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NFL notes: Williamson, Woodyard tie for team-high 9 tackles; 8 catches for Tamme

Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard made his first start of the season on Sunday. He had nine tackles, including six solo, in a loss to the Buffalo Bills in Nashville.
Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard made his first start of the season on Sunday. He had nine tackles, including six solo, in a loss to the Buffalo Bills in Nashville. AP

Led by a pair of former University of Kentucky standout linebackers, the Tennessee Titans' defense held the Buffalo Bills in check for most of Sunday's game.

But the Titans' inability to generate much offense allowed for a rally that gave the Bills a 14-13 victory.

Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard — making his first start of the season — tied with a team-high nine tackles.

Williamson's total included seven solo tackles and his first quarterback sack of the season. It was the fourth QB sack of the second-year player's career.

The Titans allowed only 209 yards against the Bills.

And going into the game, Tennessee's defense was tied for second in the NFL in forcing three-and-outs. It forced four in nine tries, excluding Buffalo's final kneel-down possession to conclude the contest, the team's website reported.

■ The Titans' only touchdown came on a 1-yard run by former Fort Campbell High School and Western Kentucky star Antonio Andrews. He was held to nine yards on seven carries, but he also had three catches for 45 yards.

Andrews has scored TDs in two straight games.

■ Former U of L wide receiver Harry Douglas had two catches for 17 yards for Tennessee. Preston Brown, another ex-Card, had six tackles for the Bills.

Eight catches for Tamme

Tight end Jacob Tamme (Boyle County, UK), who missed Atlanta's last game with a concussion, had eight catches for 94 yards in Atlanta's overtime win against Washington.

It was the most catches in a game for Tamme since he had nine for the Broncos on Dec. 2, 2012. His career-high (11) came with the Colts on Nov. 7, 2010.

Trevathan leads 'D'

Former University of Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan had a team-high and season-high 10 tackles and batted down a pass in the Denver Broncos' 16-10 victory at Oakland.

Seven of Trevathan's tackles were solo.

Other highlights

■ Tight end Gary Barnidge (Louisville) had eight catches for a career-high 139 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown, in Cleveland's 33-30 overtime victory over Baltimore. Barnidge has scored in three straight games.

■ Za'Darius Smith (UK) had four tackles for the second straight week in Baltimore's overtime loss to the Browns. Elvis Dumervil (Louisville) had two tackles.

■ Randall Cobb (UK) was held to three catches for 23 yards in the Packers' 24-10 win against the Rams. Cobb had 20 catches in his first three games, but only eight in the two since.

■ Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (WKU) returned a punt 58 yards to the Jaguars' 17-yard line to set up a touchdown in Tampa Bay's 38-31 victory. Rainey returned three punts in all for 85 yards.

Keith Tandy (Christian County) had one tackle for the Buccaneers.

■ Joshua Bellamy, a rookie wide receiver out of Louisville, had six catches for 31 yards in the Bears' 18-17 win over the Chiefs.

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