TITANS 3-1 IN PRESEASON: The Titans finished the preseason with a 3-1 record, recording consecutive victories against Tampa Bay, Arizona and New Orleans after losing the opener at Seattle. The Titans have recorded three preseason wins in five of the last six years, with the exception being a 2-2 mark in 2010.
PRESEASON WINNING STREAK AT LP FIELD: With their victory over the Saints, the Titans extended their preseason home winning streak to 11 games. They have not lost a preseason game at home since a 14-6 defeat at the hands of the Washington Redskins in 2007.
DEFENSIVE IMPACT IN PRESEASON: While the Titans ranked 11th in the NFL during the preseason with 293.5 yards allowed per game, they ranked even higher in other categories. They were first in the league with eight interceptions, tied for second with five fumble recoveries, and tied for fifth with 13 sacks.
PASS PROTECTION HOLDS UP: During the 2011 regular season, the Titans tied for second in the NFL in pass protection by allowing only 24 sacks. The trend continued during the 2012 preseason, when they tied for first in the league with only three allowed sacks.
TITANS TOTAL FOUR TAKEAWAYS: With two interceptions and two fumble recoveries against the Saints, the Titans finished the preseason at plus-six in turnover differential. The Titans turned the ball over once on a
LOCKER IN THE PRESEASON: Jake Locker played well into the second quarter against the Saints. He completed nine of 16 passes for 81 yards (70.1 rating). In four preseason games, Locker was 31-of-60 for 316 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 71.3.
DAWSON TAKES SACK LEAD: Defensive end
SHAW’S INTERCEPTION PROVIDES SPARK: in the second half, reserve middle linebacker
BROWN TAKES PRESEASON TACKLE LEAD: Rookie linebacker
HARPER’S TD: For the second consecutive week, running back Jamie Harper scored a touchdown. In the third quarter, he rumbled into the end zone on a one-yard carry. In the previous game against the Cardinals, he provided the game-winning score on a 16-yard touchdown run. The 233-pound reserve running back, who is in his second season since being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, rushed for a team-high 39 yards in the game against the Saints.
CAMPBELL’S PICK: The Saints faced a fourth-and-three at the Tennessee 42 at the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter. Sean Canfield attempted a pass to Courtney Roby, but cornerback
SACK, FORCED FUMBLE AND RECOVERY: In the fourth quarter, rookie defensive tackle
ROOKIE WRIGHT LEADS IN PRESEASON: With one catch for 16 yards against New Orleans, rookie wide receiver
REYNAUD’S PRESEASON WRAP: Running back/returner
McCARTHY LEADS NFL: Despite not playing in the preseason finale, Titans middle linebacker
LINEUP CHANGES: The starting lineup changes for the Titans included
OUT DUE TO INJURY: Titans out of action due to injury included cornerback