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Aug 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak during the first half of a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak during the first half of a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-US PRESSWIRE

Click through the jump to see this week's game capsule from the NFL.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT TENNESSEE TITANS

SERIES

PATRIOTS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

21-15-1

STREAKS

6 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 8-7

Munchak: 0-0

LAST GAME

10/18/09: Titans 0 at Patriots 59. New England QB Tom Brady throws 6 TD passes, incl. 3 to WR Randy Moss & 2 to WR Wes Welker. Patriots defense limits Tennessee to 186 total yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/31/06: Patriots 40, Titans 23. New England WR Reche Caldwell has 134 rec. yards & RB Corey Dillon adds 2 TD runs. Patriots CB Asante Samuel has 2 4th-quarter INTs to seal win.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 132 (NE), 92 (Ten.). XM: 225 (Ten.).

2011 STATS

PASSING

Brady: 401-611-5,235 (1C)-39 (1C)-12-105.6 (1C)

Locker: 34-66-542-4-0-99.4

RUSHING

Ridley: 87-441-5.1-1

Johnson: 262-1,047-4.0-4

RECEIVING

Welker: 122 (1L)-1,569 (1C)-12.9-9 (T2C)

Washington: 74-1,023-13.8-7

OFFENSE

428.0 (1C)

335.1

TAKE/GIVE

+17 (1C)

+1

DEFENSE

411.1

355.1

SACKS

Ninkovich: 6.5

Klug, Wimbley (Oak.): 7

INTs

Arrington: 7 (T1L)

Griffin, McCourty: 2

PUNTING

Mesko: 46.5

Kern: 43.6

KICKING

Gostkowski: 143 (1C) (59/59 PAT; 28/33 FG)

Bironas: 121 (34/34 PAT; 29/32 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: NE has won 8 straight games on Kickoff Weekend, longest active streak in NFL…For career, QB TOM BRADY is 124-35 (.780), best regular-season record in SB era (min. 100 starts). Brady (300) needs TD pass to surpass HOFer JOHN ELWAY (300) for 5th-most TD passes in NFL history. Has thrown at least 1 TD pass in 32 straight games. In past 3 vs. Ten., Brady has completed 61 of 89 passes (68.5 pct.) for 824 yards with 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 127.7 passer rating…RB STEVAN RIDLEY averaged 5.1 yards per carry (87 att., 441 rush yards) as rookie last season…WR WES WELKER (554) needs 4 catches to surpass TROY BROWN (557) for most in franchise history. Had 10 receptions for 150 yards with 2 TDs in last game vs. Titans…Since ’10, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI ranks 2nd in NFL with 27 TD catches (CALVIN JOHNSON, 28). Gronkowski (90 catches, 1,327 yards) & TE AARON HERNANDEZ (79 catches, 910 yards) combined for most catches (169) & receiving yards (2,237) by pair of TEs in season in NFL history…DT VINCE WILFORK had career-high 3.5 sacks last season …CB DEVIN MC COURTY is twin brother of Titans CB JASON MC COURTYTITANS: Selected No. 8 overall in 2011 NFL Draft, QB JAKE LOCKER will make 1st career start…Since ’08, RB CHRIS JOHNSON has NFL-best 5,645 rush yards. Johnson (38) needs 2 rush TDs to join HOFer EARL CAMPBELL (73) & EDDIE GEORGE (64) as only players to reach 40 career in club annals. In only career meeting against Patriots (10/18/09), Johnson rushed for 128 yards on 17 carries (7.5 avg.). Johnson had career-high 57 catches in ’11…WR NATE WASHINGTON led team in catches (74) & receiving yards (1,023) in ’11, both career-highs. Rookie WR KENDALL WRIGHT (No. 20 overall) will make NFL debut…TE JARED COOK had career-best in receptions (49), receiving yards (759) & TD rec. (3) last season…T MICHAEL ROOS has made 112 consecutive starts since entering NFL in ’05…DE KAMERION WIMBLEY will make Titans debut. In past 2 seasons (w/Oak.), Wimbley has totaled 16 sacks. DT KARL KLUG registered team-high 7 sacks as rookie in ’11…S JORDAN BABINEAUX led Titans with 117 tackles last season.