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Tennessee Titans defensive improvement in 2013 highlighted by Alterraun Verner, Jurrell Casey

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – A year after fielding the 27th-ranked defensive unit in the NFL, the Tennessee Titans finished 14th in the NFL in 2013 and were 11th best in defending the pass. On third down, the defense allowed conversions on only 34.3 percent of plays, which was good for seventh in the league.

Helped by a consistent secondary that featured cornerbacks Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner, as well as Bernard Pollard and Michael Griffin at safety, the Titans’ 15 touchdown passes allowed were the least in the NFL. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans end season with 16-10 win over Houston Texans at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-9) beat the Houston Texans (2-14) 16-10 Sunday at LP Field. Down by six with 1:06 remaining, Houston had the ball on their own 9 yard line. On the first play of the drive, Matt Schaub’s pass to wide receiver Keshawn Martin is intercepted by Titan’s safety Michael Griffin at the Houston 39 yard line sealing the win for Tennessee.

Houston started the game by taking their opening drive 63 yards for a touchdown. The drive was capped off by 3 yard touchdown run by Jonathan Grimes. It was Grimes’ first NFL touchdown of his career.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Houston Texans linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (52) tackles during the second half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Houston Texans linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (52) tackles during the second half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans finish season against Houston Texans at LP Field

 

Tennessee Titans (6-9) vs. Houston Texans (2-13)

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | LP Field | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (6-9) conclude their 2013 season this week, welcoming the AFC South rival Houston Texans (2-13) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 29th.

In the first meeting this season, played on September 15th at Reliant Stadium, the Texans edged the Titans in overtime by a final score of 30-24. The Titans lead 14-9 in the overall series, which dates back to 2002.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during their first meeting this year at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during their first meeting this year at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans on the road Sunday to face Indianapolis Colts

 

Tennessee Titans (5-6) vs. Indianapolis Colts (7-4)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 | Noon CST
Lucas Oil Stadium | Indianapolis, IN | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (5-6) play their second of three consecutive road games this week, traveling to Indianapolis to face the AFC South’s first-place Indianapolis Colts (7-4). Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 63,000) is scheduled for 1:00pm EST/noon CST on Sunday, December 1st.

This is the second Titans-Colts matchup in three weeks. On Thursday night, November 14th, the Titans hosted the Colts in a primetime game, only to fall by a final score of 30-27. They now look to break a streak of four consecutive losses to the Colts and earn their first win in Indianapolis since 2007.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans shine on both sides of the ball in 27-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans defense had something to prove after last week’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. And prove it they did, holding the vaulted Atlanta Falcons offense led by Matt Ryan to only field goals in the first half. In fact, the Titans were able to sack Ryan five times.

The Tennessee offense started slow on their first two possessions before Jake Locker but together a 5 play scoring drive capped by a 7 yard pass to Nate Washington in the back of the end zone. This got the Titans going and they never let off the gas going on to beat the Falcons 27-16.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night. (Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night. (Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans have several familiar faces in Training Camp

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – While the Tennessee Titans did experience significant roster turnover during the spring, they are not without a young and vital returning nucleus.

On offense, Chris Johnson leads the running backs group once again. Now in his sixth NFL season, Johnson’s 6,888 rushing yards from 2008–2012 ranked second in the league and ranked sixth in NFL history for a player’s initial five campaigns.

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Tennessee Titans Caravan rolled into Clarksville Tuesday

 

Tennessee TitansClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Titans rolled into Clarksville on Tuesday with linebacker Akeem Ayers; defensive tackle Jurrell Casey; and Mike Keith, the voice of the Tennessee Titans on the second day of the 2013 Titans Caravan. The Caravan stopped in Clarksville at the Lowe’s Drive Krogers.

The second day of the Caravan began with private stops in White Bluff at the White Bluff Elementary School, in Waverly, TN at the Waverly Junior High School, in Camden at the Briarwood Elementary School. Two public stops were also on the agenda for the second day of the Caravan at Clifty Farm Country Ham in Paris, TN and finishing up at the Kroger store stop in Clarksville.

Akeem Ayers and Jurrell Casey visit with young fans at the Lowes Drive Kroger's in Clarksville, TN on Tuesday

Akeem Ayers and Jurrell Casey visit with young fans at the Lowe’s Drive Kroger’s in Clarksville, TN on Tuesday

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Tennessee Titans Carvan to make stop in Clarksville Tuesday, April 30th

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced that Akeem Ayers and Jurrell Casey are scheduled to appear at 5:30pm Tuesday, April 30th at the Kroger store located at 2100 Lowes Drive.

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan is a regional series of school visits and free, public autograph signings from April 29th through May 10th.

Tennessee Titans T-Rac was with the Titans Caravan when it rolled into Clarksville April 30th, 2012. T-Rac was by throngs of fans at the Kroger at 1489 Madison Street.

Tennessee Titans T-Rac was with the Titans Caravan when it rolled into Clarksville April 30th, 2012. T-Rac was by throngs of fans at the Kroger at 1489 Madison Street.

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Tennessee Titans finish strong beating Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans set out Sunday to finish their season on a high note. They did just that. With 2:14 left in the game, Josh Scobee’s onside kick went out of bounds giving the Titans the ball on the Jacksonville 49 yard line. Tennessee finished running out the clock when Collin Mooney took the ball up the middle with .34 seconds left.

The Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 in their last game of the season. Tennessee also made NFL history with two players scoring two touchdowns each on returns during the game. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans take on the Houston Texans at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (4-7) vs. Houston Texans (10-1)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 • Noon CT
LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (4-7) play their second of three consecutive games against AFC South opponents, as they host the division-leading Houston Texans (10-1). Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CT on Sunday, December 2nd.

The clubs played their first of two annual contests on September 30th at Reliant Stadium. The Texans prevailed by a final score of 38-14, despite 141 rushing yards by Titans running back Chris Johnson—his first of four 100-yard efforts over the last eight games. «Read the rest of this article»

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