Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/17/11
Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons is special to Titans S Jordan Babineaux, because his brother Jonathan is a DT for the Falcons. "This is about No. 4. He's won two of the three," the Titans safety said. The Babineaux brothers are close in more than just age, where they are 10 months apart. They have a media production company together that has generated a number of DVDs and soon is expected to release a movie. The company is called Two Brothers Production Co. Much of the Babineaux family will be in Atlanta on Sunday, and Jordan is glad about that. Last year, when he and his brother faced off in Seattle, he wound up footing the bill when everyone came to visit. This time it is Jonathan's turn. "I'm happy because I get to keep my credit card in my wallet this week. He's hosting the family, so he's taking care of the expenses," Jordan said. LB Colin McCarthy was a pleasant surprise in his first NFL start, recording 12 total tackles, including nine solo stops. "They brought me in here for a reason, to compete and be ready to play. So when I had the opportunity, I had to show that," McCarthy said. Though Barrett Ruud is still the starter for now, McCarthy impressed enough that he could fit into certain defensive packages under Jerry Gray's system. RB Chris Johnson said he feels quite at home in Atlanta, where the Titans play this Sunday against the Falcons. Johnson is from Orlando, Fla., but said he has spent a lot of time in Atlanta in recent years. "I'm going to have a couple of folks there. Atlanta is a place I love and I spend a lot of time there," Johnson said. "It's always good to go back to somewhere you're familiar with and play a game there." Johnson had his best game of the season on Sunday in Carolina with 130 yards rushing on 27 carries, and hopes to build on that this week against the Falcons. WR Marc Mariani was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Sunday's 30-3 rout of the Carolina Panthers. Mariani got the scoring started for the Titans with his 79-yard punt return for a score, less than two minutes into the game. It was Mariani's second punt return for a touchdown in his career. BY THE NUMBERS 13 -- Number of consecutive field goals made by Titans K Rob Bironas. QUOTE TO NOTE "Probably 51 percent, but it's not up to me though." -- DE Dave Ball, when asked to put a percentage on his chances of recovering from a concussion in time to play Sunday.
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