Opponent: Tennessee Titans

2010 record: 6-8, with victories over Oakland by 25 points, New York Giants by 10, Dallas by 7, Jacksonville by 27, Philadelphia by 18 and last week Houston by 14. They dropped games to Pittsburgh by 8, Denver by 6, San Diego by 8, Miami by 12, Washington by 3 in OT, Houston by 20, Jacksonville by 11 and Indianapolis by 2 points.

Last year’s record: 8-8, third-place in AFC South, six games behind Indianapolis.

(That’s Kerry Collins on the right. He’s the Titans starting quarterback these days instead of starting QB Vince Young.)

Record for the last five seasons: 43-39, with one division title (2008) and two appearances in the playoffs (2007-08).

Last appearance in the playoffs: 2008 season, when they lost to Baltimore 13-10 in the divisional round. Last post-season victory was in 2002, a 34-31 OT victory in the divisional round.

Owner: K.S. “Bud” Adams was the first partner that Lamar Hunt brought on board at the start of the American Football League in 1959. Adams was born in Oklahoma where his father was involved in the oil business. He ended up attending the University of Kansas, where he earned a degree in engineering. After serving in the Pacific theater in World War II, Adams returned to KU for more classes and then moved back to Oklahoma, where he started the ADA Oil Company. Over the years, that grew into the Adams Resources & Energy Inc., a wholesale supplier of oil and natural gas. That’s been the basis of his fortune, which Forbes magazine has estimated is around $1.2 billion. Adams is 87 years old.

General Manager: Mike Reinfeldt has been the GM of the team for the last four seasons. He came to the Titans after spending seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Reinfeldt actually spent eight seasons playing for the Oilers as a safety, where he won Pro Bowl honors in 1979 with the Houston Oilers. He also played two seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He’s been part of NFL front offices since 1991 when he began working with the Green Bay Packers. He spent eight years in Green Bay and then eight years in Seattle.

Head coach: Jeff Fisher is the longest tenured head coach in the NFL, as this is his 16th full season leading the Titans. Fisher spent five years playing in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. He immediately got into coaching as his on-field career came to an end. He worked for the Eagles, Rams, 49ers and finally the Houston Oilers in 1994. It was 10 games into that season that he replaced Jack Pardee as the head coach of the Oilers on November 14, 1994. Fisher has been the head coach since, helping the franchise move from Houston to Memphis and then Nashville His overall head coaching record is 147-24. There are only nine head coaches in the history of the league that have worked as long with one franchise.

Coordinators: offense, Mike Heimerdinger, third season with team, 16 years in the NFL; defense, Chuck Cecil, 10th season with team, 10th as a coach; special teams, Alan Lowry, 15th season with team, 29th year as NFL coach.

Roster overview: The Titans have been building their team through the NFL Draft in recent seasons, as 30 of the 53 players on the roster were acquired with their draft choices. The starting 22 includes 13 players that were drafted, with only two first-round choices in the opening lineup in RB Chris Johnson and FS Michael Griffin. There are eight unrestricted free agents on the roster, including five with starting assignments.

Quarterback: Kerry Collins has replaced the injured Vince Young as the Titans starting quarterback. He’s completing 58.4 percent of his passes for 6.38 yards per attempt with 10 TDs vs. 6 INTs. His overall passer rating right now sits at 81.5. The Titans are the fifth NFL team that Collins has played for since arriving in the league as a first-round selection of Carolina in the 1995 NFL Draft. He’s played for the Panthers, Saints, Giants, Raiders and Titans. In 193 games and 175 starts, he’s completed 202 TD passes against 193 interceptions. He’s been sacked 328 times.

Offensive threats: Chris Johnson is one of the NFL’s premier backs. He’s coming off a 2,000-yard plus season in 2009, when he ran 358 times for 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns. Johnson’s game is speed and he can hit the long run on just about any point where he gets. Offensive line struggles have kept him from duplicating his ’09 season. Javon Ringer is the backup, but he has only 50 carries for 234 yards. Among the wide receivers are some young faces, players like Kenny Britt, Justin Gage and Damian Williams. At tight end Bo Scaife is among the team’s leading receiver.

Defensive stars: DE Jason Babin has 12 sacks on the season. FS Michael Griffin leads the team with four interceptions. MLB Stephen Tulloch leads the team with 154 total tackles. DT Jason Jones has 10 tackles for loss.

Special teamers: K Rob Bironas is the league’s best FG kicker hitting 22 of 23, missing only a 35-yarder. P Brett Kern averages 42.8 yards on punts, with a net average of 39.1 yards, Rookie returner Marc Mariani has touchdowns on a punt return (87 yards) and a kickoff return (98 yards). He’s averaging 14.6 yards on punt returns and 25.7 yards on kickoff returns.

By the numbers: the Titans are No. 28 in offensive yards per game at 301.6 yards. That breaks down to No. 13 in rushing and No. 29 in passing. On defense, they are ranked 24th in yards allowed, giving up 361.9 yards per game. That breaks out to a ranking at No. 17 for rushing and No. 26 in pass yards allowed. They are plus-40 in point differential, minus-4 in the turnover ratio, plus-15 in the sack ratio.

Top ’10 draft picks: 1.) DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech, played the first four games of the season before going on the injured-reserve list. In that short time he had 10 total tackles, with 1.5 sacks. 3.) WR Damian Williams, Southern Cal, has played in all 14 games with one start. He’s caught 12 passes for 185 yards and contributed a pair of tackles in the kicking game. 3.) LB Rennie Curran, Georgia, has played in seven games and been inactive for seven others. He has seven tackles on special teams. 4.) CB Alterraun Verner, UCLA, has played in all 14 games with 10 starts at left cornerback. He had three interceptions, 84 total tackles, 14 passes defensed and two recovered fumbles. 5.) DB Robert Johnson, Utah, has been inactive for all 14 games.

Familiar faces: DE Jason Babin wasn’t with the Chiefs long, but he did a good job in 2008 before leaving the team as a free agent. Jefferson City native and Mizzou product Justin Gage has caught 20 passes on the season. On the coaching staff is Marty Galbraith, special teams assistant. He was the Chiefs offensive line coach in 1985 under John Mackovic.

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