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Titans Run A Very Neat Fake Punt For 66-Yard TD

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Two Tennessee Titans safeties—All-Pro Kevin Byard and fifth-round rookie Dane Cruikshank—combined to shock the Texans on their team’s opening drive, connecting on a 66-yard pass for the first fake punt touchdown of the season.

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On fourth-and-six, Byard took the direct snap from punt formation on the Titans’ own 34, and the lefty immediately lobbed up a lazy ball for a wide-open Cruikshank, who sped down the sideline and made Texans running back Tyler Ervin look very silly on an attempted tackle.

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Odds are even that Byard ends up with better stats than Blaine Gabbert.

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