NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Reggie Bush looks every bit as good in the NFL as he did at Southern California. Vince Young is a fan favorite, but needs to learn when to throw the ball away. Todd Bouman tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Lance Moore with 3:30 left, and the Saints rallied for a 19-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans in coach Sean Payton's coaching debut. Bush needed all of two carries to show why New Orleans took him with the second pick overall. Stopped behind the line while going to his left, the Heisman Trophy winner bounced out, turned right and zoomed past two Titans up the sideline for 44 yards to the Tennessee 24. He finished with 59 yards on six carries.
Young, the No. 3 pick overall, showed off his strong arm by throwing a pass 50 yards in the air into the hands of Roydell Williams - who couldn't hold on. He was 4-of-11 for 56 yards and ran four times for 28 yards. The star out of Texas also failed to throw away the ball as he scrambled right looking for a receiver and ran out of bounds for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter for one of two sacks. He then scared the fans still left after Saints end Javon Norton yanked him down from behind. Young walked gingerly to the bench and was examined by a team doctor. He watched the rest of the game from the bench.
Billy Volek filled in well enough in his first start as the Titans' starter of the moment with Steve McNair now in Baltimore and Young waiting his turn on the bench. Volek was 4-of-7 for 55 yards and left early in the second quarter with a 10-6 lead. Chris Brown, whose agent has threatened a walkout without a trade or extension, carried only nine times for 47 yards for Tennessee.