Topic: Will Witherspoon
Monday, December 17th, 2012 • 7:30pm CT
Nashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (4-9) host the New York Jets (6-7) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:30pm CT on Monday, December 17th.
This week’s game will be televised to a national audience on ESPN. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties while Jon Gruden provides analysis. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter. In the Nashville market, the ESPN broadcast will be carried by News 2 WKRN. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans announced today that tight end Jared Cook has been named the 2012 Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner. Cook was selected by a voting panel that consisted of his teammates, Titans staff, members of the news media and local non-profit and community executives for his dedicated community service.
Cook is now a finalist for the league-wide 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award that will be awarded during Super Bowl week in New Orleans. This prestigious NFL award has been in existence since 1970 and is the only NFL award that honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans got the ball first in overtime. Starting on their own 20 yard line, the Titans took the ball down to the Detroit Lions 15 yard line in 13 plays. Rob Bironas kicked a 26 yard field goal to put the Titans on top 44-41.
After the ensuing kickoff, the Lions started on their own 22 yard line. After 8 plays, the Lions had fourth and one at the Tennessee 7. Lions coach Jim Schwartz decided to go for it instead of letting Jason Hanson kick the tying field goal. Detroit backup quarterback Shaun Hill tried a quarterback sneak up the middle that was stuffed by defensive tackles Jurrell Casey and Sen’Derrick Marks giving the Titans the win. «Read the rest of this article»
San 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»
Tennessee Titans (7-7) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-7) play their final home game of the 2011 season this week, as they host the AFC South-rival Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) in a Christmas Eve matchup. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Saturday, December 24th.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the Titans are still alive in the playoff chase but must win to preserve their chances. With the the AFC South Championship already clinched by the Houston Texans, the Titans’ path to the postseason would have to be as a Wild Card. «Read the rest of this article»
Atlanta, GA – The Titans’ present — and playoff hopes — took a hit with a 23-17 loss to the Falcons Sunday, but young players on Tennessee delivered sparks that forecasted a bright future.
Rookie first-round draft pick Jake Locker relieved veteran Matt Hasselbeck (strained elbow) late in the third quarter with Tennessee trailing by 20. Locker showed composure, however, in leading the Titans to touchdowns twice in the three possessions he had at the Georgia Dome.
Rookie fourth-round draft pick Colin McCarthy relieved veteran middle linebacker Barrett Ruud in the second quarter, and finished with a team-high 10 tackles, including three for loss, and forced a fumble by Michael Turner that kept the Titans in the game. Will Witherspoon recovered the fumble, giving the Titans the ball at their own 14-yard-line. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (3-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (3-1) carry a three-game winning streak into Pittsburgh this week, as they travel to face the Steelers (2-2) at Heinz Field (capacity 65,500). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 9th.
Two of the NFL’s top defenses entering Week 5 will be on display. The Titans rank first in the NFL in scoring defense (14.0 points per game by opponents), first in opponents’ yards per play (4.36) and seventh in overall defense (299.8 yards per contest). No team has scored more than 16 points this season against the Titans. Meanwhile, the Steelers are second in total defense (277.0 yards per game) and fifth in scoring defense (18.0 points per game). «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (2-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-1)
Nashville, TN – Coming off two consecutive victories at home, the Tennessee Titans (2-1) go on the road this week to face the Cleveland Browns (2-1). Kickoff at Cleveland Browns Stadium (capacity 73,300) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 2nd.
The Titans and Browns, two former AFC Central Division rivals, will meet for the 61st time in the regular season. The Browns hold a 33-27 advantage in the previous 60 contests. Since realignment in 2002, which sent the Titans to the AFC South and the Browns to the AFC North, they have played three times. Most recently, the Titans were able to clinch a division title in Week 14 of the 2008 campaign with a 28-9 defeat of the Browns at LP Field. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Daniel Graham pushed the defender, sold the play fake and eased into the end zone.
Waiting on the spiraling football thrown to him by Matt Hasselbeck was the hardest part.
Seconds later, Graham grabbed the pass for the game-winning touchdown against his former team.
Graham’s first catch as a Titan put Tennessee up with a little more than four minutes left, and the defense held on for a 17-14 win against Denver Sunday at LP Field.
“It feels real good,” said Graham, a 10-year NFL veteran who signed with Tennessee in the offseason. “Last year was the first year I didn’t have a touchdown. To come back and have the game-winning touchdown against my former team feels good. It seemed like the ball was in the air forever.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (1-1) vs. Denver Broncos (1-1)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-1) host the Denver Broncos (1-1) this week at LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 25th.
The 39th all-time meeting between the former American Football League rivals is also a rematch of an early season battle last year at LP Field. In that contest, played on October 3rd, the Broncos used 341 passing yards by Kyle Orton to defeat the Titans 26-20. Orton provided the game’s decisive score with a touchdown pass to Correll Buckhalter with less than two minutes remaining. «Read the rest of this article»
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