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Tennessee Titans travel to Jacksonville Jaguars for Thursday Night Football

 

Tennessee Titans (2-12) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 7:25pm CST
Jacksonville, FL | EverBank Field | TV: NFLN/WZTV

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (2-12) travel to face the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) in a nationally-televised game. Kickoff at EverBank Field (capacity 67,297) is scheduled for 7:25pm CST on Thursday, December 18th.

The Titans are looking to sweep the season series with the Jaguars for only the fifth time in the 20-year-old rivalry. They won the October 12th matchup at LP Field, which extended their lead in the all-time series to 23-17, including playoffs.

New York Jets running back John Conner (38) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets running back John Conner (38) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tenenssee Titans put Jake Locker on Injured Reserve

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that quarterback Jake Locker has been placed on injured reserve.

Locker was knocked out of the game Sunday against the New York Jets in the second quarter when defensive end Quinton Coples hit Locker from behind driving his left shoulder into the ground. Locker dislocated his left shoulder and did not return to the game.

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Tennessee Titans lost to the New York Jets 16-11 at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-12) lost to the New York Jets (3-22) at LP Field Sunday, 16-11. It was their eighth straight loss and 11th loss in their last 12 games.

The Jets rallied in the fourth quarter to take the lead on a 1 yard run by Chris Ivory for a touchdown. The drive was extended on an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Titans’ middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard. The penalty gave New York a first down instead of a 4th and 19.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker ((82) carries the ball against the New York Jets during the last play of the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker ((82) carries the ball against the New York Jets during the last play of the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take on the New York Jets at LP Field, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (2-11) vs. New York Jets (2-11)

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 | 3:05pm CT
Nashville, TN | LP Field | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (2-11) host the New York Jets (2-11). The late afternoon kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 3:05pm CT on Sunday, December 14th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Andrew Catalon will handle play-by-play duties, while Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker will serve as analysts.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr (13) carries the ball against Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty (30) during the second half at LP Field. The Giants beat the Titans 36-7. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr (13) carries the ball against Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty (30) during the second half at LP Field. The Giants beat the Titans 36-7. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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17th Annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl to feature Notre Dame vs. LSU December 30th

 

Game will represent both teams’ first trip to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and first on field meeting since 2007 Sugar Bowl

Music City BowlNashville, TN – Representatives from the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl announced today the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will represent the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the 17th annual Bowl as they take on the LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Kickoff will be Tuesday, December 30th at 2:00pm CST at LP Field in Nashville. The game will be televised live on ESPN.

“In our five years as the title sponsor, we’ve been pleased to welcome teams rich in history and tradition, this year is certainly no exception with Notre Dame and LSU” said Dan Crockett, President/CEO of Franklin American Mortgage Company. “We’re proud of the economic impact the game makes on the city, as well as the nationwide recognition it gives our company. The Bowl also presents an opportunity to give back to the communities that have helped in our success, and the exposure it generates brings even greater attention to the numerous charitable organizations we support. Both teams playing in this year’s game have had great seasons, and we can’t wait to see them take the field.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans get rolled by New York Giants 36-7 at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-11) lost Sunday afternoon 36-7 to the New York Giants (4-9) at LP Field. The loss was the Titans’ seventh in a row.

New York rolled off 23 unanswered points in the first half. Tennessee’s only points came in the 2nd half when defensive back Marqueston Huff intercepted an Eli Manning pass intended for tight end Larry Donnell. He ran it back 23 yards for a touchdown. With the win, the Giants ended a seven game losing streak.

The New York Giants offense lines up against the Tennessee Titans defense during the second half at LP Field. The Giants beat the Titans 36-7. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Giants offense lines up against the Tennessee Titans defense during the second half at LP Field. The Giants beat the Titans 36-7. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans face the New York Giants at LP Field, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (2-10) vs. New York Giants (3-9)

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | LP Field | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (2-10) play host to the New York Giants (3-9). Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 7th.

The game will be televised regionally on FOX, including Nashville affiliate WZTV FOX 17. Thom Brennaman will handle play-by-play duties, and David Diehl will serve as analyst. Laura Okmin will report from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) rushes during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina - USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) rushes during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina – USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans outgunned by Houston Texans 45-21

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Houston Texans (6-6) jumped all over the Tennessee Titans (2-10) Sunday rolling on to a 45-21 win. The Texans had the game well in hand at the half, up 24-0.

Former Titan quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a career day for Houston connecting on 24 of 33 pass attempts for 358 yards, a Texan franchise record 6 touchdowns and a passer rating of 147.5.

Fitzpatrick led Houston down the field on the opening drive where he connected with tight end Ryan Griffin for an 8 yard touchdown.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) attempts a pass while under pressure during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina - USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) attempts a pass while under pressure during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina – USA TODAY Sports)

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How Thanksgiving got started

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Clarksville, TN – People have given thanks for many reasons throughout history. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans get rolled by Philadelphia Eagles 43-24

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-9) fell to the Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field 43-24. The Titans day got off to a rough start when the Eagle’s Josh Huff took the opening kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown.

On their first drive, Philadelphia scored again on a 4 yard run by Darren Sproles. Later, Cody Parkey connected on a 36 yard field goal which gave the Eagles a 17-0 lead in the 1st quarter. The slow start was something Tennessee just could not overcome.

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) knocks ball loose from Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Titans, 43-24. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) knocks ball loose from Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Titans, 43-24. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

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