FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Tennessee Titans can only hope Sunday's embarrassing loss in New England is rock bottom.
The team fell to 0-6 in record-setting fashion, losing to the Patriots 59-0 to match the biggest margin of defeat in the league since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
It was the worst loss in franchise history, and the biggest win for New England since the Patriots and former Houston Oilers helped form the AFL in 1960.
“Fortunately for me, career-wise, I've never been through anything like that before. Unfortunately it happened tonight,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “I can assure you one thing; it's not going to happen again. I guess our bye week comes at a good time to look over everything we're doing. I'm very disappointed obviously and embarrassed, to say the least. We played a very good football team but that wasn't us out there today. We've got a lot of work to do and we're going to make the most of the time this week to get things done.”
The Titans fumbled the ball six times, turning it over three times, and threw a pair of interceptions.
“We got a lot of things to look at and a short time to get things fixed,” Fisher continued.
Kerry Collins completed two passes for minus-seven yards before Vince Young entered the game. Young went 0-2.
Fisher said he would not comment on the quarterback situation.
“I'm not going to assume anything at this point,” Collins said. “I still feel like the quarterback of this team, and this is my team. I feel like I give us an opportunity to win the game.”
The Patriots amassed a franchise record in offense, and set NFL records with five touchdown passes in the second quarter alone.
The Titans started last season 10-0 and finished 13-3 but failed to advance in the playoffs.
In all, they have lost eight games in a row.
“We made a lot of mistakes, and we played a really good football team,” Collins said. “When you put those two things together, it's going to be a bad loss.”
“The season isn't over. There are 10 games left, and we've got to play 10 games all out,” linebacker Keith Bulluck said. “We have an obligation to ourselves. We have an obligation to one another. We have an obligation to our fans and our coaches and at the end of the day, we're competitors. Its competing and 59-0 doesn't seem like much of a competition.”
On a bye this weekend, the Titans have two weeks until their next matchup, November 1, against Jacksonville at LP Field.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report.