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Week 1 vs. JAX
Passing: 2 - 2, 65 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Collins entered the game in the fourth quarter due to an injury to Young, and completed both of his pass attempts to help Tennessee to the win. He made two short, but accurate throws in traffic that his receivers turned into significant yardage. One of his passes was taken to the two yard line, with the Titans scoring a touchdown on the ensuing play, while the other one came on a third and 15 play later that was turned into a 44 yard gain.
Week 2 vs. CIN
Passing: 14 - 21, 128 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Collins started for the fifth time in his Tennessee career and the 150th time in his career. He began the game sixteenth on the NFL's all time passing yardage list. Collins needs 90 more passing yard to reach 35,000 for his career.
Collins was the better quarterback in this game. He was efficient and mistake free, throwing only one questionable pass during the game. Collins consistently demonstrated his arm strength by throwing lasers through the tropical storm like winds. He threw one touchdown pass to Justin Gage.
Week 3 vs. HOU
Passing: 14 - 26, 189 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 3 / 30 / 0
Kerry Collins did not finish with great statistics, but he did enough to lead his team to victory. He made good decisions throwing the ball. He only made one mistake, and that was on the first play from scrimmage when he threw behind the intended receiver resulting in an interception. Collins was effective due to his offensive line giving him plenty of time in the pocket to locate his receivers. Collins helped himself on the ground by gaining 30 yards on designed roll out plays where he took off down the field when he saw an opening.
Week 4 vs. MIN
Passing: 18 - 35, 199 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 6 / 2 / 0
The day was a tale of two halves for Collins. Out of the gates Collins was able to use the time his offensive line gave him to work the Titans down the field using deep, medium and play action passes. In short he looked every bit like the veteran QB that he is. As the game wore on, however, Collins' was able to complete fewer and fewer passes and struggled with his accuracy. Part of the reason for this was the fact that he was regularly forced to step out of the pocket and call upon what little mobility he possesses. Even so, while he only completed five of his 14 second half pass attempts, Collins did play smart, avoiding sacks, ill-advised throws or anything else that would have put his team's lead in any jeopardy.
Week 5 vs. BAL
Passing: 17 - 32, 163 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 1 / -1 / 0
After Vince Young's early season knee injury, Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher tabbed Collins as the starter for his team barring injury, and presumably, even upon Young's return to health. With Young on the sidelines as the #2 QB, Collins was again given the opportunity to show why he should keep the reins. He didn't present a very good case. At least not until the end of the game. While he connected on his first three passes, the third was to a Ravens defensive lineman who recovered a batted pass knocked into the air at the line of scrimmage. In the Titans' second series, Collins again brought it to a premature end when he, with the pocket collapsing around him, made an ill-advised pass into double coverage that was snagged by Baltimore's Chris McAlister. While these would be Collins' only two picks on the day (a third was negated by a defensive holding penalty in the third quarter), the rest of his performance wasn't much better. Facing relentless pressure all day long, Collins regularly placed the ball just outside his receivers' reach. He only engineered two sustained drives all day, and the second of those would have been aborted early had it not been for a Ravens roughing the passer penalty on a third and ten play. The bright spot for Collins was his late fourth quarter double-pump pass from the 11 yard line to Alge Crumpler back-pedaling into the end zone. That pass provided the winning points the Titans needed to stay undefeated.
Week 7 vs. KC
Passing: 11 - 18, 123 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / -2 / 0
Jeff Fisher said that the Titans would use Kerry Collins very conservatively and he was true to his word. Collins did not have one deep target all day. He was very accurate and even hit guys in tough coverage. In the red zone the Titans ran, ran, and ran some more. Kansas City had DL Tamba Hali drop back into coverage on one play and it almost worked. If Hali didn't drop the ball it would have been a short field for Kansas City. Collins was much better with is judgment after that play. He only had two pass attempts in the second quarter. There might have been more passes in the fourth quarter if RBs LenDale White and Chris Johnson didn't break off highlight reel runs the second and third possession plays respectively. Tennessee did not need Collins to do much.
Week 8 vs. IND
Passing: 24 - 37, 193 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / -2 / 0
Collins did a good job of managing the offense in the first half even though he only threw for 73 yards. He led the team down the field twice in the first half but, they had to settle for only two field goals. The offense bogged down in the red zone both times as the Colts defense often put eight guys in the box and challenged the Titans' to throw the ball. Collins led the Titans on impressive 14 play, 80 yard touchdown drive in the third quarter and then tied the game with a two point conversion pass to FB Ahmard Hall on a roll out. This drive was the turning point in the game and Collins was able to lead the offense to 17 points in the fourth quarter. Collins over threw a wide open TE Alge Crumpler in the second half for his only real scoring opportunity in the game. His favorite target in the game was TE Bo Scaife who had 12 targets.
Week 9 vs. GB
Passing: 18 - 37, 180 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 1 / 8 / 0
It's difficult to fault an undefeated quarterback, and no, Collins did not have a bad game. But he had a lot trouble finding any receivers downfield ... too many of his passes were not on the mark ... his short throws were too often hurried and therefore his receiver was not able to get any separation and gain additional yardage. The exception was the final drive of the fourth quarter, and again in OT, in which he effortlessly marched the team down the field and into field goal position. The bulk of his yardage came from dump-offs to his TE or RB.
Week 10 vs. CHI
Passing: 30 - 41, 289 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 4 / -1 / 0
Collins was allowed to beat the Bears with his arm when the running game failed to produce. Collins completed 30 of his 41 passes for a season high 289 yards and two touchdowns. Collins looked in command all game, often finding ways to convert on third and long plays. Collins first connected with TE Bo Scaife in the second quarter to tie up the game for the Titans. When Tennessee took the ball on their first drive in the second half, Collins also ended that drive with a touchdown by connecting with WR Justin Gage across the middle for a 12 yard touchdown.
Week 11 vs. JAX
Passing: 13 - 23, 230 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / -2 / 0
Collins was solid in this game. He made good decisions in terms of who to throw to, and was decisive when going for big plays. Collins displayed a strong arm on several intermediate and deep passes, along with good touch. The team seemed to rally around him, and when he threw the touchdown pass that extended their lead, the first player to greet him was an exuberant Vince Young.
Week 12 vs. NYJ
Passing: 21 - 39, 243 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Collins was forced to again put the Titans on his shoulders and this time could not deliver. He was unable to move the ball downfield when he needed it most and received no help from his defense as Tennessee was dominated in time of possession. He managed to complete a little more than 50 percent of his passes as his lone touchdown came on a short throw where he was able to find his full back for a six yard score with the game out of reach.
Week 13 vs. DET
Passing: 11 - 18, 127 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 1 / 12 / 0
He is definitely in the Trent Dilfer Baltimore Ravens bus driver mold of a quarterback. The team continues to rely on a strong running game mixed in with some throws to keep the defense guessing. When Collins did throw the ball he was accurate and made good decisions. The problem for any Collins owners is that there just weren't very many attempts.
Week 14 vs. CLE
Passing: 14 - 23, 155 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Collins was not impressive against the Browns. He threw two touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions on only 155 yards passing. He did not need to do too much though as most of the load was carried by the Tennessee rushing attack.
Week 15 vs. HOU
Passing: 15 - 33, 181 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 5 / 0
Kerry Collins had a trouble getting into any type of comfort zone against a strong defensive front. The Texans were unable to record a sack, but pressure up the middle disrupted Collins' timing on passes to his receivers. The threat of the rush was bad enough that he was often rushing his throws or throwing off of his back foot. Two consecutive plays on the opening drive illustrated the type of day that Collins had. On a second and eight play he rolled out to his right and failed to connect with a wide open Justin McCareins along the sideline. On the next play he was forced to throw the ball early due to a good pass rush and threw an inaccurate pass into the end zone that was intercepted. Later, he missed a wide open Alge Crumpler that would have been a touchdown had it been thrown with a little more touch.
Week 16 vs. PIT
Passing: 20 - 29, 216 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Collins played an effective game, with no turnovers and he made the plays when he needed to, moving the chains. He was not under pressure for most of the day, taking just one sack. His most telling statistic was 31 running plays against 30 passing, keeping the noticeable balance that has given the Titans such a great record. The only negative was a low three for fourteen conversion rate on third down, but that was more a by-product of the fact that Collins played with the lead and wanted to avoid any turnovers. All in all, Collins had a very good performance against the league's best defensive unit.
Week 17 vs. IND
Passing: 1 - 2, 0 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Although he started the game, Collins only completed one of his two passes for zero yards before taking a seat and resting.
Week 19 vs. BAL
Passing: 26 - 42, 281 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Collins did a very good job of getting the ball off in the face of a blitzing defense. The defense was only able to get any type of pressure on him with the blitz, as his offensive line provided excellent protection. The pressure did force him into some bad throws, but he was able to locate some of his hot reads while in the presence of defenders. When not faced with pressure he had plenty of time to throw and was able to easily locate his targets. Collins still has a strong arm and was able to rifle the ball into small areas, between defenders, that gave his receivers the best chance of coming up with the ball. He was able to complete 62% of his passes, with the majority coming on medium to deep routs against a zone defense.