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Munchak: Titans owner expecting playoffs Updated Sep 5, 2013
Tennessee coach Mike Munchak knows what he has to if he wants to improve his chances of keeping his job.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Reed Could Play for Texans in Opener Sep 5, 2013
    Houston safety Ed Reed, who is recovering from hip surgery, could play when the Texans open the season at San Diego on Monday night.
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  • Not a shocker: Bud Adams wants payoff Sep 5, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It’s a traditional pattern in professional sports. Team has a bad season. Its general manager and coach say they need to upgrade the talent. Owner signs big checks. Owner says he expects a payoff. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean spoke to…
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  • Texans G Wade Smith still eying opener Sep 5, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Houston Texans guard Wade Smith has been making a push to be ready for the season opener on Monday night. He said last week that he had a good chance of doing it. "It worked out perfectly for me and for our group," Smith said. "…
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  • Arian Foster feels ready to carry the load for Texans Sep 5, 2013
    Near the end of the preseason, Texans running back Arian Foster said that he felt fresh and rejuvenated after spending camp on the sidelines rehabbing calf and back injuries. He’s back at work now as a full participant in Texans practices and he’s still…
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  • Colts haven't shown power-running game Sep 5, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Remember when the Indianapolis Colts talked about being a power-running team during training camp? That raised a few eyebrows when offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton mentioned it because of quarterback Andrew Luck's passing ability. The …
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  • Pieces are coming into place for Colts Sep 5, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts are a step closer to having their starting offensive line together for Sunday’s season opener against the Oakland Raiders. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo, out since injuring his knee in the Aug. 24 game against Cleve…
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  • Bulluck says Titans faked injuries, too Sep 5, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Brian Urlacher recently admitted members of the Bears faked injuries to slow high-powered offenses. Another linebacker from Urlacher's generation, Keith Bulluck, said that the Tennessee Titans used to do the same. “You kidding me? Ye…
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  • Lewis added to uncertain list for Sunday Sep 5, 2013
    The Jaguars are now dealing with another player who may not be available for Sunday’s season opener. Tight end Marcedes Lewis missed practice on Thursday, one day after reinjuring his left calf -- an injury he suffered in pregame warmups against the New…
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  • Titans lacking 'the guy' on defense Sep 5, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Not every good or great defense in the NFL has a signpost guy who’s the big issue for the competition. The best defenses for the Tennessee Titans have, however. Defensive end Jevon Kearse arrived in 1999 and proved to be the missing …
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  • Jaguars stat of the week

    Every Thursday I’ll present an interesting (to me, anyway) stat, break it down, and try to provide some context heading into the game the following weekend. Rushing to judgment The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off the worst season in terms of rushing…
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  • Double Coverage: Titans at Steelers Sep 5, 2013
    Pittsburgh is a tough place to play. The Pittsburgh Steelers don't often stay down long. The Tennessee Titans will bring a lot of unknowns to Heinz Field. It’s an intriguing opening day matchup for two teams looking to bounce back from seasons that didn…
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  • RTC: Jake Locker a rare homegrown leader Sep 5, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans… Since the Titans beat the Steelers in a January, 2003 playoff game, Pittsburgh’s won 10 playoff games and Tennessee’s won one, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Jake Locker gives the Titans a homegrown leade…
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  • RTC: A look at the highest-paid Texans Sep 5, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Texans... In the wake of inside linebacker Brian Cushing's signing, the Houston Chronicle created a slideshow of the highest-paid Texans sorted by guaranteed money. In order: receiver Andre Johnson, quarterback Matt Schaub, c…
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  • Te’o still not practicing, putting opener in doubt Sep 5, 2013
    Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o still isn’t practicing, but he’s gearing up his workouts in hopes of having a chance to play in Monday’s opener against the Texans. According to Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego, Te’o was running with resistance on the…
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: HOU-SD 00:59

    Countdown Daily Prediction: HOU-SD

    Sep 5
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Houston at San Diego
  • Video - Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 02:31

    Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Sep 5
    NFL Films previews the Week 1 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Video - Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 02:23

    Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Sep 5
    NFL Films previews the Week 1 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - Preview: Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers 02:56

    Preview: Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers

    Sep 5
    NFL Films previews the Week 1 matchup between the Houston Texans and the San Diego Chargers.