NASHVILLE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Playing with a broken bone in his right hand, rookie linebacker Rocky Calmus helped stop Lamar Gordon on a two-point conversion attempt with 54 seconds remaining Saturday night as the Tennessee Titans held on for a 28-26 exhibition victory over the St. Louis Rams.
Marc Bulger tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Gordon to bring the Rams within two.
The Rams tried to go up the middle with Gordon, but he was turned back by Calmus and Rocky Boiman, another rookie out of Notre Dame.
A third-round pick out of North Dakota State, Gordon also scored on a three-yard touchdown run to give the Rams a 20-14 lead with 1:18 left in the third quarter, but John Simon put the Titans ahead with a one-yard scamper 67 seconds into the final period.
Tennessee made it 28-20 on Rafael Cooper's two-yard burst with 5:09 remaining. Tennessee's Steve McNair played the entire first half, but struggled, completing only three of 12 passes for 19 yards. Eddie George rushed for 44 yards on eight carries for the Titans.
Backup Jamie Martin completed 11 of 15 passes for 95 yards for St. Louis.