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Titans 27, Eagles 24

©Associated Press
September 9, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee thinks it has its winning attitude back. Steve McNair and Eddie George are responsible.

McNair threw for two touchdowns, one in the fourth quarter, and George scored on a 2-yard run with 3:09 left.

"This is the way we felt years ago," Titans receiver Kevin Dyson said. "We kept fighting and found a way to win. We never felt like we were out of it."

The Titans led 7-0 after their opening drive had six turnovers.

But the defense sacked quarterback Donovan McNabb six times, intercepted him twice and shut down the Eagles in the second half. Philadelphia had 261 yards but only 78 in the second half.

The defending NFC East champions had two chances in the final 3:03, but went three-and-out on their first possession. On Philadelphia's last possession, rookie Carlos Hall sacked McNabb for the third time, knocking the ball loose, and Titans end Kevin Carter recovered with 1:12 to go.

"This goes on my shoulders," said coach Andy Reid, whose Eagles lost a 24-10 halftime lead. "This is my fault, and I take the full responsibility for it. I need to do a better job of being more aggressive in the second half and putting the players in a better position, and that is what I will do."

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