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Week 11 - A Sneak Peek At The Titans

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Date: Monday, November 19, 2007
Time: 6:30 p.m. MST
Teams: Tennessee Titans (6-3, Tied for 2nd in AFC South) at Denver Broncos (4-5, Tied for 2nd in AFC West)
Location: Invesco Field @ Mile High - Denver, CO

       

BRONCOS VS. TITANS POINTS OF INTEREST

   Monday's game marks the Broncos' 34th all-time regular-season meeting against the Titans with Denver holding a 12-20-1 all-time record against the club, including a 7-7-1 mark at home...

   The Broncos are 1-0 against the franchise since it moved from Houston to Tennessee, defeating the Titans 37-16 in Nashville, Tenn., on Christmas Night in 2004 during the clubs' most recent meeting...

   The Titans will be playing their first-ever regular-season game at INVESCO Field at Mile High--Denver defeated Tennessee at home in the 2006 preseason--and first game in Denver since 1995...

   The Broncos are set to make their second of three Monday Night Football appearances for the year this week, and their three scheduled MNF games in 2007 tie Baltimore for the most in the NFL...

   Denver is 24-30-1 (.445) all-time on Monday Night Football, including its 19-13 overtime loss to Green Bay on Oct. 29 in its most recent home game...

   Denver's 19-9-1 (.672) all-time home record on MNF is the fifth best in NFL history (min. 10 games)...

   The Broncos are 10-4 (.714) at home on MNF under Mike Shanahan (1995-Pres.) and are 12-11 (.522) overall in Monday games under Shanahan...

   Broncos K Jason Elam's 45 field goals and 190 points scored in 26 career MNF appearances rank second and third, respectively, in NFL history and lead all active players...

   Denver's game against the Titans is its last home game until it faces Kansas City on Dec. 9 with the Broncos in the third game of a stretch in which they play six of eight on the road...

   The Broncos have the NFL's top winning percentage (.708) in the month of November since 1995, posting a 34-14 record...

   The Broncos own the NFL's best home record (76-25 / .752) since 1995 and have the league's sixth-best home record (37-16 / .698) since they began playing at INVESCO Field at Mile High in 2001...

   Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan and Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher are both in their 13th full seasons with their respective clubs, making them the two longest-tenured active head coaches in the NFL with their current teams...

   Denver QB Jay Cutler (11th overall, 2006 draft) and Tennessee QB Vince Young (3rd overall, 2006 draft) will face each other for the first time in their careers in regular-season play Monday -- The two squared off in the preseason last year...

   Cutler leads the NFL in third-down completion percentage (70.4) and is third in the league in third-down passer rating (109.4)...

   Cutler has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 12 of his 14 career games played...

   In their four games since the bye week, the Broncos rank among the NFL's top 10 in opponent kickoff return average (4th), opponent punt return average (6th) and kickoff return average (7th)...

    The Broncos are sixth in the NFL in yards per play (5.66) and stand 10th in the league in yards per game (345.8)...

   Denver ranks fifth in the NFL in third-down success (47.3% / 53-of-112) and leads the NFL in third-and-long (6+yds.) success (41.7% / 25-of-60)...

   The Broncos are second in the league in lowest three-and-out percentage (14.3) and are fifth in 10+yard plays (127)...

   The Broncos' pass defense is eighth in the NFL (197.3 ypg.)...

    Undrafted rookie RB Selvin Young (109 yds.) last week became the 12th different Bronco since 1995 to record at least 100 rushing yards in a regular-season game -- That totals ties with Carolina for the most in the NFL during that time...

   Young ranks second in the NFL in yards per rush (5.3), and his 331 rushing yards are the third most by an NFL rookie this year...

   WR Brandon Marshall has recorded at least 70 receiving yards in each of Denver's last five games and in seven of the club's previous eight contests...

   Marshall's 694 receiving yards (51 catches) rank 10th in the NFL, and he is on pace to record the most receiving yards (1,234) by a Bronco in a season since Rod Smith in 2001...

   DE Elvis Dumervil has posted a sack in Denver's last two games and is tied for seventh in the NFL with eight sacks this year...

   Dumervil has forced two fumbles with sacks that were returned for touchdowns during this season...

   The Broncos' four takeaways (3 INTs, 1 FUM) last week at Kansas City were a season high...

   P Todd Sauerbrun is averaging a career-best 48.5 yards per punt to rank fourth in the NFL...

   Denver K Jason Elam's 50-yard field goal last week at Kansas City was the 37th 50+yard field goal of his career (2nd most in NFL history)...

   LB D.J. Williams leads the Broncos with 98 defensive tackles...

   CB Champ Bailey, LB Jordan Beck and S Steve Cargile share Denver's special-teams tackles lead this year with five each.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK VS. TENNESSEE

TEAM (34-14 IN NOVEMBER SINCE 1995) - Can improve its NFL-best 34-14 (.708) record in November since 1995 with a win on Monday.

CB CHAMP BAILEY (23 INTS) - Needs one interception to tie Steve Atwater (24) for eighth and three to tie Louis Wright (26) for seventh in Broncos history in career interceptions.

CB CHAMP BAILEY (304 INT YDS.) - Needs 31 interception return yards to tie Randy Gradishar (335) for 10th, 36 to tie Tom Jackson (340) for ninth and 56 to tie Louis Wright (260) for eighth in Broncos history in career interception return yards.

CB CHAMP BAILEY (3 INT RET. FOR TDS) - Needs one interception returned for a touchdown to tie Tyrone Braxton (4) and Mike Harden (4) for the most interceptions returned for a touchdown in Broncos history.

DE ELVIS DUMERVIL (2 CONSEC. GMS. W/SACK) - Can become the first Bronco to post three consecutive games with at least one sack since 2004 (Reggie Hayward) with a sack on Monday.

DE ELVIS DUMERVIL (8.0 SACKS) - Need half a sack on Monday to tie his sack total from last season (8.5).

DE ELVIS DUMERVIL (3 MULTI-SACK GMS.) - Can become the first Bronco since Trevor Pryce in 2000 to post at least four multiple-sack games in the same season with 1.5 sacks on Monday.

DE ELVIS DUMERVIL (6 PASS BREAKUPS) - Needs two pass breakups to tie DT Michael Dean Perry for the most pass breakups (8) in a season by a Broncos defensive lineman under Head Coach Mike Shanahan (1995-Pres.).

K JASON ELAM (477 FGA) - Needs one field goal attempt to pass Norm Johnson (477) for sole possession of ninth and two to tie Nick Lowery (479) for eighth in NFL history in career field goal attempts.

K JASON ELAM (382 FGM) - Needs one field goal made to tie Nick Lowery (383) for fifth in NFL history in career field goals made.

K JASON ELAM (1,729 PTS.) - Needs seven points to tie Norm Johnson (1,736) for sixth in NFL history in career points scored.

K JASON ELAM (190 PTS. ON MNF) - Needs 10 points to become the third player in NFL history to score at least career 200 points on Monday Night Football.

RB TRAVIS HENRY (5,975 YDS.) - Needs 25 rushing yards to reach 6,000 for his career.

WR BRANDON MARSHALL (5 CONSEC. GMS. W/70+REC. YDS.) - Can extend his streak of having at least 70 receiving yards to six consecutive games on Monday.

P TODD SAUERBRUN (261 PUNTS IN20) - Needs one punt placed inside the 20-yard line to tie Darren Bennett and Mike Horan (262) for 15th in NFL history in career punts inside the 20.

WR JAVON WALKER (53-GAME REC. STREAK) - Can extend his streak of at least one catch to 54 with a reception on Monday.

LB D.J. WILLIAMS (98 TACKLES) - Needs two tackles to record the second 100-tackle season of his career.