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Week 5 Notes

Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans public relations

This week
The Titans return home to Nashville to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 10 at Adelphia Coliseum (67,000 capacity). Kickoff is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. (CDT).

Last week
The Titans nearly erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit last week at San Francisco in front of 67,447 fans at 3Com Park, but failed on a two-point conversion and lost their first game of the season, 24-22. A win would have given the franchise its first 4-0 start. QB Neil O'Donnell matched the third- highest yardage total of his career, as he threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns on 20 of 40 passing. WR Yancey Thigpen had his best day in a Tennessee uniform, gaining 143 yards on six receptions, including an amazing 32-yard grab in the back of the end zone for the Titans' last score. RB Eddie George set a career high with 81 receiving yards, including a career-long touchdown catch of 54 yards. FS Marcus Robertson led the team in tackles with nine. Baltimore improved to 2-2 on the season with a 19-13 overtime win at Atlanta.

Series history
This week's game marks the seventh meeting between the clubs with the Titans leading the series 4-2. Each of the three years the teams have met has produced a sweep, with Tennessee taking the series in 1996 and 1998. Last season, Tennessee won the two games by a combined six points. Their last meeting was on Dec. 6, 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium as Tennessee took an early 13-0 lead and held on to win, 16-14. In the first meeting last year, the Ravens were held to only eight points in a 12-8 victory at Camden Yards. The teams first met on Oct. 15, 1996, with the then-Oilers winning 29-13 at the Astrodome in Houston. Tennessee owns a 2-1 mark at home versus Baltimore.

Next week
The Titans travel to the bayou for the first time for a regular season game since 1996, as they play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Superdome (70,200 capacity). Kickoff is scheduled for noon (CDT).

Click here for the complete notes on the Titans-Ravens game.


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