Skidding Titans back home looking for edge again

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm •  Published: December 12, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So much time has passed since the Tennessee Titans last played in Music City that Chris Johnson says he's not sure of the opponent.

Defensive end Derrick Morgan had to be reminded of the last home win.

Yes, it's been a long time for both.

The Titans will play their first home game in a month Sunday against Arizona. Not that being back in Nashville guarantees anything because the Titans have lost four straight since their last home win Sept. 29 and are 2-4 this season at LP Field. So much for the annual goal of winning all the home games.

Tennessee (5-8) has sold out every game since moving into LP Field for the 1999, and Sunday's game will extend the sellout streak to 153. Not every ticket has been used this season, and safety Bernard Pollard encourages fans not to waste money already spent and use the tickets and have fun even if this isn't the season the Titans wanted.

"And if all fails, I'll take a fine and hit somebody for you," the often-penalized and fined safety said with a smile.

This isn't what coach Mike Munchak wanted this season after going 4-4 at home in 2012 en route to a 6-10 finish. Now the Titans have to beat Arizona (8-5) and close out the season Dec. 29 with a win over Houston just to reach that mark for a second straight season.

"We came into the year thinking we could win all our home games, we have to protect our territory," Morgan said. "It just hasn't worked out the way we wanted it too. We need to finish out these last two games at home and the last three games of the season strong."

The Cardinals have had the opposite problem this season. They come to Nashville just 2-4 on the road with the only wins at Tampa Bay and Jacksonville.

"We just really haven't played well enough," Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said. "Point blank, there's not one recurring theme. It's not this, it's not that. We got to play better. We got to come out fast, we got to explode early, we got to stop them early, and we got to finish the game strong."



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