One last time, Jeff Fisher said it was just the next game on the schedule, ignoring all those familiar faces on the other sideline. Mike Munchak, too, noting he's not one to socialize before games.
Occasionally, there were reminders it was a game, and a reunion, too.
''When I saw Coach on the screen because I was looking up to see the replay, I did realize that `Oh yeah, Coach Fish is on the other side,''' Munchak said after the Tennessee Titans' 28-21 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
The matchup had connections galore, even if, as Fisher noted, Tennessee had just 16 players remaining from his last season in 2010.
It definitely meant a lot to some of them.
''If you can get any closer to a Super Bowl without it being a Super Bowl, that's what it was for me,'' said Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan, in his second year with St. Louis since leaving Tennessee. ''It was staying up late and watching extra film and doing everything I could to prepare myself.''
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