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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 lose to the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (4-6) got out to a fast start jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts (7-3) Sunday at LP Field. The Titans went in a half time winning 17-6. The Colts rallied in the third quarter putting up 17 unanswered points and taking a lead they would not relinquish on their way to a 30-27 win over the Titans.

Tennessee scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the game both coming at the hands of Chris Johnson. The first was a 30 yard run and the second a 7 yard run by Johnson.

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 take on the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field Thursday Night

 

Tennessee Titans (4-5) vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 7:25pm CST
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: NFL Network/WZTV

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (4-5) host the first-place Indianapolis Colts (6-3) on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:25pm CST on Thursday, November 14th.

The two clubs are separated in the AFC South standings by two games. They play twice in the next three weeks, with the rematch scheduled for Sunday, December 1st at Indianapolis.

Chris Johnson (28) breaks away from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-21. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Johnson (28) breaks away from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-21. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans play Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (4-4) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 | Noon CST
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (4-4) play their first of two consecutive home games against an AFC South rival, welcoming the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff in the is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 10th.

The Jaguars are the Titans’ longest-standing division rival. In 37 all-time meetings, including playoffs,
the Titans hold a 21-16 advantage.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) . (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) . (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans get road win over St. Louis Rams 28-21

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Chris Johnson broke lose for 150 yards on 23 carries to propel the Tennessee Titans to a 28-21 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Johnson also had 2 touchdown runs on the day including a 19 yard scamper late in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for the Titans.

“CJ is a special runner, and we think we have a good offensive line, but we just weren’t having results. To watch it finally come together, I didn’t think it was going to take this long, but I am glad it happened. He had a game like we thought he could have, I thought he ran very well,” stated Titans head coach Mike Munchak.

Chris Johnson (28) breaks away from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-21. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Johnson (28) breaks away from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-21. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans stun Steelers 16-9 in Pittsburgh

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Football critics had the Pittsburgh Steelers winning this one. The Steelers had not lost a home opener since September 15th, 2002. The Tennessee Titans had other plans.

The game did not start well for Tennessee. During the opening kickoff, Pittsburgh kicker Shaun Suisham lands a kick on the Titans 1 yard line. Tennessee kick returner Darius Reynaud just crossed the plane of the goal line to retrieve the ball, where he took a knee in the end zone and gets tackled for a safety.

Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum (68) centers the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge - USA TODAY Sports)

Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum (68) centers the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge – 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 lose to the San Diego Chargers 38-10

 

Tennessee TitansSan Diego, CA – Antonio Gates may have been sidelined with sore ribs, but that did not slow the San Diego Chargers Sunday. Dante Rosario stepped in and had a career day fueling the Chargers to a 38-10 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Rosario scored twice in the first quarter. The first on a 11 yard pass from Philip Rivers and the second on a 4 yard pass. This put the Chargers up 14-0 over the Titans. Rosario ended the day catching four passes for 48 yards and three touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans enter 2012 NFL Draft with 20th Overall Pick and Seven Total Selections

 

77th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting

Thursday, April 26th–Saturday, April 28th, 2012
New York City, NY | Radio City Music Hall

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans own the 20th overall selection and a total of seven picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, which begins April 26th and lasts seven rounds over three days.

The NFL will conduct the draft from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while Titans personnel will be headquartered at Baptist Sports Park in Nashville.

This year’s Titans draft is the first overseen by new executive vice president/general manager Ruston Webster, who was promoted in January from vice president of player personnel. «Read the rest of this article»

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