- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015


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OPENING LINE - Saints by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 3-3-1, Saints 5-3

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 7-5-1

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Titans 22-17, Dec. 11, 2011

LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Texans 20-6; Saints beat Giants 52-49

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 32, Saints No. 13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Mike Mularkey debuts as Titans interim coach following firing of Ken Whisenhunt this week. … Rookie QB Marcus Mariota, drafted second overall, has two or more TD passes in three of five career starts. … QB Zach Mettenberger, a former LSU player, has started previous two games, completing 44 of 66 passes for 358 yards, TD and three INTs. … .RB Antonio Andrews led Titans with career-high 82 scrimmage yards (64 rushing, 18 receiving) last week. … TE Delanie Walker led Titans with six catches for 62 yards vs. Texans and has at least three catches in 10 straight games. … Since 2014, Walker ranks third among AFC TEs with 1,251 yards receiving. … Titans have intercepted eight passes this season, tied for seventh in NFL, but have also thrown eight interceptions. … Titans are minus-7 in turnover differential, tied for fourth worst in NFL. … LB Derrick Morgan has 7 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles in his past 10 games. … LB Brian Orakpo has sack in three of his past five games. … Fifth-year DT Jurrell Casey has 24 1/2 career sacks. … Saints QB Drew Brees tied NFL record for single-game TD passes with seven last week. Brees passed for 505 yards, 5 yards short of career high (510). … Since joining Saints in 2006, Brees leads NFL with 46,067 yards, 331 TDs passing. … TE Benjamin Watson has 333 yards receiving and two TDs in his past three games. Watson caught nine passes for 147 yards, TD last week. … WRs Brandon Cooks and Willie Snead each had two TD catches vs. Giants. … WR Marques Colston had eight catches for 114 yards, TD last week. … DE Cameron Jordan has 15 sacks in past 19 home games and has five sacks, forced fumble and fumble recovery in his past three games. … Rookie LB Stephone Anthony leads Saints with 56 tackles. … LB Hau’oli Kikaha has four sacks, tied for first among NFL rookies. … Fantasy Tip: Mark Ingram ranks third among NFL RBs with 804 scrimmage yards. He leads Saints in carries (118), yards rushing (530) and touchdowns (five) and is fourth on team in receptions (33). His workload could rise following season-ending injury to RB Khiry Robinson last week.


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