Titans stop Allen on 4th down, hang on to beat Bills 34-31

Oct 18, 2021, 8:50 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2021, 9:26 am
Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee ...

Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry showed once again how important he is to the Tennessee Titans.

This time, he had help from the Tennessee defense.

Henry scored his third touchdown with 3:05 left, and the Titans stopped Josh Allen on a fourth-down quarterback sneak in the final seconds to beat Buffalo 34-31 on Monday night, snapping the Bills’ four-game winning streak.

The AFC East-leading Bills drove to the Titans 3 on their final possession and could have sent the game to overtime with a field goal, but instead went for the win — and didn’t execute.

First, Allen was marked shy of the first-down marker on a scramble. On fourth down, the rugged quarterback moved from the shotgun to take the snap under center. Tennessee’s defensive line surged forward to meet Allen, whose legs went out from under him before Titans tackle Jeffery Simmons smothered the quarterback.

The Titans (4-2) took over with 12 seconds left to start a much-needed celebration for the battered defending AFC South champs.

“We got some dogs over there,” Henry said of Tennessee’s defense. “They fight to the end. They showed it right there.”

Henry came in as the NFL’s rushing leader even with most teams in the league having played six games, and he finished with 143 yards, topping 100 for the fifth consecutive game. It’s the longest streak in the NFL since DeMarco Murray had eight straight in 2014 for Dallas.

The 2020 AP Offensive Player of the Year also had a 76-yard TD run and a 3-yarder. His long TD — the first of seven lead changes in the game — came with the Titans trailing 6-0 early in the second thanks to the defense holding the Bills to a pair of early field goals.

“We continue to jump on Derrick’s back, and he’s willing and able to carry us,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “And it’s just something that you know you have in your back pocket, front pocket. We pull it out and we use it. It just gave us a big shot of life there.”

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill added another TD run against a Buffalo defense that came in ranked third against the run.

Harold Landry had two of the Titans’ three sacks, and Kevin Byard intercepted a pass.

The Bills (4-2) wanted to go for the win instead of playing for OT, and the fourth down caught Buffalo slightly off guard. Bills coach Sean McDermott said officials initially signaled Allen got the first down on his third-down scramble. McDermott said he talked after the game with referee Clete Blakeman, who told him an official radioed down from the box that Allen had come up short.

“We didn’t get it done,” McDermott said.

Allen, who had converted an NFL-best 24 quarterback sneaks for first downs since 2018, said he didn’t have great footing.

“I was just trying to find a window to get in there, and quarterback sneaks aren’t the funnest play by any means,” Allen said.

The Bills extended their NFL record of leading at halftime to 15 straight games. But their defense, which came in allowing a league-best 12.8 points a game, gave up a season high in points.

Allen finished with 353 yards and three TDs. His third was a 1-yarder to Tommy Sweeney in the final minute of the third quarter, and Allen caught a pass from tight end Dawson Knox for the 2-point conversion and a 31-24 lead. Buffalo didn’t score again.

With his 29-yard TD pass to a wide-open Cole Beasley just before halftime, Allen passed Aaron Rogers with 108 combined TDs in his 49th start. Rogers had 107 TDs for what had been the most by a quarterback in his first 50 starts since the NFL merger.

HENRY GOES LONG

Henry now has 11 TDs of 50 yards or longer, tying former Titans running back Chris Johnson for fourth-most in NFL history. Only Adrian Peterson (16), Barry Sanders (15) and Jim Brown (12) have more. This TD came on the one-year anniversary of a 94-yard scoring run by Henry.

HOME RUN THROW FORWARD

The Titans dipped back into history for a play that beat the Bills in an AFC wild-card game in January 2000 known as the Music City Miracle. The play was called “Home Run Throw Back” with Frank Wycheck throwing a lateral to Kevin Dyson for the winning touchdown.

This time, Chester Rogers caught a punt late in the first quarter and threw across the field to Chris Jackson. The issue? His pass was a forward pass and not a lateral, costing the Titans a penalty.

INJURIES

This was a costly game for Tennessee. Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan was carted from the field and evaluated for a concussion late in the second quarter. Rookie cornerback Caleb Farley, the Titans’ top draft pick, had to be helped off the field with an injured left knee he couldn’t put weight on.

Receiver Julio Jones, who made an amazing 43-yard catch of a ball that bounced off Micah Hyde’s helmet, also hurt a hamstring after missing the last two games. Defensive back Chris Jackson didn’t return with an injured foot.

Cameron Batson hurt a knee on a kickoff return just before halftime. Tennessee came into this game with 16 on injured reserve.

For the Bills, Knox hurt his hand and missed the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Buffalo has a bye before hosting Miami on Halloween.

Tennessee hosts Kansas City on Sunday.

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              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (89) catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with wide receiver Marcus Johnson (88) after Henry scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) tosses the ball away after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is stopped short of the goal line by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (51) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is helped up after his run was ruled short of the distance needed for a first down on the Bills' final play of the game against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-31. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Singer Sheryl Crow serves as the Honorary 12th Titan before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs 76 yards for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) is congratulated by Devin Singletary (26) after Diggs scored a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan gives the thumbs up sign as he is taken off the field after being injured against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard runs back an intercepted pass against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) makes a catch over Buffalo Bills strong safety Micah Hyde (23) in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 4-yard run against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
            
              Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs 76 yards for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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PARIS (AP) — French animal rights activists on Wednesday protested what they say are broad exceptions in legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing unwanted male chicks after they hatch. The culling ban is set to take effect in January. France-based animal rights group L214 said exceptions allowed by the government will […]
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Fired state TV chief’s World Bank job shocks many in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The former head of Poland’s state broadcaster said Wednesday that he now has a job at the World Bank, spurring disbelief in the European Union country where he is known for turning the news channel into a propaganda tool for the right-wing government. Kurski, who has no finance experience, said on […]
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Blue Bunny and Halo Top brand ice cream products are seen in Englewood, N.J., The Italian confectio...
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Ferrero buys Blue Bunny ice cream maker Wells Enterprises

Italian confectioner Ferrero said Wednesday it is acquiring Wells Enterprises, one of the largest U.S. ice cream makers, in a deal that will broaden both companies’ offerings. Wells, a 100-year-old family-owned company based in Le Mars, Iowa, makes Blue Bunny, Halo Top and other brands. It employs 4,000 people and produces more than 200 million […]
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