Titans Close Out Preseason vs. Packers Thursday at LP Field

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —** The Tennessee Titans (2-2) conclude their 2009 preseason schedule this week, welcoming the Green Bay Packers (3-0) to LP Field (capacity 69,143) for the AT&T Boys & Girls Club Game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CDT.

This is the third consecutive year AT&T has sponsored the team's annual preseason contest recognizing the Boys & Girls Club. For the occasion, AT&T has donated 500 tickets to the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, offering a chance to see a Titans game to many who may not otherwise have the opportunity to witness a game at LP Field. Representatives of the Boys & Girls Club and AT&T will be recognized during the game.

The Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee has five locations, reaching over 3,500 youth per year in Davidson and Williamson counties. Additionally, fans attending the game are encouraged to participate in a charitable drive benefitting the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Shelter. The YWCA and the Titans are asking fans to provide much-needed new women's undergarments for shelter residents, including all sizes of underwear, bras and socks. Volunteers will be stationed at several drop sites around LP Field to collect donations.

THE BROADCAST

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN-Channel 2 in Nashville. Cory Curtis will handle play-by-play duties, while former Titans running back Eddie George will provide color commentary. Joe Dubin will report from the sidelines. Viewers outside of Nashville can check their local listings for additional preseason affiliates. A full listing of preseason affiliates is available on page 2 of this release.

The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 103.3-WKDF, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, color commentator Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.

THE MATCHUP

The Titans are looking to rebound at home from two consecutive preseason losses on the road. Last week they battled at Cleveland but lost to the Browns by a final score of 23-17. Titans quarterback Kerry Collins produced his best numbers of the preseason, passing for 102 yards and one touchdown and compiling a 120.8 passer rating.

The Packers traveled to Arizona last week and won for the third time in three preseason games, defeating the Cardinals 44-37. The Packers rank second in the NFL during the preseason with an average of 30.7 points per game.

This is the eighth consecutive year the two clubs are meeting to close out their preseason schedules. The Titans took a 6-3 all-time lead in the preseason series with last year's win at Lambeau Field, and they have won six of the seven preseason games since 2002, including wins in the last three contests.

FINAL ROSTER CUTDOWN FOLLOWS GAME

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Titans will be mandated by NFL rules to reduce their roster from 80 to 75 players. The final roster reduction to 53 players must occur no later than 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 5, two days after the Titans play the Packers.

The Titans then help kick off the NFL's regular season schedule on Thursday, Sept. 10, traveling to Pittsburgh to face the Super Bowl Champion Steelers.

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