NFL Capsule: Titans at Colts

NFL Capsule: Titans at Colts

TENNESSEE (8-4) At INDIANAPOLIS (8-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 4-8; Indianapolis 8-4

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 22-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 4; Raiders No. 31

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Titans 19-13 OT, Oct. 28

LAST WEEK - Titans lost 24-10 to Texans; Colts beat Lions 35-33

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (19), PASS (19)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (26)

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (18), PASS (5)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (22), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have lost all four games at Lucas Oil Stadium and haven't won at Indy since December 2007. ... Tennessee 3-2 in games decided by seven or fewer points, while Colts 7-1. ... Chris Johnson averages 103.3 yards from scrimmage against Colts and needs 7 yards to reach 1,000 for fifth straight season. ... K Rob Bironas needs six points to join Al Del Greco as only players in Titans history with 900 points. ... Kendall Wright leads rookie receivers with 54 receptions. ... Colts 5-1 at home this season, have won seven of last eight and have four straight home wins over Titans. ... Andrew Luck needs 404 yards to reach 4,000 for season and 456 yards to break Cam Newton's single-season record for rookie (4,051). ... Reggie Wayne needs two receptions to pass Buffalo's Andre Reed (951) for No. 10 in NFL history, three to reach 100-catch mark in games vs. Titans and extend NFL record streak of multiple-catch games to 61, and 12 to produce fourth 100-catch season of career. ... Donnie Avery needs five catches to surpass career high (53). ... TE Dwayne Allen needs six catches to tie Colts' rookie record for receptions by tight end (42). ... Indy ranks 30th in NFL with turnover margin of minus-16. Only Philadelphia and Kansas City have worse marks.

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Warren Sapp does not want Ravens' Timmy Jernigan to wear his number

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Warren Sapp does not want Ravens' Timmy Jernigan to wear his number

Ravens' second-year defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan decided to change jersey numbers this offseason, switching from No. 97 to No. 99.

The reason for the change?

First, Chris Canty, the former owner of No. 99 is no longer with the team. But Jernigan wants to wear No. 99 in honor of NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

The only problem? Sapp wants nothing to do with it.

There may be a simple answer for this.

Jernigan played college football at Florida State. Sapp spent his time in college at Miami.

Perhaps Sapp just doesn't want anyone to try and replace him.

But covnentional wisdom suggests this has everything to do with the in-state rivalry between the two historic football programs.

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Harbaugh takes full blame for Ravens punishment from NFL

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Harbaugh takes full blame for Ravens punishment from NFL

OWINGS MILLS – Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the blame rests solely with him for the Ravens losing a week of OTA’s, and being fined by the NFL for their rookie minicamp practice violation.

Paraphrasing what he told the team, Harbaugh said Thursday, “There’s not one person in this room that should worry about it for one second, because it’s on me. It’s completely on me. It’s my decision, it’s my effort. That’s the situation that we’re in. We’ll adjust. We’ll adapt. We’ll still become the best football team that we can be. We’ll figure out ways to get our work done. Maybe the rest will be good for us.”

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Losing valuable practice time at this time of year surely bothers Harbaugh. But it was pretty clear that the Ravens would be punished once it was learned they put players in pads briefly during rookie camp, which violated the CBA.

Asked how the Ravens managed to violate the rules, Harbaugh said he misinterpreted them.

Said Harbaugh, “I read it the wrong way, and it’s on me.”

As a result, the Ravens will have catching up to do when they return to the practice field the second week of June.

Ray Rice speaks to Ravens' rookies and shares good, bad, and ugly

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Ray Rice speaks to Ravens' rookies and shares good, bad, and ugly

OWINGS MILLS - Former Ravens running back Ray Rice was back at team headquarters Wednesday, speaking to the team’s rookies following their OTA practice.

Most, if not all of the Ravens’ rookies, had never met Rice, who was released in September of 2014 after a video surfaced of him striking his wife, who was then his fiancée. Rice has never gotten another chance in the NFL, despite being a star for years, and becoming one of the franchise’s most popular players. Not only did Rice help the Ravens win a Super Bowl, he was one of the team’s most active players in the community.

Rice’s story is another example of how quickly a person’s life can change after a major mistake.  The Ravens tweeted out several statements about Rice’s visit.

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“Our 27 sessions to our rookies through our player engagement program review and teach life management and life lessons,” the tweets began. “Rice, who played for the Ravens from 2008-14, delivered an important message that included his story, both the good and the bad. He clearly had the attention of our rookies.”

Rice received $1.588 million settlement from the Ravens in March of 2015, which concluded his wrongful-termination grievance. Rice and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti built a close relationship, and Bisciotti has never ruled out Rice returning to the organization in a player development role at some point.