Titans Look to Get Back on Winning Track vs. Redskins

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —* The Tennessee Titans (5-4) play their first home game in nearly a month this week, as they host the Washington Redskins (4-4) at LP Field (capacity 69,143).  Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, Nov. 21.

The Titans enter the game with a 12-game winning streak against teams from the NFC. The streak already is the longest in franchise history and the longest current streak in the NFL.  Adding one more victory to the run would put the Titans in a tie with the 1978-81 Miami Dolphins and 1987-90 New Orleans Saints for the second-longest interconference winning streak since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, behind only the 2005-09 Patriots' streak of 17 non-conference wins.

More importantly, a win against the Redskins would break a two-game losing skid by the Titans.  After beginning the year with a 5-2 record, the Titans lost at San Diego on Oct. 31, and following their bye, they were defeated last week at Miami by a final score of 29-17. 

At 5-4, the Titans are within one game of the 6-3 Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South standings.  The Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars are tied for second place, while the 4-5 Houston Texans trail closely behind.  The Colts and Texans are on the road this week against the New England Patriots and New York Jets, respectively,  while the Jaguars host the Cleveland Browns.

THE BROADCAST

This week's game will be televised regionally on FOX, including Nashville affiliate WZTV Channel 17. Dick Stockton will handle play-by-play duties, while Charles Davis and Jim Mora, Jr. 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.

TITANS AND REDSKINS RENEW RARE RIVALRY

The Redskins will be making only their second regular season appearance at LP Field.  In their first visit to the venue on Oct. 6, 2002, Steve Spurrier was in his first season as the Redskins' head coach.  Rookie quarterback Patrick Ramsey came off the bench to lead them to a 31-14 victory.

On Oct. 15, 2006, the Titans traveled to FedExField in the most recent clash between the teams.  The Titans were able to escape with a 25-22 victory, their first of the season and the beginning of a run in which they won eight of the final 11 games.  It also was quarterback Vince Young's first career victory.  The win improved the Titans' all-time record against the Redskins to 6-4.

THE REDSKINS

Prior to their trip to Tennessee, the Redskins are scheduled to host the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, Nov. 15.  In their first eight games of the season, the Redskins built a 4-4 record under new head coach Mike Shanahan, who is in his first season with the club and 17th year as an NFL head coach.  Shanahan most recently served as head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1995 through 2008 and led the Broncos to two Super Bowl victories.

Washington's other major addition during the 2010 offseason was quarterback Donovan McNabb.  The Redskins traded with the Eagles to acquire McNabb, giving up a second-round pick in 2010 and an additional choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Through the Redskins' first eight games, McNabb completed 159 of 277 passes for 1,971 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions (76.0 rating).

FOOD DRIVE

Prior to the game, fans are encouraged to participate in the annual Second Harvest Food Bank food drive by dropping off non-perishable items at one of several collection sites around LP Field.  Among the most-needed items are canned tuna and chicken, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, rice, chili, and macaroni and cheese.

  • Redskins results do not include Monday night game vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 15

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