TENNESSEE TITANS (4-2) vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-2)
Noon (CDT), Sunday
LP Field, Nashville
TV: Fox (Comcast, Ch. 6) Radio: WGFX-FM 104.5
About the Titans:
• Second-year wide receiver Kenny Britt has caught a touchdown pass in each of the last four games. He is the ninth player in franchise history with a streak of at least that length. After being shut out in the opener, he has had multiple receptions each of the last five games and has 16 for the season, tied with Nate Washington for the team lead.
• They have outscored the opposition by at least 12 points in every quarter this season. The biggest difference is in the first, where it is 20 points (33-13).
• Defensive end Jason Babin is tied for fourth in the league with six sacks. He has had at least half a sack in all five games this season.
• Jeff Fisher is the NFL’s longest-tenured head coach (16 seasons). At 145-118, he is third among all active coaches in victories.
About the Eagles:
• Second-year wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tied career-highs with seven catches and two touchdown receptions last week. He currently ranks fifth in the NFL in yards per reception (16.6) and is second on the team with 25 receptions.
• They have not been outscored in any of the four quarters, although they are even in the fourth (36-36). Their biggest advantage is in the third, where the difference is 18 points (35-17).
•Defensive end Trent Cole is tied for ninth in the league with five sacks. He has had two sacks in a game twice.
• Andy Reid is the NFL’s second-longest tenured head coach (12 seasons). With a 122-77 record he is fifth among all active coaches in victories.
Something to consider:
• The Titans have won 11 straight against NFC opponents, including on the road this season against Dallas and the New York Giants. The streak began with a 20-7 victory over Carolina on Nov. 4, 2007.
• The Eagles have scored 18 touchdowns and have kicked seven field goals. They have scored 30 or more twice, including last week. The Titans have scored 18 touchdowns and have kicked 11 field goals. They have scored 30 or more three times overall, including each of the last two weeks.
• Tennessee has allowed one rushing touchdown, tied with two others for the fewest in the league. Philadelphia is one of two teams in the league averaging at least five yards per rush.
The Titans will give up some points in this one but also will take advantage of an inexperienced quarterback (Kevin Kolb) who will be without his most explosive receiver (DeSean Jackson). Assuming Kerry Collins is the quarterback, the Titans will ultimately will prevail with a tortoise-and-hair approach – long, time-consuming drives and more field goals than touchdowns, which ultimately will added up to enough.
Titans 26, Eagles 24