Titans Square Off Against Falcons Sunday in Atlanta

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NASHVILLE -- This week the Tennessee Titans (1-2) play their third road game in the first four weeks of the season, traveling to face the Atlanta Falcons (1-2). Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (capacity 71,000) is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT/Noon CDT on Sunday, Sept. 29.

The Titans will make their first appearance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017. The last time they went to Atlanta in the regular season was Nov. 20, 2011, when the Falcons won by a final score of 23-17 at the Georgia Dome. In 14 all-time games between the two clubs, the series is tied 7-7.

THE BROADCAST

 This week's game will be televised on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes, analyst Adam Archuleta and sideline reporter AJ Ross

Within the two teams' local television markets, fans can livestream the game on their mobile devices from the Titans app (iOS devices) and the Yahoo! Sports app (iOS and Android devices). Restrictions apply. For more information visit TitansOnline.com.

The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wellsand gameday hosts Rhett Bryan and Jonathan Hutton.

TITANS LOOK TO STOP SKID AT TWO GAMES

The Titans will have 10 days to prepare for the Falcons after suffering their second consecutive defeat last Thursday night in Jacksonville. The Jaguars pulled ahead early in the first quarter and never relented, ultimately prevailing 20-7.

The Titans fell despite outgaining the Jaguars in total yardage (340 to 292), having nine more first downs (21 to 12) and possessing the ball for 10 minutes more than the Jaguars (35:16 to 24:44).

 After falling behind 14-0 within the contest's first nine minutes, the Titans allowed only a pair of field goals for the remainder of the evening. The Jaguars only had 14 net rushing yards on 16 attempts until Leonard Fournettebroke free for a 69-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

Titans running back Derrick Henry accounted for the Titans' lone touchdown. He reached the end zone for the third consecutive week to begin the season, and he now has an NFL-leading 12 total touchdowns (11 rushing) in his last eight games, dating back to the last five weeks of 2018.

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 304 yards at Jacksonville, bringing his season totals to 92 attempts, 56 completions, 706 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 99.3.

THE FALCONS

The Falcons traveled to Indianapolis last week and dropped a 27-24 decision to the Colts. They fell behind 20-3 at the end of the first half before twice cutting the deficit to three points in the fourth quarter. However, their late rally came up short, giving them their second loss in three games.

Head coach Dan Quinn is in his fifth season with the Falcons. He led the club to two postseason appearances in his first four seasons, including an NFC title and Super Bowl appearance in 2016. Atlanta is seeking a return to the postseason after finishing 7-9 in 2018.

 Now in his 12th year in the NFL, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan owns every major passing record for the franchise. He is a four-time Pro Bowl selection and was named the NFL MVP in 2016. Last week against the Colts, he was 29-of-34 passing for

304 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Ryan's primary target is six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones. The former Alabama Crimson Tide standout paced the NFL in 2018 with 1,677 yards on 113 receptions. Through three weeks in 2019, he has 19 receptions for 265 yards and four touchdowns, the latter of which is tied for the NFL lead.

Titans Online looks back at the all-time series against the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photos)

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