|The Titans and Broncos will battle in Week 3 of the 2011 NFL season Sunday at LP Field (noon, CT).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans (1-1) host the Denver Broncos (1-1) this week at LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, Sept. 25.
The 39th all-time meeting between the former American Football League rivals is also a rematch of an early-season battle last year at LP Field. In that contest, played on Oct. 3, the Broncos used 341 passing yards by Kyle Orton to defeat the Titans 26-20. Orton provided the game's decisive score with a touchdown pass to Correll Buckhalter with less than two minutes remaining.
Sunday's matchup has been designated as the fourth annual "Titans Code Blue," a week-long celebration and call to action for Titans fans to wear Titans Blue to work, school and the game. LP Field and the downtown pedestrian bridge will be illuminated Titans Blue each night leading up to Sunday's game, and fans will have an opportunity to win daily Code Blue prizes at the Titans' Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/titans). On the morning of the game, the team will hold a special Code Blue tailgate at 9 a.m. at LP Field Lot R, and the Titans will hold a special "Tweetup" for Twitter followers of @tennesseetitans at 10 a.m. All fans who enter the stadium will receive Code Blue T-shirts.
This week's game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Bill Macatee will handle play-by-play duties, while Steve Tasker will provide analysis.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.
The Titans opened their home schedule last week with a 26-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The win was highlighted by Matt Hasselbeck's 358 passing yards, Kenny Britt's 135 receiving yards and four field goals by Rob Bironas. Meanwhile, the Titans defense forced three turnovers, totaled three sacks and limited the Ravens to 229 total yards.
The Titans gained 432 total net yards, qualifying as the highest yardage total in team history against the Ravens. It was also the team's highest output since Dec. 13, 2009 against St. Louis.
With 271 receiving yards thus far in 2011, Britt's total ranks second in franchise history through the season's first two games. He trails only Charley Hennigan, who recorded 347 yards in the first two weeks of 1962.
Likewise, Hasselbeck has a total of 621 passing yards in the first two games. That is the most by a Titans/Oilers quarterback through two weeks since Warren Moon's 691 yards in 1992.
The Broncos hosted the Cincinnati Bengals last week and earned a hard-fought 24-22 win. Kyle Orton passed for 195 yards and a pair of touchdowns to wideout Eric Decker, and running back Willis McGahee added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown. Prior to their victory over the Bengals, the Broncos lost to the Oakland Raiders at home in Week 1.
NURSES FOR NEWBORNS "BABY SHOWER"
Additionally, prior to this week's game, fans are encouraged to participate in the annual Nurses For Newborns Baby Shower Drive. Items such as baby wipes, diapers (sizes 2, 3 and 4) and stage 1 baby food will be collected at several collection sites outside of LP Field and then donated to Nurses For Newborns, which serves at-risk babies and their families across Middle Tennessee.