE

BUFFALO BILLS FOR A FIRST AND A

FOURTH AND A $25 MILLION

CONTRACT.

HE STARTED IN '98 BUT THEN WAS

INEFFECTIVE AND WAS INJURED AS

WELL.

REPLACED BY FLUTIE AND DID NOT

REALLY PRESENT MUCH OF A FACTOR

UNTIL LAST WEEK AND NOW IN THE

PLAYOFFS.

THURMAN THOMAS ON THE DRAW.

TO THE 19-YARD LINE.

THEY STARTED AT THE 15.

SO IT'LL BE THIRD AND 6.

>> THE BUFFALO BILLS ARE GONNA

HAVE TO TRY AND RUN THE FOOTBALL

A BIT.

YOU CAN'T ASK ROB JOHNSON TO GO

BACK AND JUST THROW EVERY PLAY.

THEY CAN'T ALLOW TENNESSEE'S

DEFENSIVE LINE, LINEBACKERS, AND

BACKS TO JUST BLITZ FREELY.

>> AND IF YOU'RE GONNA RUN, JOE,

YOU GOT TO GET SAM GASH IN THE

BALLGAME.

THERE'S A REASON THAT THIS GUY

WENT TO THE PRO BOWL WITHOUT

CARRYING THE BALL.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE CAN BLOCK.

PUT HIM IN.

>> AND DURING THE REGULAR

SEASON, THEY WERE EIGHTH IN THE

NFL IN RUSHING OFFENSE.

THIRD AND 6.

NEITHER TEAM WITH A FIRST DOWN

AS YET.

JOHNSON TO MOULDS!

BEAUTIFUL THROW AND CATCH.

THE COVERAGE BY DAINON SIDNEY.

IT WHISTLED RIGHT BY HIS HELMET.

A GAIN OF 17.

>> DAINON SIDNEY HAS HIS BACK TO

ROB JOHNSON.

HE IS TRYING TO MIRROR

ERIC MOULDS.

YOU'LL SEE HIM.

HE'S THE OUTSIDE RECEIVER.

HE'S NOT EVEN LOOKING FOR THE

BALL.

THAT'S CONFIDENCE -- TO BE ABLE

TO THROW THE BALL AND PUT IT IN

THE PERFECT SPOT, OVER

SOMEBODY'S BODY AND HANDS.

>> IF HE'S LOOKING, THAT'S NOT A

COMPLETION.

JOHNSON -- KEARSE FROM BEHIND!

LOOSE BALL!

TENNESSEE HAS IT!

>> HE JUST RAN RIGHT BY

JOHN FINA.

FINA DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE.

>> 10 TIMES DURING THE REGULAR

SEASON, THE FREAK FORCED A

FUMBLE.

HE DID IT AGAIN.

ANOTHER HUGE PLAY.

>> WELL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT HIM --

HE GETS ON THE OUTSIDE SHOULDER

OF FINA.

LOOK AT THIS.

HE RUNS RIGHT BY HIM.

IT'S JUST NO CONTEST.

AND FINA'S HOLDING HIM.

THIS GUY IS SOME KIND OF PLAYER,

MAN.

>> ROB JOHNSON TOLD US LAST

NIGHT -- I ASKED HIM, "ARE YOU

CONCERNED WITH JEVON KEARSE?"

HE SAYS, "NO.

IT'S UP TO MY OFFENSIVE LINE TO

TAKE CARE OF HIM."

IF I'M ROB JOHNSON, I JUST GOT

CONCERNED WITH JEVON KEARSE.

>> KEARSE NORMALLY LINES UP AT

THE LEFT DEFENSIVE END.

THIS TIME THEY PUT HIM ON THE

RIGHT.

DURING THE SEASON, AS WE TOLD

YOU, HE HAD 10 FORCED FUMBLES.

THE '98 DEFENSE, BEFORE HE

ARRIVED AS A ROOKIE, HAD NINE

ALTOGETHER.

>> WHAT'S THE RECORD IN A

PLAYOFF GAME FOR SACKS?

>> COULDN'T TELL YOU.

>> THREE?

>> WE'LL LOOK IT UP.

>> PAUL, A LOT.

>> WELL, HE MAY GET A LOT.

>> THEY PROBABLY GOT IT AGAINST

ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> HE MAY GET A LOT.

>> ROB JOHNSON'S GONNA HAVE TO

BE AWARE.

FINA'S NOT 100%.

YOU'VE GOT GUYS UP FRONT THAT

JUST REALLY AREN'T 100%.

HE'S GOT TO BE AWARE OF WHERE

JEVON KEARSE LINES UP.

>> FIRST BIG BREAK OF THE

BALLGAME.

FIRST AND 10, TENNESSEE, AT THE

BUFFALO 29.

EDDIE GEORGE.

BUFFALO DID A NICE JOB OF

STRINGING OUT THE PLAY, AND HE

ONLY PICKS UP ABOUT 3.

SAM COWART ON THE BOTTOM OF THE

PILE.

>> SAM COWART AND HOLECEK,

NUMBER 52 -- THE LINEBACKERS, 56

AND 52 -- THESE GUYS ARE VERY,

VERY ACTIVE.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT WADE PHILLIPS

MAKING THIS DECISION.

HE HAS PULLED THE TRIGGER

BEFORE.

HE CHANGED THE DEFENSE IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE SEASON TO GET

SAM COWART ON THE FIELD.

SO HE IS USED TO MAKING THE KIND

OF DECISIONS THAT DISRUPT

THINGS.

>> BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME WHEN

YOU CHANGE A LINEBACKER AND YOU

CHANGE A QUARTERBACK.

VERY DIFFERENT.

>> THINK QUARTERBACKS ARE

VISUAL?

>> YEAH.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> GEORGE. FLEA-FLICKER.

McNAIR ALMOST INTERCEPTED!

RIGHT THROUGH COWART'S HANDS.

BOY, THAT WAS A POOR THROW BY

McNAIR.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS, TALKING TO

BRUCE SMITH AND THE DEFENSE OF

THE BUFFALO BILLS -- ONE THING,

AND SCHULZ TOLD US -- "WE HAVE

TO BE VERY PATIENT WITH McNAIR,

BECAUSE NOT ONLY CAN HE THROW

BUT HE CAN RUN."

LOOK AT THE DEFENSIVE SECONDARY.

THEY JUST STAY.

COWART GETS DEEP.

HE KNOWS WHERE HE HAS TO BE,

NUMBER 56.

AND HE ALMOST GETS THE

INTERCEPTION.

THAT'S PATIENCE.

>> THIRD AND 6.

RUSH ON McNAIR.

THROWS LOW AND INCOMPLETE.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A FIRST DOWN,

BUT JACKIE HARRIS COULDN'T COME

UP WITH IT.

SO THEY'LL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR A

FIELD-GOAL TRY AFTER GETTING

TREMENDOUS FIELD POSITION ON THE

FUMBLE.

>> AND I THINK WHAT YOU SEE IN

THESE OFFENSES EARLY IN THIS

FOOTBALL GAME IS JUST THE

INTENSITY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF

THIS FOOTBALL GAME.

THERE ARE SOME NERVOUS PLAYERS

OUT ON THAT FIELD.

McNAIR'S NOT THROWING THE BALL

WITH THE FREEDOM WE'VE SEEN HIM

THROW IT.

>> AL DEL GRECO, ONE OF THE BEST

KICKERS IN NFL HISTORY, HAS HAD

ANOTHER TERRIFIC YEAR -- 21 OUT

OF 25.

THIS WILL BE A 44-YARD

FIELD-GOAL TRY.

HENTRICH IS THE HOLDER.

AND DEL GRECO HOOKED IT.

IF YOU'RE A BUFFALO FAN, THIS IS

THE WORST PICTURE YOU COULD SEE.

BOTH STARTING TACKLES, HICKS AND

FINA, ON THE SIDELINE, AND

BUFFALO HAS THE BALL.

THEY HAVE JUGGLED THAT OFFENSIVE

LINE, AND THEY'VE GOT TO BLOCK

KEARSE.

>> THEY'VE GOT TO TRY AND FIGURE

OUT A WAY TO HANDLE

JEVON KEARSE.

>> WAIT TILL HE GETS SOME

EXPERIENCE.

>> HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY YET.

THE OTHER THING ABOUT

ROBERT HICKS, NUMBER 77 -- HE

TOLD US YESTERDAY IF HE COULD

PLAY WHEN HE WENT ON THE FIELD,

HE'D BE STARTING.

OBVIOUSLY THAT LEG IS BOTHERING

HIM.

HE'S GOT AN ANKLE SPRAIN.

>> ANTOWAIN SMITH IS IN THERE IN

BACK OF GASH.

BUFFALO TRYING TO GO TO THE

GROUND.

ANTOWAIN SMITH SLIPS ONE TACKLE

AND GETS IT OUT TO THE 39.

>> WELL, IF YOU'RE GONNA RUN THE

BALL, PUT 33 IN THE BALLGAME.

AND WE WERE TOLD THAT IF THEY'RE

GONNA RUN, THEY'RE GONNA RUN TO

JEVON KEARSE, 'CAUSE HE ONLY

WEIGHS, HE TOLD US NOW, ABOUT

255.

YOU'VE GOT SPRIGGS OUT THERE.

SAM GASH BLOCKS ON THE INSIDE.

SPRIGGS HOLDS ON.

SPRIGGS IS LEARNING.

[ LAUGHS ]

LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR HANDS.

>> GREGG WILLIAMS, THE DEFENSIVE

COORDINATOR.

HE WILL PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ON

THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

>> SECOND AND 5.

"I" FORMATION AGAIN.

BLITZ COMES.

HELD HIM TO A YARD.

THEY CAME WITH A RUN BLITZ

STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

>> ONE OF THE FIRST GUYS TO HIT

HIM IS BLAINE BISHOP.

AND HE IS REALLY THE HEART AND

SOUL OF THIS DEFENSE.

HE'S PLAYING WITH A CAST ON HIS

THUMB.

HE HAD THE PINS REMOVED.

YOU SEE THE RIGHT THUMB.

HE'S HAD THE PINS OUT, SO HE

FEELS A LITTLE BIT BETTER, A

LITTLE BIT STRONGER WITH THAT

RIGHT HAND.

HE'S THE GUY THAT SETS THE TONE

FOR THE DEFENSE.

>> THEN YOU'VE GOT

MARCUS ROBERTSON OUT THERE WITH

NO FACE.

>> YEAH.

THAT'S A PRETTY TOUGH GROUP.

[ LAUGHS ]

>> HERE COMES THE BLITZ.

JOHNSON UNLOADS, AND IT'S

COMPLETE.

IT'LL BE A FIRST DOWN AT THE

50-YARD LINE.

THE TOSS CAUGHT BY

PEERLESS PRICE.

HE WAS COVERED BEAUTIFULLY, AND

JOHNSON STUCK IT IN THERE.

>> SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT THE

DECISION TO START ROB JOHNSON,

BUT HE'S MADE A COUPLE OF REALLY

FINE THROWS.

WATCH THIS ONE TO PRICE.

A LITTLE QUICK HITCH.

YOU HAVE TO THROW IT TO THE

OUTSIDE SHOULDER OR IT JUST

DOESN'T GET COMPLETED.

>> JEVON KEARSE -- LOOK AT THIS.

THEY TRIED A LITTLE STUNT

INSIDE.

BUT LOOK AT JAMIE NAILS,

NUMBER 74, THE TACKLE -- THE

GUARD, ACTUALLY.

GETS IN, MOVES HIM OUT OF THE

HOLE.

THAT'S AN EXCELLENT BLOCK.

>> NAILS IS IN AT GUARD, AS

ZEIGLER HAS MOVED OUT TO LEFT

TACKLE.

THURMAN THOMAS.

HIT HARD AFTER A GAIN OF 3.

JOHNSON ON SECOND AND 7.

NOW HAS TO SCRAMBLE.

BROUGHT DOWN BY SAMARI ROLLE,

THE SECOND-YEAR CORNER OUT OF

FLORIDA STATE.

>> EVERY TIME YOU SEE A

QUARTERBACK DO WHAT HE DOES AND

McNAIR DOES, JOHNSON, YOU KNOW

THAT THERE'S EXCELLENT COVERAGE

DOWNFIELD.

>> SAMARI ROLLE TOOK OVER THE

CORNER JOB THIS YEAR.

DARRYLL LEWIS RELEASED JUST

BEFORE THE START OF THE SEASON.

AND SAMARI ROLLE SAID YESTERDAY

HE WAS REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT IT.

HE DIDN'T WANT ANYONE IN THE

ORGANIZATION TO THINK THEY HAD

MADE A MISTAKE.

WELL, THEY DON'T.

HE'S HAD A TREMENDOUS YEAR AT

THE CORNER.

THIRD AND 5.

JOHNSON BOBBLES THE SNAP.

THROWS TO MOULDS.

AND HE GOT IT.

SAMARI ROLLE WAS RIGHT THERE.

AND THE PASSES THAT ROB JOHNSON

HAS COMPLETED, JOE, HE'S REALLY

HAD TO BE ON TARGET.

>> THAT'S WHAT I SAID.

HE'S REALLY THROWN THE BALL

WELL.

AND I LIKE THE JOB THAT

JOE PENDRY IS DOING CALLING THE

OFFENSIVE PLAYS.

HE'S GIVING HIM AN OPPORTUNITY

TO MAKE THE THROWS.

BUT HE'S ALSO GIVING HIS BIG

GUYS A CHANCE TO MAKE A PLAY ON

THE BALL.

AGAIN, IF THAT THROW WAS A

LITTLE BIT TO THE RIGHT, IT

WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN COMPLETE.

HE'S PUTTING THE BALL EXACTLY

WHERE HE HAS TO.

>> HE'S HIT 4 OUT OF 6 FOR

50 YARDS, ALL TO WIDE RECEIVERS

SO FAR.

MOVEMENT UP FRONT AS REED CAME

IN MOTION.

>> REED CAME IN MOTION.

ROB JOHNSON TOOK A LOOK AT HIM

AND SAID, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

AND THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE

LINE GOT UP AND ASKED HIM WHAT

THEY WERE DOING.

>> FALSE START.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 74.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REMAINS FIRST DOWN.

>> THAT'S JAMIE NAILS, WHO'S

REALLY TOO BIG TO MISS.

>> I ACTUALLY THINK THAT

ROB JOHNSON WANTED TO AUDIBLE.

AND ONCE YOU START YOUR CADENCE,

WHEN IT'S LOUD LIKE THIS, THE

LINEMEN HEAR PIECES OF SOUND.

THEY DON'T HEAR THE WHOLE THING.

SO WHEN HE LEANS TOWARD THE

RIGHT TO AUDIBLE, THEY THINK

IT'S A SNAP COUNT.

THEY TAKE OFF.

>> THE BILLS HAVE TOLD US THAT

JOHN FINA HAS NOT SUSTAINED ANY

ADDITIONAL INJURIES.

HE HAD A BAD KNEE COMING INTO

THIS GAME.

HICKS, WITH A BAD ANKLE, WASN'T

ABLE TO START AT ALL.

SMITH.

TO THE TENNESSEE 40.

THAT WILL LEAVE THEM WITH A

THIRD AND 3.

OR SECOND AND 3. EXCUSE ME.

>> JEVON KEARSE -- WHAT THEY

WANT TO DO WITH NUMBER 90 IS --

SEE HOW THEY GET HIM GOING IN

THE WRONG DIRECTION?

THEY JUST DO THAT AND JUST PUSH

HIM DOWN THE FIELD.

AGAIN, HE ONLY WEIGHS ABOUT

255 POUNDS NOW.

IF HE WANTS TO GO INSIDE, LET

HIM GO INSIDE, BUT JUST TAKE HIM

DOWN.

>> CHECK THE DOWN AND DISTANCE.

SECOND AND 13, OF COURSE, AFTER

THE MOTION PENALTY SET THEM

BACK.

>> THEY'VE GOT TO HURRY UP.

THEY ONLY HAVE 7 SECONDS.

>> THERE'S FINA TALKING IT OVER.

HE AND HICKS ON THE SIDELINE.

JOHNSON AGAINST A BLITZ.

THAT ONE IS TIPPED.

IT WAS INTENDED FOR MOULDS, BUT

A LINEMAN GOT A HAND ON IT.

AND TENNESSEE DOING EVERYTHING

THEY CAN TO APPLY THE PRESSURE.

>> ROB JOHNSON LAST WEEK AGAINST

THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS THREW A

LOT OF QUICK PASSES LIKE WE'VE

SEEN HIM THROW IN THIS FIRST

QUARTER.

I WATCHED THE

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS' DEFENSIVE

LINE.

THEY NEVER REALLY GOT THEIR

HANDS UP OR THEIR LINEBACKERS

BLITZING.

THIS ONE HITS SAMARI ROLLE RIGHT

IN THE HEAD.

AND I THINK THAT'S GONNA BE

CRITICAL.

IF THE BILLS WANT TO THROW SHORT

ROUTES, THE TITANS DEFENSIVELY

WILL RUSH, WAIT TILL HE STARTS

TO THROW, AND THEN GO UP AND TRY

AND KNOCK IT DOWN.

NOW, DOUG FLUTIE, BECAUSE OF HIS

HEIGHT, WOULD PRESENT A PROBLEM.

BUT ALSO, DOUG MOVES AROUND A

LITTLE BIT MORE THAN ROB.

>> THIRD AND 13.

[ WHISTLE BLOWING ]

PRESSURE ON JOHNSON.

AND THEY'LL WHISTLE THE PLAY

DEAD.

KENNY HOLMES WAS COMING FROM THE

BLIND SIDE.

BUT THE PLAY WILL NOT COUNT.

>> IT'S AGAINST BUFFALO.

>> PRIOR TO THE SNAP, FALSE

START.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 61.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REMAINS THIRD DOWN.

>> THIRD FALSE START AGAINST

BUFFALO.

LET'S GO TO SOLOMON WILCOTS.

>> YEAH, MIKE.

BUFFALO'S TWO STARTING TACKLES,

JOHN FINA AND ROBERT HICKS,

CONTINUE TO TRY TO LOOSEN UP ON

THE SIDELINE TO SEE IF THEY CAN

GET BACK INTO THE GAME.

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THEY

WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY.

BUT FACED WITH THE SPEED AND

QUICKNESS OF JEVON KEARSE, IT

MAY MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM

TO GET BACK INTO THE GAME TODAY.

>> ALL RIGHT, SOLOMON.

ROBERT HICKS TOLD US LAST NIGHT

IT HURTS HIS MOBILITY WITH THAT

BAD ANKLE.

YOU NEED ALL YOU CAN GET AGAINST

KEARSE.

SAMARI ROLLE ON THE BLITZ.

AND HE'S GOT JOHNSON.

AND A FLAG IS DOWN AT THE END OF

THE PLAY.

IT MAY BE A HOLD AS WELL AS THE

SACK.

>> WELL, THEY'LL REFUSE THE HOLD

BECAUSE THAT BALL WILL BE AT THE

49-YARD LINE.

BUT SAMARI ROLLE -- YOU TALK

ABOUT TIMING SOMETHING

PERFECTLY.

>> HOLDING.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 79.

THE PENALTY IS DECLINED.

FOURTH DOWN.

>> THAT'S RUBEN BROWN.

BUT SAMARI ROLLE, NUMBER 21,

JUST TIMED THIS THING PERFECTLY.

>> HERE'S SAMARI.

HE'S GONNA TAKE OFF, AND HE'S

GONNA TIME THE SNAP COUNT

PERFECTLY.

YOU SEE HIM LEAVE.

THE SAFETY SLIDES OVER.

AND ROB JOHNSON IS NOT GONNA

OUTRUN SAMARI ROLLE.

>> IT WAS LIKE HE WAS IN A TRACK

STANCE.

>> AND HE WAS.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> THE TITANS HAVE THREE SACKS

IN THE FIRST THREE POSSESSIONS

IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

FAIR CATCH MADE AT THE 12.

A PUNT OF 35 AND NO RETURN.

IF YOU LIKE DEFENSE, YOU HAVE TO

BE LOVING THIS.

CARL MAUCK, THE OFFENSIVE LINE

COACH FOR THE BILLS, TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT WHO GOES WHERE.

HE IS ALREADY WITHOUT BOTH OF

HIS STARTING OFFENSIVE TACKLES,

MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF

JEVON KEARSE, WHO ALREADY HAS

ONE SACK AND A FORCED FUMBLE.

>> BUT SOMETHING -- I MEAN, I

WOULD EXPECT SOME OTHER GUYS ON

THAT DEFENSIVE LINE AND

LINEBACKERS ARE GONNA GET SOME

SACKS BECAUSE OF WHAT

JEVON KEARSE IS CREATING.

>> THE TITANS HAVE HAD THE BALL

FOR THREE DRIVES.

THEY ONLY HAVE 6 YARDS IN TOTAL

OFFENSE SO FAR AGAINST THE

LEAGUE'S NUMBER-ONE DEFENSE.

EDDIE GEORGE OFF THE LEFT SIDE.

NOTHING DOING.

0-0, FIRST QUARTER.

ONLY 1:52 TO GO.

MIKE PATRICK, JOE THEISMANN,

PAUL MAGUIRE, SOLOMON WILCOTS,

OUR ENTIRE CREW WITH YOU FROM

ADELPHIA COLISEUM IN NASHVILLE.

McNAIR. DRAW PLAY TO GEORGE.

NO RUNNING ROOM AGAINST THIS

BUFFALO DEFENSE.

THERE IS A MARKER DOWN.

>> PHIL HANSEN, NUMBER 90,

LEANED INTO THE NEUTRAL ZONE.

AND WHETHER HE GOT BACK OR

NOT -- I DON'T THINK SO.

>> AND YOU'RE RIGHT, PAUL.

HE DID NOT.

>> TEDDY COTTRELL, THE DEFENSIVE

COORDINATOR OF THE

BUFFALO BILLS.

DONE A GREAT JOB.

>> OFFSIDE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 90.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REPEAT SECOND DOWN.

>> ALREADY THE FOURTH PENALTY

AGAINST BUFFALO.

THREE MOTIONS, AN OFFSIDE, AND

THEY HAD A HOLDING DECLINED.

>> I DON'T EXPECT A LOT BY HIS

DEFENSE.

THEY DON'T DO A LOT OF BLITZING.

YOU DON'T SEE GUYS GETTING

CAUGHT LEANING.

THEIR OFFENSE IS REALLY WHERE

THE PROBLEMS WILL BE IN

PENALTIES.

>> SO SECOND AND 5 AS THEY

REPEAT THE DOWN.

PLAY-ACTION BY McNAIR.

JACKIE HARRIS.

>> YOU GOT HOLECEK, NUMBER 52,

ON A TIGHT END, JOE.

THAT'S TOUGH.

>> WELL, WITH THE DESIGN OF THE

DEFENSE OF THE BUFFALO BILLS --

THEY PLAY THEIR CORNERS UP CLOSE

TO THE WIDE RECEIVERS AND THEIR

SAFETIES BACK.

YOU'D EXPECT THAT IF YOU'RE

GONNA BE SUCCESSFUL THROWING THE

BALL, IT'S GONNA HAVE TO BE TO

THE TIGHT ENDS.

A LITTLE PLAY-ACTION.

YOU SEE JACKIE SLOW-BLOCK AT THE

LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, THEN GO INTO

THE VOIDED AREA.

IF THE CORNERS ARE ROLLED UP AND

THE SAFETIES ARE BACK, IT'S

GONNA BE UP TO THE LINEBACKERS

TO BOTH HAVE TO PLAY RUN AND

THEN TRY AND CATCH UP WITH THE

TIGHT ENDS IN THE PASS GAME.

>> AND 14 MINUTES INTO THE GAME,

THE TITANS HAVE THEIR FIRST

FIRST DOWN.

McNAIR THROWS.

INCOMPLETE.

DYSON WAS IN THE AREA, BUT HE

WAS COVERED.

>> THERE'S A LATE FLAG ON THIS

PLAY.

IF THAT BALL WOULD'VE BEEN

THROWN ON TARGET, SAM COWART,

NUMBER 56, WOULD'VE HAD AN

INTERCEPTION -- OR AT LEAST AN

ATTEMPT AT ONE.

>> MIGHT HAVE HAD TO FIGHT ONE

OF HIS OWN PLAYERS FOR IT.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> THERE IS NO FOUL FOR ILLEGAL

CONTACT.

INCOMPLETE PASS.

SECOND DOWN.

>> BEEN A TOUGH START FOR

STEVE McNAIR, ALTHOUGH AT HOME

THIS SEASON, HE HAS BEEN

EXCEPTIONAL.

11 OF HIS 12 TOUCHDOWN PASSES

HAVE COME HERE, HIS QUARTERBACK

RATING NEARLY 100.

>> BUT I ALSO THINK THAT'S A

LITTLE MISLEADING, BECAUSE FIVE

WERE IN ONE FOOTBALL GAME.

HE MISSED A LOT OF THE EARLY

PART OF THE YEAR BECAUSE OF THE

BACK SURGERY, AND NOW HE'S JUST

REALLY STARTING TO GET INTO HIS

OWN.

I STILL THINK HE'S GOT SOME

SETTLING DOWN TO DO IN THIS

GAME.

>> HE'S ONLY HIT ONE OF HIS

FIRST SIX.

WYCHECK ON A TIGHT END TOSS WITH

NO BLOCKING IN FRONT UNTIL LATE,

AND HENRY JONES UP QUICKLY TO

MAKE A STOP.

SO BUFFALO'S DEFENSE DOING

EVERYTHING THAT IT WAS SUPPOSED

TO DO, AS ADVERTISED.

>> HOW CAUTIOUS WE GET IN THE

PLAYOFFS.

>> AFTER THIS FIRST QUARTER, I

THINK YOU'LL SEE THE CHANGE.

>> AFTER A SCORELESS FIRST

QUARTER HERE AT A SOLD-OUT

ADELPHIA COLISEUM, TENNESSEE HAS

THE BALL AT ITS OWN 29, FACING A

THIRD AND 8.

NOT MUCH OFFENSE.

THE TITANS HAVE BEEN HELD TO A

TOTAL OF 17 YARDS SO FAR.

McNAIR WANTED GEORGE.

THEN GOES OVER THE MIDDLE.

WYCHECK.

TIGHT END SCREEN.

AND FRANK WYCHECK TO THE 43-YARD

LINE.

THE PRO BOWLER, WHO HAD

69 CATCHES DURING THE REGULAR

SEASON.

>> THIS IS A PLAY THAT YOU ADD

FOR THE PLAYOFFS.

THEY LOVE TO SWING EDDIE GEORGE

OUT TO THE RIGHT.

THEY DO THAT.

THE DEFENSE RUNS.

YOU DELAY THE TIGHT END IN THE

MIDDLE.

>> LOOK AT THE BLOCKING IN THE

MIDDLE.

EVERYBODY'S UPFIELD AND TO THE

OUTSIDE.

HE'S GOT THREE BLOCKERS IN FRONT

OF HIM.

THAT'S JUST A GREAT PLAY.

TALKING ABOUT WYCHECK -- AFTER

HE CATCHES THE BALL, HE'S ONE OF

THE BETTER RUNNERS ON THIS

FOOTBALL TEAM, EVEN THOUGH HE

PLAYS TIGHT END.

>> IT'S JUST A LITTLE DUNK.

YOU HAVE TO THROW SOMETHING

DIFFERENT UP IN THE PLAYOFFS,

THINGS THAT TEAMS HAVE NOT SEEN.

>> GOT AN INJURED BILL.

>> 0-0, SECOND QUARTER.

MARLO PERRY THE INJURED

BUFFALO BILL, AND THEY HAVE THE

CART OUT FOR HIM.

HERE'S HOW HE WAS HURT.

>> WATCH THIS.

NUMBER 75 IS BENJI OLSON.

HE CATCHES HIS KNEE, AND

BRUCE MATTHEWS IS UP ON TOP.

AND HE CUTS HIM AT THE KNEES,

AND HE WENT DOWN LIKE A ROCK.

>> PERRY IN HIS FIFTH YEAR OUT

OF JACKSON STATE.

AN EXCELLENT COVER LINEBACKER.

AND THEY'VE GOT THAT LEFT KNEE

PROTECTED.

WE'LL TRY TO GET AN UPDATE ON

HIS CONDITION AS SOON AS WE CAN.

WAVING TO THE CROWD AND HIS

TEAMMATES.

>> THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE ON THAT

DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL.

THEY HAVE GREAT DEPTH BOTH AT

LINEBACKER AND DEFENSIVE LINE.

ONE OF THE BIG AREAS THAT

THEY'VE IMPROVED IS THE DEPTH

BEHIND BRUCE SMITH.

>> WYCHECK THE MAN IN MOTION.

NOW SETS UP IN THE BACKFIELD.

EDDIE GEORGE.

RUNS INTO HIS OWN MAN AS THEY

PUSH KEVIN LONG BACK IN THE

BACKFIELD.

IF YOU JUST JOINED US, HERE'S A

RECAP OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF

ACTION.

JEVON KEARSE HAD THE BIGGEST

PLAY OF THE GAME SO FAR.

THE ROOKIE DEFENSIVE END WITH A

SACK ON ROB JOHNSON.

FORCED A FUMBLE.

SET UP A FIELD-GOAL TRY, BUT

THEY COULDN'T TAKE ADVANTAGE, AS

DEL GRECO WAS WIDE LEFT FROM

44 YARDS.

THAT'S REALLY BEEN THE ONLY

SCORING OPPORTUNITY IN THIS

GAME.

SECOND AND 8 HERE.

JOHNSON NAMED THE SURPRISE

STARTER AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE

AGAINST THE COLTS IN THE SEASON

FINALE.

McNAIR. SHORT SET.

UNDER PRESSURE.

JACKIE HARRIS.

HOW HE GOT THAT ONE IN THERE,

I'M NOT SURE.

>> HOW HE GOT IT OFF, I'M NOT

SURE.

HE GETS PRESSURE FROM OUTSIDE.

I MEAN, THIS IS THE STRENGTH OF

STEVE McNAIR.

AND YOU'D SAY, "OKAY.

A GUY IS BIG.

BUT HOW QUICK IS HE?"

WATCH THE PRESSURE.

HERE THEY COME ON THE OUTSIDE.

THAT'S HOLECEK INSIDE.

HE PULLS IT DOWN, THEN FIRES IT.

AND LOOK AT THE GRAB BY HARRIS

IN FRONT OF JONES.

IT'S NOT A BIG COMPLETION, BUT

IT'S TWO EXCELLENT PLAYS JUST TO

GET ONE.

>> SHOWING YOU STRENGTH.

>> HE WAS THE NUMBER-ONE DRAFT

CHOICE, OUT OF ALCORN STATE, IN

1995.

SAT FOR A WHILE TO LEARN, AND IT

HAS PAID OFF.

>> THEY'VE GOT THIGPEN IN THE

SLOT.

>> McNAIR WITH TIME.

UNDERNEATH.

AND IT'S DYSON.

BROKE TWO TACKLES TO GIVE

HIMSELF A SHOT AT THE FIRST

DOWN, BUT THEY GOT HIM A YARD

AND A HALF SHY.

>> THERE IS A REASON WHY THE

BUFFALO BILLS ARE NUMBER ONE IN

PASS DEFENSE.

AND IT JUST SHOWS.

AT THE END OF THIS PLAY, DYSON

GETS HIT BY TWO GUYS.

BUT HENRY JONES KEEPS THIS FROM

BECOMING A FIRST DOWN.

WATCH THE PLAY.

NUMBER 87 IS DYSON.

IF HE -- AFTER THE BANG RIGHT

HERE, SAM COWART AND

HENRY JONES.

NOW WATCH THIS.

THEY GET BACK UP AND THEY MAKE

THE PLAY AND DO NOT ALLOW HIM --

THAT'S ANTOINE WINFIELD, THEIR

NUMBER-ONE DRAFT CHOICE, MAKING

THE TACKLE.

>> AND KURT SCHULZ SAYS HE'S THE

BEST TACKLER ON THIS TEAM, AT

5'8", 180.

BEAUTIFUL PUNT BY HENTRICH TO

KEVIN WILLIAMS.

WILLIAMS WILL LET IT GO.

AND THEY DOWN IT INSIDE THE 5.

BEAUTIFUL KICK BY HENTRICH.

44 YARDS.

THE BIG STORY ALL THIS WEEK --

WADE PHILLIPS' DECISION TO BENCH

DOUG FLUTIE AND GO WITH

ROB JOHNSON AT QUARTERBACK.

PAUL, YOU LIVE IN BUFFALO.

WHAT'S THE REACTION BEEN?

>> WELL, THE NEWSPAPERS WANT

FLUTIE.

ALL THE RADIO STATIONS WANT

JOHNSON.

THE PLAYERS DON'T CARE, MICHAEL.

ALL THEY WANT IS SOMEONE TO PLAY

WELL.

>> THE THING IS, TOO, FROM MY

OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE -- THIS

IS WHY YOU NEVER LET A BACKUP

TAKE ANY SNAPS IN PRACTICE.

YOU DON'T WANT THE COACH, ON A

WHIM OR WHATEVER HIS GUT FEELING

IS, TO MAKE A DECISION AND MAKE

A CHANGE.

>> THE BILLS START DEEP IN THEIR

OWN TERRITORY AND GET IT OUT

ACROSS THE 5.

THE MOVE BY WADE PHILLIPS,

REALLY UNPRECEDENTED.

EXCEPT FOR INJURY, THIS HAS

NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.

IN '75, RON JAWORSKI STARTED FOR

JAMES HARRIS.

THIS IS A LIST OF QUARTERBACKS

THAT REPLACED AN EVERY-GAME

STARTER IN THE REGULAR-SEASON

FINALE AND THEN THE FIRST

PLAYOFF GAME.

'90 -- CODY CARLSON FOR

WARREN MOON.

THE OILERS LOST AFTER MOON

INJURED A THUMB.

AND JAY SCHROEDER WENT OUT FOR

TODD MARINOVICH.

THE RAIDERS LOST THAT GAME AFTER

SCHROEDER HAD INJURED AN ANKLE.

BUT FLUTIE IS HEALTHY.

IT HAS NEVER BEEN SIMPLY A

COACH'S DECISION.

JOHNSON STUMBLES, AND KEARSE HAS

HIM!

IT'S A SAFETY!

>> JOE, HERE IS A DECISION BY A

QUARTERBACK WHERE HE SHOULD HAVE

TAKEN A TIME-OUT.

>> HERE IS ALSO THE PROBLEM

THAT'S GONNA FACE WADE PHILLIPS

AND ROB JOHNSON ALL DAY.

THE NOISE IS SO LOUD.

HE'S GOT TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE

CENTER TO TRY AND AUDIBLIZE,

THEN GET BACK UNDER QUICKLY.

THE SNAP COMES BACK LOW.

HE TRIPS OVER THE RUNNING BACK.

AND YOU GIVE JEVON KEARSE THAT

MUCH OF AN OPPORTUNITY, HE'S

GONNA GET YOU.

DOUG FLUTIE TOLD ME, "THE

BIGGEST PROBLEM WE'RE GONNA HAVE

IS COMMUNICATION, AND THAT'S

GONNA BE ROB'S BIGGEST PROBLEM."

AND THAT'S BEEN IT RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE OF THE LOUDNESS.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOU'VE GOT TO

GET IN AND OUT OF THE HUDDLE SO

QUICK.

YOU TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT A

QUARTERBACK DOES -- CALLING THE

PLAY IN THE HUDDLE.

GETTING YOUR TEAM IN AND OUT OF

THE HUDDLE.

THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT I

THINK DOUG FLUTIE DOES SO VERY

WELL.

>> ONE OTHER THING.

COULD YOU TAKE THIS PLAY BACK

ALL THE WAY, WHERE HE HAD TO GO

UP AND DOWN BOTH SIDES OF THE

LINE?

TIME IS RUNNING OUT, AND ALL HE

SHOULD HAVE DONE IS TAKE A

TIME-OUT.

LOOK AT THIS.

HE JUST RUNNING ALL OVER THE

PLACE.

THEY'RE DOWN TO -- LOOK AT THIS.

>> 2-0, TOP OF THE SECOND.

THE TITANS ON TOP OF THE BILLS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

JEVON KEARSE HAS TWO SOLO HOME

RUNS.

>> LOOKING LIKE MARK McGWIRE

NOW.

JUST KNOCKING THEM OUT.

>> TWO SACKS, THAT WAS HIS

SECOND FORCED FUMBLE, AND A

SAFETY.

MASON AND BYRD DEEP TO RECEIVE.

NOW VERY SHORT TO RECEIVE.

MASON!

LOOKING FOR A BLOCK.

INSIDE THE 30.

A 42-YARD RETURN.

>> AND WHAT SETS UP THIS

OPPORTUNITY?

IT'S REALLY THE COMMUNICATION

PROBLEMS THAT ROB JOHNSON IS

HAVING WITH THE NOISE.

WATCH HOW HE MOVES FROM SIDE TO

SIDE ON THE LINE.

NORMALLY YOU WOULD BE UNDER THE

CENTER.

HE'S GOT TO GO ALL THE WAY OUT

AND TALK TO THE TACKLE ON THE

LEFT.

THEN YOU GO OUT AND TALK TO THE

TACKLE ON THE RIGHT.

NOW YOU LOOK AT THE CLOCK.

YOU RUSH.

YOU DON'T GET THE SNAP.

YOU TRIP OVER A LINEMAN'S FEET,

AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA OUTRUN

JEVON KEARSE.

>> SPRIGGS DOESN'T EVEN GET OUT

OF HIS STANCE.

JEVON KEARSE -- HE HAS TWO

SACKS, TWO FORCED FUMBLES, AND

IT'S NOW 2-0, JEVON KEARSE.

>> TENNESSEE WITH ANOTHER GOLDEN

OPPORTUNITY.

BRUCE SMITH IS OFFSIDES.

FREE PLAY FOR EDDIE GEORGE.

AND HE FUMBLES!

BUFFALO HAS IT!

BUT THERE IS A FLAG DOWN, AND

BRUCE SMITH BEING OFFSIDE WILL

KILL THE PLAY.

HENRY JONES MADE THE HIT THAT

SHOOK IT LOOSE.

>> OFFSIDE.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 78.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REPEAT FIRST DOWN.

>> YOU KNOW, THE NOISE FACTOR --

WHEN THE BUFFALO BILLS ARE ON

OFFENSE, I CAN UNDERSTAND THE

MOTION.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE ON DEFENSE --

WATCH NUMBER 78, BRUCE SMITH.

HE'S OFFSIDE, NOT EVEN MAKING AN

ATTEMPT TO GET BACK.

AND EDDIE GEORGE FUMBLES THE

BALL.

THE BILLS GET IT, BUT THEY DON'T

GET A CHANCE TO KEEP IT.

THE NOISE FACTOR IS NOTHING WHEN

TENNESSEE HAS THE BALL.

>> HENRY JONES PUT A SHOULDER

PAD RIGHT ON THE BALL AND

KNOCKED IT LOOSE.

SAME PLAY.

EDDIE GEORGE.

TO THE 20.

>> OFFSIDE AGAIN.

>> BILLS JUMP OFFSIDES AGAIN.

>> PAT WILLIAMS.

>> PRIOR TO THE SNAP,

ENCROACHMENT.

DEFENSE.

THE 5-YARD PENALTY RESULTS IN A

FIRST DOWN.

>> THE BILLS ARE THE TEAM THAT

HAS THE OVERWHELMING EDGE IN

PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE.

THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE MAKING

THE INEXPERIENCED MISTAKES.

>> BUT LET ME TELL YOU.

YOUR QUARTERBACK DOESN'T.

AND IF YOU'RE GONNA WIN FOOTBALL

GAMES, ESPECIALLY IN THE

PLAYOFFS, YOUR QUARTERBACK HAS

TO PLAY SOUND AND WELL.

RIGHT NOW ROB JOHNSON IS

STRUGGLING.

>> SO IS STEVE McNAIR.

>> NONE OF WHICH EXPLAINS THE

THREE OFFSIDES CALLS ON BUFFALO.

DRAW PLAY TO EDDIE GEORGE.

NEAR THE 10.

RIGHT NOW TENNESSEE WITH A

CHANCE TO IMPROVE ON THAT 2-0

LEAD.

THEY FACE A SECOND AND 6 AT THE

11.

>> THIS IS WHERE THE TIGHT ENDS

BECOME SO VITAL TO THIS OFFENSE.

>> EDDIE GEORGE OFF THE RIGHT

SIDE.

>> WHAT A BLOCK BY

JACKIE HARRIS.

YOU SAID ABOUT THE TIGHT ENDS --

NOT ONLY CATCHING THE BALL, JOE,

BUT BLOCKING.

>> THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I MEANT,

PAUL.

THEY CAN DO BOTH.

BOTH OF THEIR TIGHT ENDS HAVE

THE ABILITY TO GET DOWN THE

FIELD, BUT THEY BOTH BLOCK VERY

WELL.

>> JACKIE HARRIS IS NUMBER 88.

AND WATCH HIM GET ON THE

OUTSIDE.

HIS JOB IS TO SEAL.

HE'S ON THE CORNER, WINFIELD.

HE SEALS HIM.

PUSHES HIM DOWN.

EDDIE GEORGE JUST MAKES THE CUT

OFF THE PLAY.

>> YOU SEE EDDIE GET TO THE

OUTSIDE.

THAT'S JACKIE HARRIS.

LARRY BROWN OVER THERE AS WELL.

FRANK WYCHECK.

ALL THREE TIGHT ENDS LINED UP TO

THE RIGHT.

>> FIRST AND GOAL.

BRUCE SMITH AND COMPANY TRYING

TO DIG IN.

EDDIE GEORGE.

JUST SHY OF THE 1.

>> THIS IS WHERE THE VALUE, I

THINK, OF A STEVE McNAIR COMES

IN.

AND THEY'RE GONNA GO NO HUDDLE.

THEY'RE NOT GONNA GIVE THE BILLS

A CHANCE TO REALLY RECOGNIZE.

LOOK FOR THE QUARTERBACK SWEEP

ON THIS ONE.

>> THERE IT IS. NAKED BOOT.

TOUCHDOWN.

GREAT CALL, JOE.

SAM ROGERS IS IRATE.

HE SAYS HE WAS HELD ON THE PLAY.

>> WELL, THE FACT OF THE MATTER

IS LES STECKEL, WHO'S THE

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, REALLY

DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF

CONCEIVING WHAT HE WANTED TO DO.

WHAT YOU DO IS YOU RUN A PLAY

REAL QUICK, THEN YOU COME BACK,

RUN A SIMILAR FORMATION SO TO

THE DEFENSE IT LOOKS THE SAME.

NOW YOU FAKE INSIDE TO

LORENZO NEAL.

AND McNAIR WINDS UP WALKING INTO

THE END ZONE.

HERE'S THE FAKE INSIDE.

NOW HE GETS HOOKED.

HE DOES GET HELD, POSSIBLY, A

LITTLE BIT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT JUST DOESN'T

MATTER.

>> DEL GRECO FOR THE POINT

AFTER.

9-0 TITANS.

7:55 TO GO, FIRST HALF OF PLAY.

A SAFETY AND A TOUCHDOWN.

THERE IS RALPH WILSON, THE

AFFABLE OWNER OF THE

BUFFALO BILLS.

WADE PHILLIPS WENT TO HIM WITH

THE DECISION, AND MR. WILSON

OKAYED IT.

HE WAS VERY HIGH ON

ROB JOHNSON'S FINAL-GAME

PERFORMANCE AND AGREED WITH THE

DECISION.

>> LOOK OUT.

>> KEVIN WILLIAMS.

CAN'T GET TO THE WIDE SIDE!

CUT DOWN BY ISAAC BYRD.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT WHY

ROB JOHNSON WAS INSERTED INTO

THIS OFFENSE.

IF TENNESSEE PLAYS MAN-TO-MAN,

BUFFALO STILL HAS THE ABILITY TO

GO DOWN THE FIELD.

>> THEY HAVE THE RUN PACKAGE IN

RIGHT NOW, WITH ANTOWAIN SMITH

AND SAM GASH.

SMITH.

TO THE 27 AND ACROSS IT.

>> YOU KNOW, GUYS, WE'VE TALKED

ABOUT JEVON KEARSE AND THE

EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE THAT HE IS

AND THE PLAYS THAT HE'S MADE.

BUT YOU LOOK AT THESE OTHER GUYS

UP FRONT -- HENRY FORD'S HAVING

ONE OF HIS BEST YEARS.

THEY BRING IN A JASON FISK FROM

MINNESOTA.

JOHN THORNTON PLAYS. JOSH EVANS.

THEY'RE ALL VERY UNSELFISH.

THEY'RE HAPPY FOR JEVON'S

SUCCESS, BUT THESE GUYS HAVE

ALSO RAISED THEIR LEVEL OF PLAY.

>> JEFF FISHER SAID LAST YEAR

THE DEFENSIVE LINE WAS A

WEAKNESS.

NOW IT IS A STRENGTH.

THURMAN THOMAS CHECKS IN ON

SECOND AND 5.

THURMAN WILL GET A CARRY.

NIFTY MOVE AT THE LINE OF

SCRIMMAGE TO GET AWAY FROM FORD,

AND HE'LL PICK UP A COUPLE

BEFORE BARRON WORTHAM, THE

MIDDLE LINEBACKER, BROUGHT HIM

DOWN.

>> JAMIE NAILS LOST HIS HELMET.

>> THAT'S A BIG HAT TO GO ON THE

GROUND.

>> [ LAUGHS ] PUT A DENT.

>> THURMAN THOMAS DID NOT PLAY

LAST WEEK AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS.

WADE PHILLIPS WAS CONCERNED

ABOUT ANTOWAIN SMITH'S HEALTH,

SO HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE'D

HAVE THURMAN HEALTHY FOR THIS

ONE.

AND LAST NIGHT, PAUL, WHEN YOU

ASKED HIM, "WILL THURMAN PLAY?"

HE SAID, "YEAH. A LOT."

>> AND CARRY THE BALL A LOT.

>> JOHNSON TO THROW.

JUST OVER THE FINGERTIPS OF

KEVIN WILLIAMS.

HAD HIM AND MISSED HIM.

>> BOY, YOU TALK ABOUT

RESPECTING A DEFENSIVE END --

JEVON KEARSE.

RIEMERSMA, NUMBER 85, IS A TIGHT

END.

HE'S GONNA BLOCK.

THEN THURMAN THOMAS IS GONNA

BLOCK.

HERE'S RIEMERSMA ON

JEVON KEARSE.

HE GOES INSIDE.

THURMAN CHIPS HIM.

NAILS WASN'T OUT THERE.

HE WAS BEING THROWN OFF HIS OWN

BLOCK.

>> AND ROB JOHNSON HAS GOT

KEVIN WILLIAMS RUNNING OPEN DOWN

THE FIELD.

HE GETS BY MARCUS ROBERTSON.

THESE ARE THE PASSES THAT HE HIT

IN THE ONE GAME THAT HE PLAYED.

>> THE MEANINGLESS GAME.

>> MOHR TO PUNT IT AWAY.

AND DERRICK MASON WAITS FOR IT

AT HIS OWN 30.

VERY, VERY SHORT.

MASON COMES UP.

BOBBLED THE BALL. GOT IT BACK.

TENNESSEE GETS THE BALL BACK.

VERY FORTUNATE.

THE PUNT -- 27 YARDS.

THAT'S THE ROOKIE NICKNAMED

THE FREAK, JEVON KEARSE.

YES, HE'S HAVING A GOOD TIME.

YOU WOULD TOO IF YOU HAD TWO

SACKS, TWO FORCED FUMBLES, AND A

SAFETY IN LESS THAN A HALF.

>> I THINK YOU'VE GOT TO ADD

SOMETHING -- IT'S "THE FREAK,

SIR."

>> YES, IT IS.

>> HE LOVES THE NAME.

THE GUY COMES WALKING IN

YESTERDAY SUCKING ON A LOLLIPOP.

HE'S HAVING A GREAT TIME.

>> McNAIR FUMBLES THE SNAP.

AND MISSES WYCHECK.

THAT ONE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE

FROM THE GET-GO.

>> I THINK THIS IS A VERY

CRITICAL PERIOD IN THE GAME FOR

THE TENNESSEE TITANS.

YOU'VE RIDDEN THE EMOTION OF THE

SAFETY AND A TOUCHDOWN.

NOW YOU'VE GOT TO COME OUT AND

REALLY KEEP THE INTENSITY UP.

YOU CAN'T RELAX, BECAUSE THE

BUFFALO BILLS ARE JUST TOO GOOD.

THAT'S GONNA BE SOMETHING

JEFF FISHER'S GOT TO BE

CONCERNED WITH.

THEY CAN'T COME OUT AND THINK

THEY CAN JUST NOW SETTLE IN AND

GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS.

>> I WANT TO SEE THEM THROW ONE

TO YANCEY THIGPEN.

>> THEY WON'T.

I DON'T THINK THEY'LL THROW TO

THE WIDE RECEIVERS IN THIS GAME.

BUFFALO WON'T LET THEM.

>> GEORGE ON THE DRAW.

BOUNCES OFF A TACKLER.

AND THEN BROUGHT DOWN BY A GANG

AS HE REACHED THE BUFFALO

47-YARD LINE.

>> YOU MENTIONED THROWING TO

THIGPEN.

THIGPEN COMING BACK FROM INJURY

IS WHAT REALLY OPENED UP THE

PASSING GAME FOR THIS BALL CLUB.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT THE VALUE OF

BLAINE BISHOP DEFENSIVELY AS A

LEADER GOES.

YANCEY THIGPEN PROVIDES THAT

SAME LEADERSHIP TO THE RECEIVING

CORPS.

THEY'RE A VERY YOUNG GROUP OF

GUYS, AND THEY COUNT ON HIM TO

BE OUT THERE.

PLUS I THINK HE'S MADE

STEVE McNAIR MUCH MORE

COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT.

>> THIRD AND 5 FOR TENNESSEE.

CHRIS SANDERS, NUMBER 81, IN AS

A THIRD WIDE RECEIVER.

McNAIR FLUSHED.

AND THEY GOT HIM!

BRUCE SMITH RODE HIM DOWN.

A SACK AND A HALF FOR THE

ALL-PRO.

>> THAT WAS JUST OUTSTANDING

COVERAGE.

AND BRUCE SMITH -- YOU KNOW,

HERE'S ANOTHER GUY THAT HAS

NEVER REALLY STOPPED WHEN HE

PLAYS.

LOOK AT THIS.

HE COMES ALL THE WAY DOWN THE

LINE OF SCRIMMAGE INSIDE.

AND WATCH THIS.

HE DOESN'T QUIT.

HE SEES McNAIR COME BACK OUT TO

HIM, GETS HIS BALANCE, AND MAKES

THE TACKLE FOR A SACK.

>> HENTRICH TO KICK TO WILLIAMS.

ONCE AGAIN TENNESSEE SQUANDERS

EXCELLENT FIELD POSITION.

HENTRICH HANGS ANOTHER ONE VERY

HIGH.

WILLIAMS.

FAIR CATCH JUST OUTSIDE THE 11.

4:51 TO GO, FIRST HALF.

BUFFALO REALLY NEEDS SOMETHING

GOOD TO HAPPEN ON OFFENSE.

>> I THINK THEY HAVE TO REALLY

GO -- I THINK THEY HAVE TO TRY

AND RUN THE FOOTBALL.

IT'S THE EASIEST WAY FOR THE

LINEMEN TO COMMUNICATE.

I DON'T THINK YOU CAN ALLOW

ROB JOHNSON TO GO TO THE LINE OF

SCRIMMAGE, LOOK AT A LOT OF

THINGS, AND TRY AND CHANGE

PLAYS.

>> THE CROWD ON ITS FEET AGAIN,

ENCOURAGING KEARSE AND THE

DEFENSE.

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

THURMAN THOMAS.

HE IS SWAMPED.

FLAGS ARE DOWN.

KEARSE AND WORTHAM LED THE

CHARGE.

>> THIS GUY'S MOTOR RUNS ALL THE

TIME.

>> THEY MIGHT REFUSE THIS.

THEY'RE PROBABLY GONNA REFUSE

THIS PENALTY BECAUSE IT'S A LOSS

AND THERE REALLY ISN'T FAR TO GO

BACK.

>> YOU'RE ONLY GONNA GET HALF

THE DISTANCE ANYWAY, SO YOU

MIGHT AS WELL TAKE THE PLAY.

>> HOLDING.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 79.

THE PENALTY IS DECLINED.

SECOND DOWN.

>> THAT'S PRO BOWLER

RUBEN BROWN, WHO WAS VOTED TO

HIS FOURTH STRAIGHT PRO BOWL.

>> YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SIZE

OF BUFFALO'S OFFENSIVE LINE

VERSUS THE SPEED OF THE

TENNESSEE TITANS.

RIGHT NOW, SPEED IS WINNING OUT.

>> JOHNSON UNDER PRESSURE.

A MARKER DOWN.

AND HE THROWS IT AWAY.

THERE IS NO RHYTHM RIGHT NOW FOR

THE BILLS ON OFFENSE.

>> THIS ONE'S GONNA GO AGAINST

THE BILLS AGAIN.

>> FALSE START.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 61.

HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.

REPEAT SECOND DOWN.

>> THAT'S DUSTY ZEIGLER AND THE

FOURTH MOTION PENALTY ON

BUFFALO'S LINE.

>> IT'S THE SUBTLE THINGS WHEN

YOU CHANGE QUARTERBACKS.

AFTER THE OFFENSIVE LINE HAS

BEEN USED TO THE RHYTHM OF A

DOUG FLUTIE -- AND REALLY, ROB

HASN'T HAD A CHANCE TO PRACTICE

WITH THEM THAT MUCH.

WHATEVER WADE SAW, I'M SURE HE

LIKED, BUT THERE ARE OTHER

THINGS THAT ARE PART OF THE

QUARTERBACK POSITION THAT

DOUG FLUTIE HAD ESTABLISHED IN

COMMUNICATING WITH HIS TEAM OVER

THE YEAR.

>> SECOND AND 17.

JOHNSON MISSED RIEMERSMA.

>> WELL, WE TALKED ABOUT

JEVON KEARSE.

AND THEY'RE ONLY GONNA GIVE HIM

ONE FORCED FUMBLE ON THIS PLAY

UNTIL THEY LOOK AT THE RULING

AGAIN.

BUT JEVON KEARSE IS GIVING YOU

AN IDEA OF WHAT HE DOES.

THERE'S FINA.

FINA HAS A BAD KNEE.

SO HE GETS AROUND AND HE CAUSES

A FUMBLE THERE.

NOW HERE'S THE SACK IN THE END

ZONE -- 2 POINTS.

I MEAN, THIS GUY -- THE THING I

LIKED WAS BRUCE MATTHEWS TALKED

ABOUT HIM.

HE SAID, "I'VE SEEN GUYS WITH

HIS ABILITY.

I'VE SEEN GUYS AS FAST AS HIM.

I'VE SEEN GUYS DO ALL THE

THINGS, BUT I'VE NEVER SEEN

ANYBODY THAT DOES IT

CONSTANTLY."

>> AND THIS IS ONE PLACE WHERE

ROB JOHNSON'S GONNA HAVE TO BE

CAREFUL WITH THE FOOTBALL.

YOU DON'T WANT TO TURN IT OVER

DEEP IN YOUR OWN END HERE.

>> THIRD AND 17.

JOHNSON TO PRICE.

THAT'S SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN.

AND HE IS BELTED OUT OF BOUNDS

BY BLAINE BISHOP, THE STRONG

SAFETY.

>> THAT WAS A GOOD THROW.

UNFORTUNATELY, PRICE DIDN'T GET

BEYOND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,

WHERE HE HAD TO BE TO GET THE

FIRST DOWN -- TO BEYOND THE

FIRST-DOWN MARKER.

AND PRICE PAID THE PRICE.

>> AND WHAT PRICE WAS THAT?

>> BLAINE BISHOP.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THAT WAS ABOUT A $400 HIT.

>> CHRIS MOHR, WHO GOT OFF A

WOEFULLY SHORT ONE THE LAST

TIME, NEEDS A BIG ONE HERE.

NICE PUNT THIS TIME.

A HIGH SAILER FOR MASON.

MADE THE FIRST MAN MISS BUT NOT

THE SECOND.

BROUGHT DOWN AT THE 40.

A 43-YARD KICK.

A 2-YARD RETURN.

THIS OFFENSE STARTED SLOWLY FOR

BOTH BALL CLUBS.

TENNESSEE GOT A BREAK WHEN

JEVON KEARSE GOT A SACK IN THE

END ZONE FOR A SAFETY.

AND THEN THEY ADDED THE

TOUCHDOWN.

BRUCE MATTHEWS -- 12 STRAIGHT

PRO BOWLS.

EIGHT AT GUARD, FOUR AT CENTER.

HE'S PLAYED 264 GAMES, A RECORD

FOR OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, AND

DOESN'T SHOW ANY SIGNS OF

SLOWING DOWN IN HIS 17th YEAR.

HE'S JUST A MARVEL.

McNAIR THROWS SHORT.

COMPLETES IT UP AT THE 45.

OF COURSE, THE MATTHEWS CLAN,

CLAY AND BRUCE, DON'T WANT TO BE

ON THIS LIST.

ALONG WITH GARY ANDERSON, THEY

HAVE PLAYED THE MOST GAMES IN

NFL HISTORY WITHOUT PLAYING IN A

SUPER BOWL.

THIS YEAR, HOWEVER, IT IS WIDE

OPEN.

AND THEY THINK THEY HAVE A SHOT.

>> ONE THING I LIKE ABOUT

BRUCE MATTHEWS -- IT'S ANYWHERE

ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

YOU WANT TO PLAY HIM?

JUST PLUG HIM IN.

IF SOMEBODY GETS HURT, YOU CAN

MOVE HIM ANYWHERE YOU WANT.

AND HE CAN PLAY IT.

>> EDDIE GEORGE.

AND THE BILLS FLY TO THE BALL,

AND THEY'LL STOP HIM ABOUT

2 YARDS SHY OF A FIRST DOWN.

SAM ROGERS THE FIRST MAN IN ON

THE TACKLE.

>> YOU KNOW, JUST WATCHING FILM

ON BRUCE MATTHEWS, YOU WATCH HIS

FEET AND YOU SEE WHAT HE DOES.

HE'S GONNA BE ON A DOUBLE TEAM.

HE'S 74.

WILLIAMS IN THE MIDDLE.

YOU SEE HIM?

SEE HOW HE TURNS HIS BODY?

THERE'S JUST ABSOLUTELY NO WAY

THAT WILLIAMS CAN COME DOWN THE

LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, EVEN THOUGH

THE DOUBLE TEAM IS ON.

HE PUTS HIS BODY IN A POSITION

WHERE YOU CAN'T MAKE A PLAY.

>> THAT'S THE LOOK HE ALWAYS HAS

ON HIS FACE.

HE IS JUST A VERY PLEASANT

PERSON WHO LOVES PLAYING THIS

GAME.

THIRD AND 2.

McNAIR TO THE SHOTGUN.

DRAW PLAY TO GEORGE.

HAS TO CUT IT OUTSIDE.

ROOM TO RUN.

LOST THE BALL!

BUFFALO HAS IT!

THE SECOND FUMBLE FOR

EDDIE GEORGE.

THE FIRST WAS WIPED OUT BY A

PENALTY.

SHAWN PRICE WAS THE MAN WHO

KNOCKED IT AWAY.

>> HE MAKES THE FIRST DOWN

EASILY.

BUT IN FIGHTING FOR THE EXTRA

YARDS, TRYING TO CUT IN, THE

BALL JUST GETS AWAY FROM HIS

BODY.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT CHILLY, BUT

IT'S NOT THAT COLD, FOLKS.

HERE'S THE MOVE INSIDE.

THEN OUTSIDE.

HE'S GOT THE FIRST DOWN NOW.

NOW HE GETS THE BALL AWAY.

IT JUST GETS NICKED.

AND HE WINDS UP TURNING IT OVER.

YOU'LL SEE.

SCHULZ GETS A LITTLE BIT OF A

HAT ON HIS HAND.

THE BALL COMES FLYING OUT.

>> BUFFALO REALLY NEEDS TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE HERE.

2:25 TO GO IN THE HALF.

THEY'RE DOWN 9-0.

THEY NEED SOMETHING OFFENSIVELY.

AND JOHNSON THROWS INCOMPLETE.

THAT PASS WAS SHORT.

INTENDED FOR THE BACKUP TIGHT

END, BOBBY COLLINS.

>> WHAT YOU SACRIFICE WHEN YOU

SWITCH QUARTERBACKS IF YOU'RE

THE BUFFALO BILLS IS YOU

SACRIFICE THE MOBILITY AND THE

IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS OF

DOUG FLUTIE.

ROB JOHNSON -- HE CAN MOVE

AROUND, YES.

BUT DOUG FLUTIE CAN MOVE AROUND

TO GET THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD

AND MAKE PLAYS.

AND WITH THIS KIND OF A PASS

RUSH, YOU DON'T WANT TO JUST BE

A STATIONARY TARGET.

>> HE'S BEEN UNDER CONSTANT

PRESSURE.

AND THE PASSES HE'S COMPLETED

HAVE HAD TO BE RIGHT ON THE

MONEY.

UNDER PRESSURE.

THEY GET HIM AGAIN.

>> THIS DEFENSIVE LINE, ALL

THEY'RE DOING IS TEEING OFF AND

GOING.

THEY'RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT RUN OR

ANYTHING.

HENRY FORD, NUMBER 92, COMES

FROM THE OUTSIDE.

HE GETS BLOCKED.

BUT ROB JOHNSON CAN SEE HIM OUT

OF THE CORNER OF HIS EYE,

KNOWING THE PRESSURE IS THERE.

>> WHEN YOU GO NAKED IN THE

BACKFIELD, WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE

ANY BACKS IN THE BACKFIELD, THE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN HAVE NOTHING

TO WORRY ABOUT.

>> EXACTLY.

>> THE FORMATION'S REALLY

DICTATING WHAT THEY'RE GONNA DO.

>> FIVE FIRST-HALF SACKS.

THIRD AND 11 FOR THE BILLS.

>> BLITZ.

>> JOHNSON.

PRICE GOT HIS HANDS ON IT AND

JUGGLED IT GOING OUT OF BOUNDS.

PRICE THINKS HE CAUGHT IT.

>> BOY, WAS THAT A GREAT THROW.

>> IT WAS A GREAT THROW, AND

IT'S A NICE JOB BY THE OFFICIAL

OF BEING RIGHT ON IT.

AS PRICE HEAD TOWARDS THE

SIDELINES, YOU CAN SEE HE DOES

NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE BALL.

ROB JOHNSON STEPPING UP.

SAMARI ROLLE. LOOK.

HE'S JUST NOT QUITE GOT IT.

SEE?

JUST QUITE GETS AWAY FROM HIM.

TRYING TO MAKE IT.

JUST NOT SURE.

THE BALL'S NOT TUCKED AWAY.

AND THE OFFICIAL, YOU CAN SEE,

IS RIGHT BEHIND HIM.

>> JUST REMEMBER -- YOU HAVE TO

HAVE CONTROL OF THE BALL.

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING

AT.

>> I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

THAT'S GONNA BE REVIEWED,

BECAUSE HIS KNEE HIT DOWN IN

BOUNDS, AN HE NEVER LOST

POSSESSION OF THAT FOOTBALL.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHETHER HE HAD

TOTAL CONTROL.

THAT'S THE THING THEY'RE GONNA

LOOK AT.

>> IT'S CONTROL.

>> WE GET A LOOK AT FOUR

DIFFERENT REPLAYS AND KEEP

CHANGING YOUR MIND.

MOHR TO KICK TO MASON.

FAIR CATCH AT THE 22.

SO THE BILLS HAD GREAT FIELD

POSITION.

COULDN'T DO ANYTHING WITH IT.

AND NOW TENNESSEE HAS IT BACK

AGAIN WITH 1:46 TO GO.

AND WADE PHILLIPS' OFFENSE HAS

SIMPLY BEEN SUFFOCATED TODAY.

AND THE BILLS HAVE JUST KILLED

THEMSELVES WITH PENALTIES.

>> AND THEY'RE OFFENSIVE

PENALTIES.

IT'S NOT LIKE YOU MAKE A

PERSONAL FOUL THAT GIVES

SOMEBODY A CHEAP 15 YARDS.

IT'S BEEN FORCING THEIR OFFENSE

TO WIND UP IN FIRST AND 15,

SECOND AND 13 ALL THE TIME.

ROB JOHNSON REALLY HASN'T HAD A

CHANCE TO WORK IN A MANAGEABLE

YARDAGE YET.

>> I LOOK AT THIS SCORE -- 9-0.

JEFF FISHER TOLD US ON FRIDAY,

"YOU KNOW, DON'T GET TOO CARRIED

AWAY WITH THESE OFFENSES, NOW.

THIS GAME COULD END UP LIKE A

9-3, 9-6 BALLGAME."

>> WELL, WE'VE GOT THE 9.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

EDDIE GEORGE.

EXCUSE ME.

IT'S RODNEY THOMAS WHO HAS

CHECKED IN FOR EDDIE GEORGE IN

THE FINAL 1:45.

>> BOY, BRUCE SMITH JUST MADE A

GREAT PLAY AS A DEFENSIVE END.

HE JUST HELD HIS GROUND, MADE

THE RUNNING BACK, RODNEY THOMAS,

RUN BACK TO THE OUTSIDE, AND HE

LOST 2 YARDS ON THE PLAY.

>> AND YOU KNOW EDDIE GEORGE

ISN'T HAPPY.

>> HE WANTS TO BE THE GUY IN

THERE ON EVERY CARRY.

TENNESSEE BEING VERY CONTENT TO

LET THE CLOCK RUN.

ACROSS THE 30 GOES

RODNEY THOMAS.

McNAIR TO THROW ON FIRST DOWN.

AND JUST THROWS IT AWAY.

>> WELL, THAT'S KIND OF UNUSUAL.

THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOBODY -- NOT

A RECEIVER ON THIS SIDE OF THE

FIELD.

>> THE REASON WHY IS THAT WAS A

SCREEN THAT WAS SET UP.

AND RODNEY THOMAS GETS CAUGHT IN

THE WASH CALLED THE DEFENSIVE

LINE OF THE BUFFALO BILLS AND

CAN'T EVER GET OUT.

ALL THE RECEIVERS ARE TO ONE

SIDE -- THE RIGHT.

ALL THE RECEIVERS ARE TO YOUR

LEFT AS YOU LOOK AT THIS.

RODNEY'S TRYING TO SNEAK

THROUGH.

HE GETS TACKLED AT THE LINE OF

SCRIMMAGE.

BUT STEVE McNAIR DOES A SMART

THING.

HE GETS OUTSIDE THE BOX SO HE

WON'T GET CALLED FOR INTENTIONAL

GROUNDING.

>> 49 SECONDS ON THE

SECOND-QUARTER CLOCK.

McNAIR THROWS SHORT.

INCOMPLETE.

INTENDED FOR DYSON.

THOMAS SMITH WITH THE COVERAGE.

WHOO.

CROWD WANTED A FLAG.

>> THOMAS SMITH, HE TOLD ME THE

OTHER DAY, "I CAN COVER.

I'M GONNA GET ME AN INTERCEPTION

IN THIS GAME."

LOOK AT THOMAS SMITH ON DYSON.

IS THIS PASS INTERFERENCE?

YES, IT IS.

WHEN HE GOT THAT LEFT ARM

AROUND -- I'M SORRY.

YOU CAN'T TOUCH THE GUY.

>> REMEMBER, THE BUFFALO BILLS

ARE ONLY ONE PLAY AWAY, A BIG

PLAY AWAY FROM BEING RIGHT --

NOT THAT THEY'RE OUT OF THIS

GAME, BUT RIGHT BACK IN IT.

SO TENNESSEE CAN'T GIVE THEM TOO

MUCH TIME.

>> McNAIR, WHO HAS ONLY HIT 6 OF

14 PASSES, FACES A THIRD DOWN.

NOW HE WANTS TO RUN.

HENRY JONES TOOK HIM OUT OF

BOUNDS.

HE STRETCHED FOR THE MARKER AND

DIDN'T GET THERE.

>> WHOA.

QUITE A JOB BY THE OFFICIAL

COMING UP AND MARKING IT REAL

QUICK.

LOOKED LIKE McNAIR MIGHT HAVE

REACHED PAST THE FIRST-DOWN

MARKER.

>> HE TRIED TO STRETCH IT OUT.

>> IF YOU WANT TO REALIZE HOW

FAST McNAIR IS -- WHEN YOU SEE

HIM TRY TO RUN TO THE OUTSIDE,

THIS GUY CAN PICK IT UP.

AND HE IS BIG.

>> WATCH, PAUL. WATCH THIS.

LOOK AT THE END OF THE PLAY.

LOOK AT WHERE THE BALL IS.

DOES HE STEP OUT OF BOUNDS?

IS THAT RIGHT FOOT OUT OF

BOUNDS?

>> THEY MARKED IT PROPERLY.

>> GOOD CALL.

>> THEY'LL KICK IT AWAY.

38 SECONDS TO GO IN THE HALF.

>> I THINK THEY MIGHT WANT TO --

THEY MIGHT BE TAKING A LOOK AT

THIS.

>> WE ARE REVIEWING THE RULING

ON THE FIELD.

>> NOW, KEEP IN MIND -- I THINK

PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND.

BECAUSE WE'VE SAID SOMETHING,

THE INSTANT REPLAY BOOTH CANNOT

HEAR US.

>> NOR DO THEY WANT TO.

>> I'LL TELL YOU WHAT WADE'S MAD

ABOUT -- THEY DIDN'T REVIEW HIS

PLAY.

>> HERE'S WHERE THE MARKER IS.

RIGHT THERE.

NOW, DOES HIS FOOT GO OUT RIGHT

THERE?

HIS RIGHT FOOT'S IN BOUNDS.

OKAY?

NOW, THE BALL HITS PAST THE

MARKER.

IN MY OPINION, THAT'S A FIRST

DOWN.

I THOUGHT POSSIBLY HIS RIGHT

FOOT MIGHT HAVE GONE OUT OF

BOUNDS.

>> THIS ONE DOESN'T SHOW IT.

THE OTHER ONE IS TRUE, BECAUSE

THE FIRST-DOWN MARKER IS AT THE

43-YARD LINE.

IF YOU LOOK AT IT THIS WAY --

THE 43.

LOOK WHERE THE BALL IS.

>> WATCH HIS RIGHT FOOT.

>> HIS RIGHT FOOT'S IN.

HE STRETCHES THE BALL OUT.

AND LOOK WHERE THE BALL LANDS.

THE BALL LANDS ON THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE 43-YARD LINE.

THAT'S A FIRST DOWN.

THE BALL'S GOING AT THE 43-YARD

LINE.

[ LAUGHS ]

THIS IS AMAZING.

>> OH, THEY MOVED THE BALL BUT

IT'S STILL SHORT?

IS THAT WHAT THEY'RE SAYING?

>> WHAT I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND

IS HOW THEY DECIDED ON THAT

PARTICULAR SPOT FOR THE BALL.

NOTHING HITS THE GROUND BUT THE

BALL.

>> THAT BALL SHOULD BE ON THE

43 1/2-YARD LINE.

AND THEY'RE GONNA GET A FIRST

DOWN ANYWAY.

LOOK AT THIS.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

>> I THINK WHAT THEY DID WAS

SAYING, "WHERE DID THE BALL

CROSS THE SIDELINE?"

BECAUSE IT HIT OUT OF BOUNDS.

YOU CAN'T SPOT IT WHERE IT HIT

OUT OF BOUNDS.

>> BUT THE GUY -- BUT

STEVE McNAIR WAS STILL IN

BOUNDS.

>> ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

>> THINK HOW THEY SPOT A PUNT

OUT OF BOUNDS.

THE OFFICIALS TRY TO LINE IT UP

DIAGONALLY FROM ONE TO THE

OTHER.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE

DOING WITH THE SPOT OF THAT

BALL.

>> I DON'T THINK THEY INTENDED

3:45 TO MAKE A DETERMINATION.

>> I DON'T EITHER.

BUT ISN'T THE IDEA TO GET IT

RIGHT -- 3:45 OR NOT?

>> NOW, DO YOU THINK THE BILLS

THINK HE GOT IT RIGHT?

>> I THINK THEY DID.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> ESPECIALLY IN A PLAYOFF GAME.

>> JACKIE HARRIS IS THE TIGHT

END.

HE'S THE GUY YOU GOT TO LOOK FOR

DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOOTBALL

FIELD.

>> AND RODNEY THOMAS IS STILL

THE RUNNING BACK.

WE HAVE HAD NO REPORT ON

EDDIE GEORGE.

AND THREE OF THE BILLS ARE

ACROSS THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

LET'S SEE IF THEY WERE DRAWN.

HARD TO IMAGINE ALL THREE OF

THEM ANTICIPATED THE SNAP COUNT

THAT WELL.

>> WELL, WHEN ONE GOES, THE

OTHERS GO WITH HIM.

>> PRIOR TO THE SNAP,

ENCROACHMENT.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 90.

>> PHIL HANSEN GOES FIRST.

THEN BRUCE SMITH AND OTHERS GO

RIGHT IN BEHIND HIM.

>> ESPECIALLY IN A 2-MINUTE

DRILL, BECAUSE YOU'RE BASICALLY

IN A RHYTHMIC CADENCE AS A

QUARTERBACK.

THIS TIME, STEVE McNAIR JUST

CHANGED IT UP.

THERE'S THE PENALTIES.

>> FOUR OFFSIDES, FOUR FALSE

STARTS IN THE FIRST HALF FOR THE

BILLS.

THEY ARE JUST KILLING THEMSELVES

WITH LITTLE MISTAKES.

AND THERE IS THE FORMER HEISMAN

WINNER OUT OF OHIO STATE.

STILL 38 SECONDS TO GO IN THE

HALF.

McNAIR TO THIGPEN.

YANCEY THIGPEN GETS OUT OF

BOUNDS.

IT'S A FIRST DOWN.

BLITZ COMING.

McNAIR UNLOADS.

AND IT'S INSIDE THE 35, TO THE

33.

CHRIS SANDERS.

27 SECONDS ON THE CLOCK.

QUARTERBACK DRAW.

McNAIR INSIDE THE 30.

QUARTERBACK DRAW BY McNAIR.

IT'S GONNA TOUGH TO GET THE

FIELD-GOAL TEAM ON HERE.

>> NO, HE'LL JUST STAND UP AND

SPIKE IT.

IF THEY'LL LET HIM UP.

>> IF THEY'LL LET HIM.

>> HE CAN SPIKE IT.

HE'S GOT TIME.

>> HAS ENOUGH TIME.

IF HE RUNS THAT BALL ANOTHER

10 YARDS, THEY'RE OUT OF TIME.

>> I WOULD THINK SO, BECAUSE

THEY'RE GONNA LAY ON HIM.

>> I DIDN'T LIKE THE DECISION.

I DIDN'T LIKE THE CALL AT THE

END OF THE GAME THERE.

LET HIM THROW IT AWAY.

I MEAN, YOU'RE MUCH BETTER OFF.

PUT IT IN HIS HANDS, BUT TELL

HIM, "THROW IT AWAY."

>> BESIDES THAT, THEY ALMOST

RIPPED HIS SHIRT OFF.

>> SO NOW DEL GRECO WILL COME IN

TO TRY FROM 45 YARDS.

0 FOR 1 IN THIS GAME.

>> 0 FOR 2.

>> HOOKED IT AGAIN.

SO THE TITANS HAD A CHANCE FOR A

BIG LEAD.

AS IT IS, THE END OF THE FIRST

HALF WILL HAVE A SCORE OF 9-0.

THERE IS A PENALTY FLAG DOWN.

WILL THIS BE ANOTHER CHANCE?

>> IF IT'S ON THE DEFENSE, IT

WILL BE.

>> HOLDING.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 99, WHO PULLED

THE PLAYER ASIDE TO ALLOW A

TEAMMATE TO SHOOT THROUGH AND

ATTEMPT TO BLOCK THE KICK.

>> GABE NORTHERN.

>> THIS IS A 5-YARD PENALTY WITH

AN AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

WE WILL EXTEND THE HALF FOR AN

UNTIMED DOWN.

>> YOU DON'T SEE IT CALLED VERY

OFTEN, BUT WHEN A DEFENSIVE

PLAYER ON A KICK RUSH WINDS UP

GRABBING SOMEBODY, THAT'S WHAT

HAPPENS.

RIGHT THERE. WATCH THAT.

SEE HIM GRAB HIM AND PULL HIM

DOWN?

WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS GET

HENRY JONES THROUGH THE SLOT TO

MAKE A BLOCK.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE OFFICIALS

ARE LOOKING AT.

>> AND THAT'S A GOOD CALL.

SO DEL GRECO GETS ANOTHER

OPPORTUNITY, THIS TIME FROM 40.

>> IF HE DOES MISS IT, IT WON'T

BE LEFT.

>> DEL GRECO KNOCKS IT THROUGH.

SO THE BILLS WITH ANOTHER

MISTAKE THAT COST THEM 3 MORE

POINTS.

THAT'S THE END OF THE FIRST

HALF, WITH THE SCORE THE

TITANS 12, THE BILLS 0.

READY TO START THE SECOND HALF

IN NASHVILLE WITH THE TITANS

THROWING A SHUTOUT AT THE BILLS,

12-0.

A TOUCHDOWN, A FIELD GOAL, AND A

SAFETY.

CRAIG HENTRICH PREPARING TO KICK

OFF TO KEVIN WILLIAMS, WHO WAITS

AT HIS 5.

AND THE BILLS COULD CERTAINLY

USE A BIG KICKOFF RETURN --

ANYTHING TO GIVE THEM AN

OFFENSIVE SPARK.

HIGH BUT SHORT.

WILLIAMS FROM THE 14.

LOWERS HIS HEAD AND TAKES IT OUT

OVER THE 35.

LET'S CHECK IN WITH

SOLOMON WILCOTS.

>> YEAH, MIKE.

AT HALFTIME, TALKED TO

WADE PHILLIPS.

HE SAYS THE REASON WHY HIS

OFFENSE STRUGGLED IN THE FIRST

HALF IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO

MANY INJURIES ON THE OFFENSIVE

LINE THAT THEY CAN'T GET ANY

CONTINUITY.

NOW, I ASKED HIM AS TO WHETHER

OR NOT WE'LL SEE DOUG FLUTIE IN

THE SECOND HALF IN REPLACEMENT

FOR ROB JOHNSON.

WELL, GUYS, I CAN'T EVEN TELL

YOU WHAT HE SAID TO ME.

IT WAS NOT KIND.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> ALL RIGHT, SOLOMON.

HE'S HEARD THAT QUARTERBACK

QUESTION ONE TOO MANY TIMES THIS

WEEK.

>> WELL, LIKE I SAID, HE ALSO

TOLD US LAST NIGHT THAT HE MADE

THE DECISION AND HE MADE THE

DECISION WITH THE PLANS ON

HAVING ROB JOHNSON PLAY THIS

FOOTBALL GAME FOR HIM.

>> AND IN ROB JOHNSON'S DEFENSE,

WITH THE LACK OF PROTECTION HE'S

HAD, I DON'T KNOW THAT ANYBODY

WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE BACK

THERE.

ANTOWAIN SMITH COMES OUT AS THE

RUNNING BACK.

SAM GASH, THE PRO BOWL FULLBACK,

IN FRONT OF HIM.

SMITH.

HAS A SEAM!

ANTOWAIN SMITH!

30.

20 AND OUT OF BOUNDS.

MARCUS ROBERTSON CHASED HIM OUT

OF BOUNDS, AND SMITH COMES UP

GIMPY AFTER A RUN OF 44.

>> AND YOU GOT TO BELIEVE THAT

THAT'S WHAT THE BUFFALO BILLS

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN WANT.

THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO RUN THE

FOOTBALL.

THEY'RE MUCH BIGGER THAN

TENNESSEE DEFENSIVELY.

HE STARTS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF

THE FORMATION.

THEY CAVE IT DOWN.

THEY DO A GOOD JOB.

BLAINE BISHOP COMES UP TO TRY

AND MAKE THE TACKLE.

AND MARCUS ROBERTSON, WHO REALLY

HASN'T PRACTICED MUCH, WAS GOING

BACK INTO PASS COVERAGE.

>> THAT WAS THE BILLS' FIRST

FIRST DOWN IN OVER 19 MINUTES.

JONATHAN LINTON IS THE NEW

RUNNING BACK.

JOHNSON TO THROW.

FIT IT IN TO GASH SOMEHOW AND

GOT IT DOWN TO THE 12-YARD LINE.

ANOTHER NICE THROW ON THE RUN BY

JOHNSON.

THE FIRST-HALF STATISTICS

TOTALLY DOMINATED BY TENNESSEE.

THE BILLS ONLY WITH 30 YARDS ON

THE GROUND, ONLY 34 MORE PASSING

AS OPPOSED TO 120 TOTAL YARDS

FOR TENNESSEE.

AND THE TENNESSEE DEFENSE HAD

FIVE SACKS.

BUT THE BILLS ARE DOWN BY ONLY

12.

JONATHAN LINTON.

CUTS IT BACK.

INSIDE THE 10, NEAR THE 6.

>> FIRST DOWN.

YOU'RE RIGHT, JOE.

THIS IS WHAT THE BILLS HAVE TO

DO.

THEY HAVE TO RUN THE FOOTBALL TO

GET THOSE GUYS SPREAD OUT A

LITTLE BIT SO HE CAN THROW THE

FOOTBALL.

>> NOT ONLY SPREAD IT OUT, BUT

YOUR OFFENSIVE LINE, IN MY

OPINION, IS BUILT TO BE ABLE TO

RUN THE FOOTBALL.

PLUS YOU'VE GOT SAM GASH,

NUMBER 33, AS YOUR LEAD BLOCKER.

GASH GOES IN AND DELIVERS A BIG

BLOW INSIDE.

HE MAKES A HECK OF A BLOCK

INSIDE ON JOE BOWDEN.

>> FIRST AND GOAL, BUFFALO.

LINTON.

MOVING THE PILE.

INSIDE THE 5.

>> SEE, NOW THAT YOU'VE RUN THE

FOOTBALL A LITTLE BIT, NOW YOU

IF YOU WANT, YOU RUN A LITTLE

PLAY-ACTION DOWN HERE.

RIEMERSMA GETS OUT INTO THE

SECONDARY.

YOUR TIGHT END CAN RELEASE.

YOU CAN GET GASH INTO THE FLAT.

NOW YOU CAN PUT TENNESSEE'S

DEFENSE ON THEIR HEELS A LITTLE

BIT.

>> JOHN FINA NORMALLY THE LEFT

STARTING TACKLE.

ROBERT HICKS NORMALLY THE

STARTING RIGHT TACKLE.

AND JEVON KEARSE NOW ON THE

SIDELINE FOR TENNESSEE.

INJURY PROBLEMS ON THE OFFENSIVE

LINE HAVE REALLY HURT THE BILLS.

>> ANTOWAIN SMITH IS BACK IN THE

BALLGAME.

>> SMITH BEHIND GASH.

TOUCHDOWN!

AND JUST LIKE THAT, THE

BUFFALO BILLS ARE RIGHT BACK IN

IT.

>> AND THEY GOT BACK IN IT BY

RUNNING THE FOOTBALL.

CERTAINLY JEFF FISHER'S DEFENSE

LET THEM GET CREASED FOR A BIG

ONE EARLY.

>> WELL, ANTOWAIN SMITH HAD THE

BIG RUN DOWN HERE, BUT HE GETS

AN OUTSTANDING BLOCK ON THE

OUTSIDE -- COUPLE OF BLOCKS ON

THE OUTSIDE.

AND YOU SEE SAM GASH GO THROUGH

THE HOLE, NUMBER 33, WHO WAS THE

BLOCKING FULLBACK AND REALLY HAD

NO ONE TO BLOCK.

>> IN THE FIRST HALF, THE BILLS

GAINED 64 YARDS -- THE ENTIRE

HALF.

THEY GOT 62 ON THAT DRIVE.

12:28 TO GO FROM NASHVILLE,

TENNESSEE.

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS FINALLY

DOING SOMETHING ON OFFENSE, AND

IT HAS THEM BACK WITHIN 5 POINTS

IN THIS BALLGAME.

MASON FROM THE 3.

HAS A SEAM.

THEN RACKED AS HE GOT TO THE 33.

LET'S GO TO SOLOMON WILCOTS.

SOLLY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

>> YEAH, MIKE.

THE WORDS OF JEFF FISHER TO HIS

TEAM AT HALFTIME WERE PRETTY

PROPHETIC.

HE SAID THAT 12 POINTS WOULD NOT

BE ENOUGH TO WIN THIS BALLGAME.

SAYS HE WANTS MORE BIG PLAYS IN

THE PASSING GAME FROM

STEVE McNAIR HERE IN THE SECOND

HALF.

IF YOU WONDER WHY EDDIE GEORGE

WAS NOT IN THE GAME AT THE END

OF THE FIRST HALF, WELL,

JEFF FISHER SAYS BECAUSE HE WAS

DINGED AND DAZED, AND THE

DOCTORS DID CLEAR HIM TO GO BACK

INTO THE BALLGAME.

NOW, HE IS BACK IN THE GAME AS

WE SPEAK, AND HE SAYS THAT HE IS

NOT WORRIED ABOUT EDDIE GEORGE'S

TWO FIRST-HALF FUMBLES.

HE'S IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW,

GUYS.

>> ALL RIGHT, SOLOMON.

I'D WANT HIM IN THERE MYSELF.

AND, OF COURSE, RODNEY THOMAS

PLAYS A LOT IN THE 2-MINUTE

DRILL ANYWAY.

BLITZ COMING.

THEY PICK IT UP.

NOW McNAIR HAS TO SCRAMBLE.

GOES DOWN.

THEY THROW THE PASS INCOMPLETE.

WILL THEY RULE HIM DOWN OR NOT?

>> WELL, HE'S GOT BRUCE SMITH

ALL OVER HIM.

THEY'RE GIVING BRUCE SMITH THE

SACK HERE.

>> I THOUGHT HE WAS IN THE GRASP

AND CONTROL.

>> THEY GAVE HIM THE SACK.

BRUCE SMITH ON HOPKINS.

LOOK AT IT HERE.

BRUCE SMITH COMES TO THE

OUTSIDE, AND HE'S GOT

STEVE McNAIR, AND HE'S GOING

DOWN.

THEY'RE GIVING HIM THE SACK.

THAT'S A GOOD CALL.

>> 2 1/2 SACKS IN THIS GAME FOR

BRUCE SMITH.

14 1/2 FOR HIS CAREER.

THAT IS AN NFL RECORD.

HE CAME IN TIED WITH

REGGIE WHITE.

EDDIE GEORGE TRYING TO GET TO

THE OUTSIDE.

AND AGAIN THE BILLS DO AN

EXCELLENT JOB OF STRINGING HIM

OUT AND MAKING HIM GO SIDELINE

TO SIDELINE.

>> SUCH A TOUGH PLACE TO RUN

WHEN THE CORNERS ARE UP AROUND

THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

AND BOTH THOMAS SMITH AND

ANTOINE WINFIELD ARE GUYS WHO

CAN COME UP AND WILL SUPPORT THE

RUN.

WINFIELD NOT THE BIGGEST GUY, AT

5'8", BUT HE'LL STILL COME UP

AND PLAY CLOSE TO THE LINE, AS

WELL AS THOMAS SMITH.

I THINK IF TENNESSEE WANTS TO

RUN THE FOOTBALL, THEY'RE GONNA

HAVE TO RUN AT THE EDGES.

THEY CAN'T GO OUTSIDE.

>> THIRD AND 17.

CHRIS SANDERS IN AS AN EXTRA

WIDE RECEIVER.

McNAIR FLOATS IT OVER THE HEAD

OF THIGPEN.

AND WADE PHILLIPS FIRED UP ON

THE SIDELINE AS HIS DEFENSE

FORCES A THREE-AND-OUT.

>> BOY, WAS THAT EXCELLENT

COVERAGE BY THOMAS SMITH.

>> THIS IS WHERE I THINK PLAYOFF

EXPERIENCE DOES MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT

EARLIER.

A VETERAN TEAM -- GETTING DOWN

DOESN'T REALLY AFFECT THEM.

A YOUNG TEAM THAT'S UP -- MAYBE

THE EMOTIONS OF BEING AHEAD

MAKES YOU FEEL YOU'RE A LITTLE

BIT BETTER THAN YOU ARE.

>> THEY'VE CERTAINLY TAKEN THE

CROWD OUT OF IT HERE.

KEVIN WILLIAMS WAITS ON

HENTRICH'S PUNT.

LOW AND SHORT, BUT HE GETS A

GOOD BOUNCE AGAIN.

[ WHISTLE BLOWING ]

42-YARD KICK WITH A LOT OF ROLL

INCLUDED.

JOE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE.

IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN

THIS.

REED, SMITH, AND THOMAS -- THEIR

18th GAME AS STARTING TEAMMATES

IN THE POSTSEASON.

ONLY RICE, BARTON, AND SAPOLU

FOR THE 49ers HAVE MORE -- 19 AS

STARTERS.

AND ANDRE REED NOT ON THE FIELD

RIGHT NOW.

THERE'S THURMAN THOMAS.

HE HAS PLAYED SPARINGLY.

AND BRUCE SMITH WITH

2 1/2 SACKS.

SMITH.

NOTHING THERE THIS TIME.

ANDRE REED CERTAINLY CAUSED A

RUCKUS IN BUFFALO THIS WEEK.

ON HIS WEBSITE, HE CRITICIZED

JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY IN SIGHT --

THE BILLS ORGANIZATION,

DOUG FLUTIE -- HE SAYS HE'S NOT

TALKING TO HIM -- OFFENSIVE

COORDINATOR JOE PENDRY.

AND JUST RIPPED EVERYBODY.

HE SAID, "PEOPLE AROUND HERE

THINK I'M RETIRING AND THAT

LAST SUNDAY WAS MY LAST GAME.

IT WASN'T.

AT THIS POINT, I JUST WANT TO GO

WHERE I'M APPRECIATED AND

RESPECTED, AND I HAVEN'T HAD

THAT HERE."

AND I DON'T KNOW WHY ANDRE REED

WOULD THINK HE WAS NOT RESPECTED

IN BUFFALO.

>> OR APPRECIATED.

>> JOHNSON.

KEARSE AFTER HIM AGAIN.

THROWS AND INCOMPLETE.

WAS INTENDED FOR GASH.

SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT

ANDRE REED HAD SAID WERE THAT

EVEN AS HE SET THE RECORDS THAT

THEY WEREN'T EVEN ROUTES.

AND HE TALKED ABOUT FLUTIE --

"YOU MAY HAVE HEARD I'M NOT ON

SPEAKING TERMS WITH HIM.

DOUG HAS CHANGED AS A PERSON

OVER A YEAR.

JOE PENDRY HAS HAD A PLAN FOR ME

FROM DAY ONE."

HE DOESN'T SAY WHAT THAT IS.

"YOU DON'T DO THAT TO PEOPLE

BECAUSE IT COMES BACK TO BITE

YOU."

WELL, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU DON'T

SAY THINGS LIKE THAT IN PUBLIC

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS

TREATED YOU THAT WAY YOUR ENTIRE

CAREER, BECAUSE THAT COMES BACK

TO BITE YOU.

JOHNSON.

OFF THE HANDS OF ERIC MOULDS,

AND THEY'LL HAVE TO PUNT.

>> OH, HE HAD TO GET RID OF THAT

THING IN A HURRY, BECAUSE THEY

WERE COMING.

>> PAUL, AGAIN, I HATE TO PUT

YOU ON THE SPOT BECAUSE YOU LIVE

IN BUFFALO.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING THAT

WAS DISRESPECTFUL FROM THAT

ORGANIZATION TO ANDRE REED?

>> NO.

YOU KNOW, THERE WAS ONE TIME

THERE WAS A CONTRACTUAL PROBLEM.

THEY BROUGHT ANDRE REED BACK,

AND ANDRE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH

IT.

THEY'RE TALKING.

THERE'S ANDRE AND DOUG FLUTIE

TALKING RIGHT THERE.

THEY ALLOWED HIM TO BECOME

NUMBER TWO, PASS CATCHING.

THIS GUY HAS HAD A GREAT CAREER

THERE.

WHY KNOCK IT AT THE END?

I'M SORRY.

>> WILLIAMS COMES UP TO TAKE IT

AT THE 31.

>> OH!

>> CHECK IT. DERRICK MASON.

AND HE'S DRILLED AFTER A 2-YARD

RETURN.

THE PUNT OF 38 YARDS.

AND THE OFFICIAL GOES DOWN AS

WELL.

THE TITANS WITH A 5-POINT LEAD

OVER THE BILLS.

9:55 TO GO, THIRD QUARTER.

THE MOMENTUM HAS BEEN CHANGING

HERE TOWARD BUFFALO'S SIDE.

>> AND REALLY, OFFENSIVELY, THE

TENNESSEE TITANS HAVEN'T

GENERATED MUCH AT ALL.

THEY'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RUN THE

FOOTBALL WITH EDDIE GEORGE, AND

STEVE McNAIR HAS BEEN TOTALLY

INEFFECTIVE THROWING THE BALL.

>> GEORGE.

TO THE 39.

>> YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS

YOU SAID, JOE -- IF YOU'RE GONNA

ATTACK THE CORNERS OF THIS

DEFENSIVE LINE.

BUT JEFF FISHER TOLD US THE

OTHER DAY, "YOU KNOW, WITH

WASHINGTON IN THE MIDDLE, THE

BIG GUYS THAT THEY HAVE, WE JUST

DON'T WANT TO RUN UP IN THERE."

I THINK YOU HAVE TO AT LEAST TRY

IT.

WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT YOUR GUYS

CAN DO UP FRONT.

YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT THIS TIME.

THERE'S WASHINGTON.

LOOK AT HIM COMING DOWN THE LINE

OF SCRIMMAGE.

AND GEORGE IS ALREADY BY HIM.

SO I DON'T THINK IT'S REALLY

THAT BAD OF AN IDEA TO TRY TO

RUN UP THE MIDDLE AT LEAST ONCE

OR TWICE.

>> I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

TED WASHINGTON THINKS IT'D BE A

GREAT IDEA.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> THE OTHER THING, TOO, IS WITH

A GUY LIKE TED WASHINGTON, THE

MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HANDLE

HIM -- TWO WAYS.

NUMBER ONE, DOUBLE-TEAM HIM.

THE OTHER THING -- MAKE HIM

MOVE.

MAKE HIM TRY AND GET GOING.

WATCH THIS.

THERE'S THE BLOCK.

NOW YOU GOT TO MAKE HIM MOVE.

MAKE HIM MOVE.

SEE IF HE CAN GET OUT.

HE'S JUST NOT AGILE ENOUGH TO BE

ABLE TO FLOW DOWN THE LINE OF

SCRIMMAGE.

IF YOU CAN MAKE HIM MOVE, IT'LL

CREATE SOME CUTBACK

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDDIE GEORGE.

>> HENRY JONES, THE GREAT

SAFETY, IS LIMPING OFF THE

FIELD.

>> BOY, AND THAT'S A BIG BLOW TO

THEM.

JONES A NINE-YEAR VETERAN, AND

THEY ARE THIN IN THE SECONDARY

FOR SAFETIES ANYWAY.

THEY'LL MEASURE FOR THE FIRST

DOWN.

>> THEY DON'T HAVE THIS ONE.

>> BY HOW MUCH, PAUL?

>> BY ABOUT HALF THE BALL.

THEY GOT IT.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> IT'S A NEW YEAR.

YOU WERE GREAT.

REGULAR SEASON, YOU WERE

OUTSTANDING.

>> HEY, I CHANGED.

>> YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN RIGHT THIS

MILLENNIUM.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> TENNESSEE'S APPROACH HAS GOT

TO BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT

THAN BUFFALO'S.

BUFFALO CAME OUT RUNNING THE

FOOTBALL.

I THINK TENNESSEE'S GOT TO COME

OUT AND OPEN IT UP A LITTLE BIT

MORE.

TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY FOR A

PLAY-ACTION PASS.

MAYBE YOU TAKE YOUR SHOT DOWN

THE FIELD NOW OR YOU TRY AND GET

IT TO WYCHECK IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

>> KEEP AN EYE ON NUMBER 22.

HE'S THE NEW SAFETY,

DARYL PORTER.

BLITZ COMING.

AND THEY HAD MOVEMENT UP FRONT.

THAT WILL BE THE FIRST PENALTY

ON TENNESSEE.

>> PRIOR TO THE SNAP, FALSE

START.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 72.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REMAINS FIRST DOWN.

>> THEY HAD BEEN MISTAKE-FREE

THROUGH 2 1/2 QUARTERS.

AND CONSIDERING IT'S THE FIRST

PLAYOFF GAME FOR MANY OF THESE

PLAYERS, I THINK THEY'VE

ACQUITTED THEMSELVES VERY WELL.

>> YEAH, BUT IT HASN'T GOTTEN

DOWN TO THAT TIME YET.

>> IT'S GETTING THERE, ISN'T IT?

>> IT'S APPROACHING.

YOU'RE IN THE SECOND HALF NOW.

>> EDDIE GEORGE.

PICKING HIS WAY ACROSS THE 40,

TO ABOUT THE 43.

SECOND AND 10.

McNAIR AS THIGPEN WAS TANGLED UP

WITH GABE NORTHERN.

AND THERE'S THE FLAG.

AND ANOTHER IN THE BACKFIELD.

>> THEY'RE GONNA GET BRUCE SMITH

FOR ROUGHING THE PASSER.

AND ALSO YOU'RE GONNA GET A

HOLDING PENALTY AT ABOUT THE

47-YARD LINE.

SO THEY GOT TWO.

>> McNAIR VERY SLOW TO GET UP.

>> BRUCE SMITH -- WHAT, 2 1/2

SACKS ALREADY IN THIS GAME?

>> 2 1/2.

>> WELL, ON THIS LAST PLAY...

>> WADE PHILLIPS CAN'T BELIEVE

THE CALLS.

>> HE MAKES A GREAT MOVE ON

HOPKINS.

>> THERE IS NO FOUL FOR

DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE.

HOWEVER, PERSONAL FOUL.

ROUGHING THE PASSER.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 78.

15-YARD PENALTY.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE GONNA SEE

BRUCE SMITH ON BRAD HOPKINS.

WATCH THIS MOVE HE MAKES.

BOOM. BACK TO THE INSIDE.

THAT'S AN OUTSTANDING MOVE.

NOW, I DON'T -- YOU WHAT THEY'RE

CALLING?

HELMET TO HELMET.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> HELMET TO HELMET.

ANY TIME THAT HAPPENS -- THERE

IT IS.

I DON'T KNOW.

HOW DO YOU AVOID THAT?

>> WELL, YOU GO A LITTLE LOWER

AND THEN THEY ACCUSE YOU OF

GOING AT THE KNEES.

I MEAN, THEY'VE MADE IT TOUGHER

FOR DEFENSIVE LINEMEN, FOR

DEFENSIVE BACKS TO BE ABLE TO

JUST GO ALL AFTER PEOPLE.

>> AND WHEN YOU'RE DEFENSE AND

YOU'RE PLAYING AGAINST A GUY BY

THE NAME OF McNAIR, YOU KNOW HOW

BIG AND STRONG THIS GUY IS, AND

YOU'VE GOT TO TACKLE HIM HIGH

AND HOLD ON TO THIS GUY.

I THINK THAT'S A TERRIBLE CALL.

>> TEN PENALTIES AGAINST

BUFFALO.

HENRY JONES IS BACK IN FOR THE

BILLS.

GEORGE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.

BEHIND LORENZO NEAL TO THE 40.

AND THE PUSHING AND SHOVING

GETTING MORE FREQUENT AFTER THE

PLAYS AS THE TENSION BUILDS.

>> TENNESSEE LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE

STARTING TO GAIN A LITTLE

MOMENTUM -- AIDED, OF COURSE, BY

THE PENALTIES.

BUT THEY'RE MANAGING TO PUSH

BUFFALO'S DEFENSIVE LINE AND

LINEBACKERS BACK A LITTLE BIT,

WHERE THEY