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NASHVILLE http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/trysten-hill-jersey-cheap , Tenn. �? Titans‘ way starting first with Peyton Manning, then Andrew Luck at quarterback. Now it’s Jacoby Brissett‘s turn.And for the Titans, it’s a big opportunity finally to flip the script.“It’s a new year,” Titans tight end Delanie Walker said. “I don’t dwell on the past. We look to the future. We’re going to try to change that for sure here.”The Titans won the first AFC South title in 2002 after realignment. Then the Colts seized control of the division and this rivalry, winning 26 of 32 games and 13 of the past 15. Even when the Titans won their last AFC South title in 2008, they still split with the Colts.Tennessee opened this season by stunning the Browns 43-13 in Cleveland. A win would be the Titans’ first 2-0 start since 2008, giving them an early division lead over the Colts, who grabbed a playoff berth from them last December in the final game of the NFL regular season.A win also would show signs of consistency the Titans have lacked for more than a decade.“We’re planning to do a lot bigger things than going just 1-0,” Titans safety Kevin Byard said. “We want to go win a Super Bowl, so that’s something we have to focus on. It’s just another step on trying to go from good to great.”Luck never lost to the Titans in 11 games before his stunning retirement. Brissett stepped up and rallied the Colts from a 24-9 deficit before losing 30-24 in overtime to the Chargers on the road last week. The quarterback is different, but the Colts haven’t changed what they want.“The team that wins this game, it’s going to be a big step, a big momentum maker for the team,” Colts coach Frank Reich said. “Winning the division is the first and foremost goal of most teams, so this goes a long way toward that goal.”MAYBE NOT THE QBBrissett went 0-2 against the Titans in 2017, but Tennessee’s struggles extend beyond just Manning and Luck.When Manning missed the entire 2011 season, Dan Orlovsky ended Indy’s winless season with a 27-13 victory in Week 15 at Lucas Oil Stadium. And when Luck and backup Matt Hasselbeck were both out for the 2015 season finale Connor McGovern Jersey , Ryan Lindley and Josh Freeman were signed off the street and combined to lead Indy to a 30-24 victory over the Titans.FULL STRENGTHTitans quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn’t the only starter missing the last time these teams played. The Titans also were without four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, cornerback Logan Ryan, Walker and tight end Jonnu Smith. All five are healthy, with Mariota coming off his first three-TD game since November 2016.FLUNKEDAll-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard found all the motivation he needed watching film.“An F,” he said when asked to grade his seven-tackle performance in the Colts’ opening loss. “That’s what I got and that’s what I gave myself because I played terrible. I didn’t play up to the standards I have for myself.”Leonard has been here before. Last season in his first NFL game, he made nine tackles and recovered one fumble. The next week, Leonard broke out with a stunning stat line: 19 tackles, 15 solo, one forced fumble and one pass defense. He went on to lead the league with 163 tackles despite missing one game because of an injury.THE LOOKBrissett has logged only 19 starts in his four-year career, but he knows all about Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees. When asked where he’d rank Pees and the exotic looks he likes to use, Brissett said: “No. 1, for sure.”The Titans piled up five sacks, three interceptions and a safety against Cleveland. What makes Pees’ defenses so challenging?“They do different things, use different personnel, it’s just tough,” Brissett said.”TRY A LITTLE PATIENCETitans rookie receiver A.J. Brown had three catches for 100 yards in the opener, while Corey Davis Khari Willis Jersey , the first receiver drafted in 2017 at No. 5 overall, was held without a catch. Adam Humphries, the Titans’ big free agent signee, caught the only ball thrown his way. Davis said the Titans have a lot of weapons and the ball can go to any player on any given week.“When your number’s called, you got to make the play,” Davis said. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — First-round draft picks, quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, might be the Buffalo Bills‘ most high-profile rookies making a notable impact this season.They’re not the only ones.Though eliminated from playoff contention, the Bills (5-9) are getting a promising glimpse into the future in seeing the initial signs of their commitment to rebuild through youth starting to pay off at numerous positions.It begins with Allen, who improved to 4-5 after his 42-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster in the fourth quarter rallied Buffalo to a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.Then there’s Edmunds, drafted 16th overall and nine spots behind Allen, who has a team-leading 98 tackles and anchoring a defense which ranks second in the NFL in yards allowed.And the depth of youth now serving Buffalo extends to lower-round draft picks, such as defensive tackle Harrison Philips and guard Wyatt Teller, and even an undrafted rookie in Foster.“I don’t want to ever get comfortable, but it’s comforting to know that when you come back in the spring, we have a good feel for who Robert is Josh Allen Jersey ,” coach Sean McDermott said Monday. “For all of them, it’s really two to three-week interview and we can see what we’ve got and then we can build on top of it if we need to.”The Bills got a long look at many youngsters against Detroit with six rookies playing at least 60 percent of the snaps. They included Keith Ford, who ended the game as Buffalo’s last healthy running back and finished with a team-best 46 yards rushing in his NFL debut.All totaled, 11 rookies saw playing time, including six undrafted free agents. The youth movement is expected to continue over the final two weeks of the season, with Buffalo preparing to play at AFC East-leading New England on Sunday.“Obviously, we haven’t won as many games as we wanted to win, but the fact remains that we’re trying to build this football team, I feel, the right way,” McDermott said. “That’s the type of culture that we’re trying to build in that you have to earn things here.”It’ll be up to the players to determine whether they deserve to stay beyond this season.Foster learned that the hard way in October when the Bills waived and then re-signed him to their practice squad. McDermott described the move as being a wake-up call for a young player who wasn’t providing enough effort during and after practice.Foster responded. In five games since returning to the active roster, Foster has combined for 19 catches for 438 yards and two touchdowns. He’s become Buffalo’s first player to top 100 yards receiving three times in one season since Sammy Watkins in 2015.“Just continue to work the craft and be accountable to the team,” Foster said, referring to the chemistry he’s established with Allen.Foster made such a good impression, the Bills released veteran receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes two weeks ago to provide Foster and another newcomer, Isaiah McKenzie, more playing time. McKenzie Jawaan Taylor Jersey , a second-year player, has 17 catches for 173 yards and also scored a touchdown rushing in five games since being acquired off waivers.On defense, undrafted rookie cornerback Levi Wallace, made his fifth consecutive start, while linebacker Corey Thompson, another undrafted rookie, played a career-high 20 snaps in place of injured starter Matt Milano.Wallace showed his inconsistencies. He was out of position in the end zone when Matthew Stafford hit a wide-open Andy Jones for a 4-yard touchdown pass. Wallace also had a potential interception ripped out of his hands by Lions receiver Kenny Golladay for a 24-yard reception during Detroit’s second touchdown drive.It’s all part of the learning process, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said.“The good thing is that he was in position to make the play,” Frazier said. “I’ve got to believe, over time, Levi is going to make more of those plays as he continues to gain strength and get more confidence in what he’s doing.”NOTES: McDermott provided no updates on the status of starting running back LeSean McCoy (left hamstring) and backup Chris Ivory (left shoulder), who did not play Sunday. … McDermott said tests confirmed running back Marcus Murphy dislocated his left elbow in the second quarter.
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