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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’s Jake Locker leads Titans on game winning drive to beat San Diego Chargers 20-17

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With 2:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tennessee Titans found themselves behind 17-13 with the ball at their own 6 yard line. Titans quarterback Jake Locker takes Tennessee down to the San Diego 34 yard line with 21 seconds remaining.

Locker then throws a 34 yard touchdown pass to rookie Justin Hunter to beat the Chargers 20-17. This was Hunters first NFL reception, first touchdown and it was the game winner. The second-round pick from the University of Tennessee became the first NFL rookie since the Jacksonville Jaguar’s Ernest Wilford on September 12th, 2004 to score a game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds or less remaining in the game on his first career reception.

Tennessee Titans' rookie Justin Hunter catches the game winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining in the game. (USA Today)

Tennessee Titans’ rookie Justin Hunter catches the game winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining in the game. (USA Today)

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My Two Cents: Atlanta DJ’s Went Over the Line

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN - I know a thing or two about the public airwaves. I spent nearly forty years as a broadcaster, DJ, announcer, talk-show host, whatever they’re called now. I know firsthand how easy it is to “open mouth insert foot.” I also know how sacred the public airwaves are, spending the last 18 years of my career as the owner of a radio station.

Which makes this latest story even more disgusting to me.

During “Mayhem in the AM,” an Atlanta morning radio show, the hosts decided it would be “funny,” or “cute” to make fun of someone suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a debilitating disease that ultimately claims the life of anyone who suffers with it. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Football’s Preston Gilbreath and Antwaun Majors earn National Football Foundation honors

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It was only fitting Preston Gilbreath received the 2012 Bonnie Sloan Courage Award earlier this week at the National Football Foundation Middle Tennessee Chapter Awards banquet.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Tennessee Titans add Gregg Williams to Defensive Staff

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans hired Gregg Williams as Senior Assistant/Defense.

The NFL informed Williams that he has been reinstated today and provided the following statement for release:

“Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified Gregg Williams and the Tennessee Titans that Williams’ contract with the Titans has been approved and that he has been reinstated. The commissioner cited several reasons for the reinstatement, including Williams’ forthcoming acknowledgement of and acceptance of responsibility for his role in the bounty program at the Saints, his commitment to never again be involved in a pay-for-performance or bounty system, and his pledge to teach safe play and respect for the rules at all levels of the game. The commissioner emphasized that Williams must fully conform to league rules and will be subject to periodic monitoring to confirm his compliance.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans make Coaching Staff changes

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans hired Shawn Jefferson as Wide Receivers coach, George Henshaw as Tight Ends coach and Sylvester Croom as Running Backs coach.

Additionally, Dowell Loggains permanently moves to Offensive Coordinator from quarterbacks (moved for the final five games of 2012), Dave Ragone will move to Quarterbacks coach from Wide Receivers, Nate Kaczor moves to Special Teams coach from Assistant Offensive Line and Chet Parlavecchio moves to Linebackers coach from Special Teams Assistant.

The following coaches from 2012 will not be returning next season: Frank Bush (Linebackers), Alan Lowry (Special Teams), Jim Skipper (Running Backs) and John Zernhelt (Tight Ends). «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson Wins FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The NFL announced today that quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on October 18th-22nd.

Brees completed 27 of 37 passes for 377 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints’ 35-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Johnson gained 195 yards on 18 carries and scored twice in the Titans’ 35-34 victory over the Buffalo Bills. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans open the season at LP Field against the New England Patriots

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. New England Patriots (0-0)

Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2012 • Noon CDT • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) open the regular season this week by hosting the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots (0-0). Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 9th.

This is the second time the two clubs have met in Week 1 and the first occasion since 1975, when the then-Oilers began their season with a 7-0 victory over New England, one of 15 shutouts in franchise history.

All-time on opening day, the Titans/Oilers are 27-25. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans take on the New Orleans Saints Thursday in final Preseason Game

 

Tennessee Titans (2-1) vs. New Orleans Saints (2-2)

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 2012 • 6:00pm CDT • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-1) conclude their preseason schedule this week, welcoming the New Orleans Saints (2-2) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00pm CDT on Thursday, August 30th.

The Saints provide the Titans’ final test before their regular-season slate begins on September 9th with a home game against the New England Patriots. The game also gives players a final chance to prove their value, as the roster must be pared from 75 to 53 players by late Friday evening (8:00pm CDT, August 31st). «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans “Cell Phones for Soldiers” drive at LP Field August 30th

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans are asking fans to bring their used cell phones to the game as Tennessee hosts the New Orleans Saints at 6:00pm Thursday at LP Field.

The wireless phones will be collected at seven drop locations outside LP Field with collection beginning at 4:00pm through kickoff. The 5th Group Special Forces (Airborne) from Fort Campbell, KY, will assist in the collection. Once collected, the used cell phones will be recycled and the proceeds will help benefit the organization Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS). «Read the rest of this article»

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