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With Whitehurst at QB, Titans routed by Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- The reeling Tennessee Titans keep searching for answers. But the past few games have mostly produced frustrating losses. On Sunday, Andrew Luck threw for 393 yards and four more touchdowns, Reggie Wayne had his first 100-yard game of the season and the Titans' continual miscues resulted in another embarrassing result: a 41-17 loss at Indianapolis. "I'...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy: Final Sunday/Monday rankings for Week 4

Here are four revised Sunday/Monday countdowns for fantasy Week 4 -- involving quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends (standard-scoring leagues). Some of the rankings have been modified to support new developments from the NFL's official injury list. But as stated many times in this blog, I am not one to overreact to a star player listed as "questionable...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Ole Miss struggles to beat Memphis as Alabama showdown looms

OXFORD, Miss. -- No. 10 Ole Miss beat another lesser foe on Saturday, a 24-3 win against Memphis. The Rebels will likely continue their climb inside the Associated Press Top 10 ... in wildly questionable fashion. The uninspired fourth win of the Rebels' 4-0 start -- the first such start since 1970 -- was as offensively unimpressive as their climb to faux national prominence....
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators sweep Panthers in preseason doubleheader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pontus Aberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep their split-squad exhibition doubleheader. In the opener, Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give Nashville a 2-1 victory. In the second game, Aberg opened the scoring late in the first period, squeezing a shot from the right boards between...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gurley's Heisman run hits new heights in UGA's win over Vols

ATHENS, Ga. -- The waiting is often the hardest part, whether it involves an epic Tom Petty song, or a Heisman Trophy frontrunner biding his time on a crucial fourth-quarter carry. In the latter's case, patience was a virtue for Georgia tailback Tood Gurley -- the SEC's most heralded active ballcarrier and alpha dog to one of the country's most explosive rushing attacks...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the title odds of the 7 SEC East teams

FOX Sports South breaks down the respective title odds for the seven members of the SEC East division -- a listing that accounts for how South Carolina is on the verge of its fourth conference game (Saturday night) ... and that Tennessee and Missouri have yet to suit up against SEC foes in 2014: SOUTH CAROLINA (3-1, 2-1) REASONS TO BELIEVE 1. How's this for an enviable position...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans' D faces daunting challenge in Colts, red-hot Luck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are uncertain of their quarterback situation this week. However, they are fully anticipating a full dosage of Colts QB Andrew Luck on Sunday. Titans starter Jake Locker injured his throwing right wrist in last week's loss to the Bengals, and his status for Sunday's AFC South showdown with Indy is currently listed as questionable. If Locker cannot...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators top Lightning in preseason home opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Filip Forsberg scored in the first period and Pekka Rinne and Marek Mazanec made it stand up in the Nashville Predators' 1-0 exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Forsberg took a pass from Mike Ribeiro, made a move down the right side and tucked the puck inside the left post and past Kristers Gudlevskis at 3:17. Forsberg has two...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds using preseason time to tinker with forward combinations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Just two weeks from the Oct. 9 season opener against the Ottawa Senators, the Predators' forward lines remain a work in progress. The mixing and matching shall continue for an upcoming stretch of four exhibition games in five days -- with one notable wrinkle to the schedule: The Preds will host the Florida Panthers for two games on Saturday (day-night doubleheader...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy: Smartphone-friendly cheat sheet for Week 4

Here's an all-encompassing, iPhone-friendly cheat sheet full of Week 4 insight and predictions: WEEK 4 STANDARD-SCORING LEAGUES **QB-Starter Rankings, 1-32 **Top 50 Running Backs **Top 50 Wide Receivers **Top 30 Tight Ends POINTS PER RECEPTION LEAGUES **Top 50 PPR Wide Receivers **Top 30 PPR Tight Ends MISCELLANEOUS **Top 30 Waiver-Wire Pickups For Week 4 GALLERIES **7 Bold...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 PPR wide receivers for Week 4

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 4, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL's fourth weekend. BYES: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis,...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 PPR tight ends for Week 4

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 4, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of receptions, total yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn'...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 4 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 4, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 wideouts for Week 4 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 4, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 4

Here are my Week 4 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass: This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal-callers, 1 through 26, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 4

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 4, citing standard-scoring leagues. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols gear up for UGA, prepare for another hostile road game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nearly every step of the way is a lesson learned for the 34 newcomers who have played this season for Tennessee. Among that group are 22 true freshmen--most for any team in the country--that have seen action in the Volunteers' 2-1 start. Their first road test came two weeks ago Saturday in the 34-10 loss at Oklahoma. Second-year coach Butch Jones hopes his...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at '7 Bold Predictions' for NFL Week 4

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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators fall to Lightning in preseason opener

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Filip Forsberg and Craig netted second-period goals to give the Predators a 2-1 lead. In between, Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning. Marchessault, who also had an...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans QB Locker suffers wrist injury, questionable for Colts matchup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Here we go again. That was the common reaction when Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt announced quarterback Jake Locker had injured the wrist on his right throwing hand in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. The oft-injured 2011 first-round draft pick missed 14 starts the past two seasons, including nine last year, for a variety of injuries. Results of a MRI on Monday...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

15 star-driven 'Fun Facts' to ponder for NFL Week 4

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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 waiver-wire pickups for Week 4

Here's my listing of fantasy football's top 30 free agents heading into Week 4, citing only 12-team, standard-scoring leagues -- a countdown that values sustained viability over one week of superb stats. Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco, Austin Davis and rookie Teddy Bridgewater are the likeliest candidates for the highest points from Sunday...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

SportSouth announces 2014-15 Grizzlies television schedule

SportSouth, a FOX Sports regional network, and the Memphis Grizzlies today announced that SportSouth will televise 81 games during the 2014-15 regular season, which is the most games ever televised by the regional sports network. With this expanded coverage, every Memphis Grizzlies game will be available during the upcoming season. Grizzlies' games on SportSouth will reach more...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

With heavy hearts, Titans lose to Bengals

CINCINNATI -- The ball hung in the air. Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson could have picked it off and returned it for a touchdown. Or, he could have leveled Andy Dalton, who was reaching up for the ball on the trick play. He did neither, whiffing on the play. That's how it went all game long for the Tennessee Titans. Dalton turned his first career reception into a touchdown on Sunday...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in single-vehicle SUV crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police. Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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