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Now 3-1 as starter, Tannehill gives Titans hope at their bye

Nov. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill has given the Tennessee Titans more than just the offensive spark they so desperately needed both by throwing the ball all over the field and using his legs. With the 31-year-old quarterback helping his team climb back to .500, the Titans now have more than just hope...

Titans reach bye at .500 and able to finish games at home

Nov. 11, 2019 7:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans get to rest now after clawing their way back to .500, salvaging a 2-4 start by winning three of their last four. "We got a good bye week, timely bye week for us to rest up, get healthy, improve ...," Titans cornerback Logan Ryan said Monday. "Get our guys back...

Titans prepare for Chiefs with Mahomes expected to start

Nov. 8, 2019 8:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Kansas City coach Andy Reid, the decision on when Patrick Mahomes plays again is easy. It's when the reigning NFL MVP is physically ready. Turns out that's Sunday when the Chiefs visit Tennessee. Barring a setback, Mahomes will start despite dislocating his right kneecap Oct. 17...

Chiefs-Titans Preview Capsule

Nov. 7, 2019 1:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY (6-3) AT TENNESSEE (4-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chiefs 5-4; Titans 4-5 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 29-23 LAST MEETING — Titans beat Chiefs 22-21, Jan. 6, 2018, in AFC wild-card game LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat Vikings 26-23;...

Riverboat Ron's back after winning pair of 4th-down gambles

Nov. 5, 2019 2:35 AM EST

Analytics can tell NFL coaches what the numbers suggest doing on any given play, especially fourth down. The final decision is up to the coach. And in Carolina, "Riverboat" Ron Rivera gambled not once, but twice and came up with a pair of fourth-down conversions on the Panthers way to a 30-20 win over the...

Another slow start costs Titans chance to move above .500

Nov. 4, 2019 6:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans are doing their own version of a Tennessee two-step. Win two games, then it's back they go with nobody to blame but themselves. Tennessee (4-5) missed another chance to climb above .500 with a 30-20 loss at Carolina, and once again the Titans struggled from the opening...

Titans struggled to get Henry involved early, fall to 4-5

Nov. 3, 2019 8:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stat line was a head-scratcher, for sure. Derrick Henry had two carries for 4 yards in the first half against a Carolina Panthers' defense that had just allowed 232 yards rushing and four touchdowns the previous week to the San Francisco 49ers. That certainly wasn't by design....

McCaffrey hears 'MVP' chants after Panthers' 30-20 win

Nov. 3, 2019 6:46 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Christian McCaffrey raced 58 yards to the end zone for his third touchdown of the game, chants of "MVP! MVP!" echoed throughout Bank of America Stadium. "Well deserved," said Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen. McCaffrey turned in yet another spectacular stat line Sunday, amassing...

Panthers don't want to allow big loss to snowball vs. Titans

Oct. 31, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are determined to not allow another lopsided midseason loss to send their season spiraling. The Panthers (4-3) enter Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans coming off a brutal 51-13 loss last Sunday at San Francisco, a game that Carolina players said going...

Titans preparing to slow Panthers' Christian McCaffrey

Oct. 31, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebacker Jayon Brown remembers playing against Christian McCaffrey in college. Now the former UCLA linebacker gets his first chance to tackle the former Stanford running back in the NFL. Brown said it will be a fun challenge Sunday when the Titans (4-4) visit Carolina...