FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDECEMBER 1, 2008
THIS WEEK’S GAME
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans take an 11-1 record and a chance to clinch a divisiontitle into this week’s game against the Cleveland Browns (4-8). This is the 60th regular seasonmeeting between the former AFC Central rivals. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) isscheduled for noon CST on Sunday, Dec. 7.
The game will be televised in high definition on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVFNews Channel 5.
will handle play-by-play duties, while
will providecolor commentary. Additionally, every Titans game is available on the Titans Radio Network, including flag-ship 103.3-WKDF and more than 70 Titans Radio affiliates across the Mid-South. The TitansRadio broadcast team includes the “Voice of the Titans”
, color commentator
, sideline reporter
and gameday host
DIVISION TITLE ON THE LINE
Off to their best 12-game start in franchise history, the Titans can clinch the AFC Southwith a win this week. The Indianapolis Colts are in second place in the division at 8-4. A vic-tory by the Titans would secure the division title despite the outcome of the final three weeksof the season after applying the NFL’s tiebreaking procedures (record versus common op-ponents would fall in favor of the Titans). The Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans al-ready have been eliminated from contention for the division crown.The Titans are in first place in the conference standings as well. Trailing closely behindthem in the AFC are the 9-3 Pittsburgh Steelers and the Colts, New York Jets and BaltimoreRavens at 8-4.
The Titans got back in the win column last week with a 47-10 win at Detroit. Their 47points over the Lions were the most by the Titans since 2004 (48 at G.B., 10/11/04), and the37-point margin of victory was the club’s highest since 1990 (44 vs. Cle., 12/9/90).The Titans rushed 46 times for 292 yards, the third-highest rushing total in team annals.
led the team with 125 yards, while
contributed 106 yards onthe ground. It was the seventh game in team history in which two players topped 100 rushingyards. Johnson and White each scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half.The Titans defense limited the Lions to 154 total yards, the lowest output by a Titans op-ponent since the Dallas Cowboys totaled 95 yards on Dec. 25, 2000. The Lions did not con-vert a third down in 11 attempts and were forced into three turnovers.Meanwhile, the Browns, currently in third place in the AFC North, hosted the IndianapolisColts last week. They limited the Colts to just 215 total yards and forced three turnovers, but theColts were able to escape with a 10-6 victory. Two weeks ago they hosted another AFC Southteam, the Houston Texans. The Texans took an early lead and hung on for a 16-6 victory.
returned to the starting lineup at quarterback for the Browns after
was placed on injured reserve last week. Anderson, who started the first eightgames of the season, completed 16 of 26 passes for 110 yards before leaving the game inthe fourth quarter with an injury.
TeamW L T PctTennessee
11100.917Indianapolis8400.667Jacksonville* 4700.364Houston*4700.364LAST WEEK’S GAMES:
47 at Det 10,
10 at Cle 6,
(Mon 7:30 pm)THIS WEEK’S GAMES:Cle at
(Sun 12 pm),
at Chi(Sun 12 pm),
at GB (Sun 12 pm), Cin at
(Sun 12pm)NEXT WEEK’S GAMES:
(Sun 12 pm), Det at
(Sun 12 pm), GB at
(Sun 12 pm)* Does not include Monday night game on Dec. 1
Tennessee Titans (11-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-8)
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008
REGULAR SEASONDATEOPPONENTTIME / TV / RESULT
Sun., Sept. 7
W, 17-10Sun., Sept. 14at CincinnatiW, 24-7Sun., Sept. 21
W, 31-12Sun., Sept. 28
W, 30-17Sun., Oct. 5at BaltimoreW, 13-10Sun., Oct. 12BYESun., Oct. 19at Kansas CityW, 34-10Mon., Oct. 27
W, 31-21Sun., Nov. 2
W, 19-16 (OT)Sun., Nov. 9at ChicagoW, 21-14Sun., Nov. 16at JacksonvilleW, 24-14Sun., Nov. 23
L, 13-34Thu., Nov. 27at DetroitW, 47-10Sun., Dec. 7
Noon / CBSSun., Dec. 14at HoustonNoon / CBSSun., Dec. 21
Noon / CBS*Sun., Dec. 28at IndianapolisNoon / CBS* All times Central* Time and network subject to change
2008 TITANS SCHEDULEAFC SOUTH STANDINGS
TITANS HOST BROWNS WITHCHANCE TO CLINCH AFC SOUTH