It was over when ...
Titans K Rob Bironas made his second field goal of the third quarter with 2:24 remaining to put the Titans ahead, 41-10. Detroit scored a touchdown just before the half to cut Tennessee's lead to 35-10, giving the Lions some hope going into halftime, but Tennessee continued its Thanksgiving dominance in the second half.
Tennessee had a 34:54-23:06 time-of-possession advantage, thanks in large part to its success -- and Detroit's failure -- on third downs. The Titans were 8-for-16 on third down, while Detroit went 0-11, allowing Tennessee to continue drives and keep Detroit's defense on the field.
The Titans' 47 points was their highest total since putting up 48 against the Cowboys on Oct. 11, 2004. ... Daunte Culpepper has thrown an interception in each of the four games he has played in this season. ... Titans QB Kerry Collins lost a fumble for the first time all season. ... Vince Young entered the game in the fourth quarter for his first game action since the season opener. ... Lions K Jason Hanson tied Morton Anderson's record for most career 50-plus-yard field goals, hitting his 40th with a 53-yarder in the first quarter. ... The 47 points by the Titans were the most the Lions have ever allowed on Thanksgiving Day.