Found December 10, 2011 on Football Nation:
By Steve Camp          Cold, Hard Football Facts Titans beat writer Thermopylae.  Little Big Horn.  Titans vs. Saints.  Is Sunday’s game a foregone conclusion, a contest in which the Titans are destined for the fate of the Greeks and the US Cavalry?  No, surprisingly.  There are some Quality Stats in Tennessee’s favor, and a bit of geography, too.  Here are some opportunities the Titans need to make the most of against New Orleans. Rushing offense vs. soft New Orleans Defense.  The resurgence of Tennessee’s rushing attack is well timed: one of the few weaknesses the Saints have shown this year is rushing defense.  New Orleans ranks 30th in the league, allowing 4.95 YPC.  True, over the course of the season the Titans have been fairly inept at running the ball.  However, as of late they’ve gotten much better.  Running back Chris Johnson has gained 486 yards on 85 carries (5.72 YPC) and 3 touchdowns over the last month.  Granted, the big days have come against bad defenses, bu
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