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Entering the 2011 regular season, Tennessee Titans wideout Damian Williams was unproven after playing behind Kenny Britt, Nate Washington and Justin Gage much of his rookie year.
After standout receiver Kenny Britt went down with a season-ending ACL tear in Week 3, Williams was bumped up on the depth chart to the No. 2 receiver.
Williams has stepped up in Britt's absence and was key in Tennessee's victory Saturday.
The key play Saturday for Williams was at the beginning of the fourth quarter. On a 1st-and-10 from their own 20, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck aired the ball out for Williams to run under. The result was a 48-yard completion, eventually setting up a field goal by Rob Bironas.
Earlier in the season, after Williams had evidently given up on a long ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer challenged Williams to be a better receiver and gave him high expectations on the season.
Williams ran with those expectations given his strong performance Saturday, as he caught eight passes (a career high) for 83 yards.