|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||RB Antonio Andrews (hamstring), DT Sammie Lee Hill (knee), CB Jason McCourty (groin), CB Cody Riggs (knee), TE Delanie Walker (hand)|
|OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)|
|Wednesday||LB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle)|
|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||LB Karlos Dansby (foot), QB Josh McCown (concussion), DT Randy Starks (not injury related), T Joe Thomas (not injury related)|
|LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||G Joel Bitonio (knee), WR Dwayne Bowe (hamstring), DE Desmond Bryant (shoulder), CB Justin Gilbert (hip), QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow)|
|FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||LB Nate Orchard (back), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb)|
TENNESSEE TITANS (1-0) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-1)
|STREAKS||4 of past 6|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Ken Whisenhunt: 2-1||Mike Pettine: 1-0|
|LAST WEEK||W 42-14 at Buccaneers||L 31-10 at Jets|
|LAST GAME||10/5/14: Titans 28 vs. Browns 29. Cleveland WR Travis Benjamin has 2 TDs in 4th qtr. Browns Brian Hoyer throws for 291 yards & 3 TDs as Browns overcome 28-3 deficit.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||10/2/11: Titans 31, Browns 13. Tennessee S Jordan Babineaux has 97-yard INT-TD. Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck throws for 220 yards & 3 TDs.|
|BROADCAST||CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 112 (Ten.), 132 (Cle.). XM: 229 (Cle.).|
|PASSING||Mariota (R): 13-16-209-4 (T1L)-0-158.3 (1L)||McCown: 5-8-49-0-0-79.7 OR
|RUSHING||Sankey: 12-74 (3C)-6.2-1||Manziel (QB): 5-35-7.0-0|
|RECEIVING||Wright: 4-101-25.3-1||Benjamin: 3-89-29.7-1|
|SACKS||Morgan: 2 (T1L)||—|
|INTs||Mount (R), Sensabaugh: 1 (T1L)||Gipson: 1 (T1L)|
|PUNTING||Kern: 47.3||Lee: 60.5|
|KICKING||Succop: 6 (6/6 PAT; 0/0 FG)||Coons (R): 4 (1/1 PAT; 1/1 FG)|
TITANS: Scored 42 points in Week 1, most since 9/23/12 (44-41 W vs. Det.)…QB MARCUS MARIOTA (209 pass yards, 4 TDs) became 1st NFL rookie with 158.3 passer rating in Week 1 (min. 14 att.) & 1st rookie with 4 TD passes in a half… Last week, RB BISHOP SANKEY led team with career-high 74 rush yards on 12 att. (6.2 avg.) & had 2 total TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.). Since 2010, RB-PR DEXTER MC CLUSTER is tied for 2nd in AFC with 3 PR-TDs…WR KENDALL WRIGHT led Titans with 101 receiving yards on 4 catches (25.3 avg.) with TD vs. TB, 4th career 100-yard game. Had 2 TD catches in last meeting. WR HARRY DOUGLAS had TD catch in Ten. debut…TE DELANIE WALKER had 3 catches for 43 yards (14.3 avg.) & TD last week. Aims for 6th in row with 3+ catches…In last meeting, S MICHAEL GRIFFIN had team-high 10 tackles with sack & INT. CB COTY SENSABAUGH scored TD on 1st career INT last week. LB DERRICK MORGAN tied career-high with 2 sacks vs. TB…BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN won only start vs. Ten. (10/23/05 with Ari.). QB JOHNNY MANZIEL passed for 182 yards, incl. 1st career TD pass (54 yards), & led team with 35 rush yards vs. NYJ…In 8 career home games, RB ISAIAH CROWELL has 4.6 rush avg. (69 att., 319 yards) with 3 TDs…Last week, WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN had 3 catches for 89 yards (29.7 avg.), incl. 54-yard TD (2nd-longest of career). Had 2 TD catches in last meeting. WR TAYLOR GABRIEL had career-high 95 yards on 4 catches (23.8 avg.) in last meeting. WR BRIAN HARTLINE had 2 catches in Browns debut & now has 300 career…T JOE THOMAS has started 129 consecutive games, tied for 2nd-longest active streak among NFL OL…Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20+ INTs (28) & 4+ sacks (4.5). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs, incl. 1 last week.
Titans inactives: QB Charlie Whitehurst, RB Antonio Andrews, CB Jason McCourty, G Quinton Spain, TE Chase Coffman, DE Ropati Pitoitua, NT Sammie Hill
Buccaneers inactives: DE T.J. Fatinikun, QB Ryan Griffin, C Eric Kush,WR Mike Evans, CB Mike Jenkins, RB Mike James, QB Ryan Griffin, DE Kourtnei Brown.
|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||DT Sammie Lee Hill (knee), CB Jason McCourty (groin)|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS|
|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||WR Mike Evans (hamstring), DE T.J. Fatinikun (shoulder)|
TENNESSEE TITANS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
|STREAKS||6 of past 7|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Ken Whisenhunt: 0-2||Lovie Smith: 2-1|
|LAST GAME||11/27/11: Buccaneers 17 at Titans 23. Tennessee CB Tommie Campbell has 84-yard KR-TD. Titans defense forces 5 TOs (4 FR & 1 INT).|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||10/14/07: Buccaneers 13, Titans 10. Tampa Bay WR Joey Galloway has 97 rec. yards & TD. Buccaneer K Matt Bryant makes 43-yard GW-FG.|
|BROADCAST||CBS (4:25 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein, Chris Fischer (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 145 (Ten.), 83 (TB). XM: 226 (TB).|
|PASSING||Mariota (R) (Pre.): 21-30-326-1-1-102.9||Winston (R) (Pre.): 23-47-311-0-2-52.7|
|RUSHING||Sankey: 152-569-3.7-2||Martin: 134-494-3.7-2|
|RECEIVING||Walker (TE): 63-890-14.1-4||Jackson: 70-1002-14.3-2|
|SACKS||Morgan: 6.5||McCoy: 8.5|
|INTs||McCourty: 3||Carter (Dal.): 5 (T3L)|
|PUNTING||Kern: 46.8||Schum (Pre.): 47.0|
|KICKING||Succop: 84 (27/27 PAT; 19/22 FG)||Brindza (R) (Pre.): 18 (3/3 PAT; 5/5 FG)|
TITANS: MARCUS MARIOTA (No. 2 overall) will be 1st rookie QB in franchise history to start on KO Weekend. Won 2014 Heisman Trophy & led Oregon to PAC-12 title & National Championship appearance…RB BISHOP SANKEY started 9 of 16 games as rookie in 2014 & led team with 569 rush yards on 152 att. with 2 TDs. Since entering NFL in 2010, RB-PR DEXTER MC CLUSTER is tied for 2nd in AFC with 3 PR-TDs…In past 6 vs. NFC, WR KENDALL WRIGHT has 34 catches for 444 yards, incl. 12 rec. for career-high 150 yards vs. Arz. on 12/15/13. WR HARRY DOUGLAS makes Ten. debut. Has TD catch in 4 of past 5 vs. TB (with Atl.)…TE DELANIE WALKER led team with career-highs in catches (63) & rec. yards (890) with 4 TDs in 2014…LB BRIAN ORAKPO makes Titans debut. Posted 40 sacks in 6 seasons with Redskins (2009-14). S MICHAEL GRIFFIN led team with 110 tackles in 2014. LB AVERY WILLIAMSON started 12 of 16 games as rookie in 2014 & posted 3 sacks…BUCCANEERS: Rookie QB JAMEIS WINSTON (No. 1 overall) won 2013 Heisman Trophy & led Florida St. to National Championship…RB DOUG MARTIN has 3,006 scrimmage yards (2,404 rush, 602 rush) in 1st 3 NFL seasons…WR MIKE EVANS had 68 catches for 1,051 yards & 12 TDs as rookie in 2014. His 12 rec. TDs tied for most in season by Buccaneer. Has 12 TDs in past 12 games. Evans & WR VINCENT JACKSON (1,002) were 1st TB teammates with 1,000+ rec. yards in same season. Jackson has 1,000+ rec. yards in 6 of past 7 seasons…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only NFL player with 250+ tackles (290), 6+ sacks (8) & 5+ INTs (5). Led team with 146 tackles in 2014 & has led TB in tackles in all 3 NFL seasons. CB JOHNTHAN BANKS led team with 10 PD last year. CB ALTERRAUN VERNER was 2nd on team with 9 PD in 2014. Played 4 seasons with Ten. (2010-13) & had career-best 5 INTs & 22 PD as Titan in 2013. DT GERALD MC COY had 8.5 sacks last year & has 18 sacks in past 2 seasons. Has 5+ sacks in each of past 3 seasons (23 sacks). DE JACQUIES SMITH had career-high 6.5 sacks in 2014.
Just in time for NFL Kick-Off, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is bringing a new Titans Bud Light can to Tennessee. The new packaging features Titans colors, as well as a slogan every Titans fan can relate to: The perfect beer for making miracles happen in music city.
Bud Light worked closely with its NFL team partners to create new can designs for the 28 teams that it is partners with for the 2015-2016 season. Each design features a customized scroll message that speaks directly to each team’s passionate fan base. The cans are on shelves now.
What do you think of the new Bud Light Titans can?
The Titans have come to terms with a couple of players, as they have inked TE Chase Coffman and running back David Fluellen.
Coffman (6-6, 250) played in 13 games for the Titans last season, after being added to the active roster in September. He tallied a career-high six receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown last year. Coffman has six seasons of NFL experience (Cincinnati, Atlanta, Tennessee) and has totaled 35 games and 10 receptions during his career. He was a third-round selection by the Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft from the University of Missouri.
Fluellen (5-11, 224) entered the NFL last season as a undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts during training camp and waived prior to the regular season. Fluellen was a two-time all-conference player at the University of Toledo. For his college career, he rushed for 3,336 yards and 28 touchdowns.
#Titans sign TE Chase Coffman and RB David Fluellen.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) July 29, 2015
Sports Illustrated has put out a piece on the “Biggest gut-punch loss” for each and every franchise, the Titans included.
The game that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picks is the obvious one, the Super Bowl loss during the 1999 season against the St.Louis Rams.
Tennessee Titans: Jan. 30, 2000, Super Bowl XXXIV—Rams 23, Titans 16
Until Russell Wilson’s ill-fated pass at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, this was the game that ended with the biggest gut-punch in Super Bowl history. The Rams scored the first nine points of this game, but led by quarterback Steve McNair, the Titans fought their way back into the game and had a 16-16 tie with 1:54 left in the game. That’s when Kurt Warner hit Isaac Bruce for a 73-yard touchdown for what became the deciding score, but Tennessee sure made the Rams worry about their win. On the game’s final drive, McNair took the game into his own hands, quite literally, handling the ball on every play on a drive that started at the Titans’ 10-yard line. McNair’s running and passing had the Rams on their heels until the last play, when he hit Kevin Dyson for a nine-yard reception. Problem was, the game clock was out of time, and the Titans made that play from their own 10-yard line. Rams linebacker Mike Jones stopped Tennessee one agonizing yard short of a chance at the only Super Bowl to go into overtime.
Now, that’s a gut-punch.