INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kerry Collins spent most of the season waiting for a chance to prove he could still play. On Sunday night, with a playoff spot at stake, Tennessee's backup quarterback delivered the biggest win of the season. He led the Titans to three second-half field goals, including a 54-yarder from Rob Bironas to retake the lead in a 16-10 victory that left Tennessee celebrating and Cleveland grimacing.
The Titans (10-6) had to win to make the playoffs for the first time since 2003. A loss would have given Cleveland its first playoff berth since 2002. And when Peyton Manning left after two series, things looked good for the Titans . Instead, the offense bogged down after a touchdown drive on the game's opening series. When Vince Young left in the third quarter with a right quadriceps injury, Tennessee appeared to be in trouble. Collins replaced Young in the middle of a 13-play, 56-yard drive that ended with Bironas' tying 40-yard field goal late in the third quarter.
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