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Titans vs Bengals 2014: Pre-Game Open Thread / Final Injury Report

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Discuss all the action leading up to today's match-up here.

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Before we get into more matchup related items, we must first address the agenda on our hearts this morning. Rob Bironas, the Titans long time kicker who was with the team up until last season, was tragically killed overnight in a single vehicle accident. Titans nation is in mourning after losing one of their own. The team needs to go out and win for Robby B. today.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can&#39;t tell you how many games he won us over my 7yrs with him but I can tell you he was a great… <a href="http://t.co/RSuqZqfc8N">http://t.co/RSuqZqfc8N</a></p>&mdash; Michael Griffin (@MikeGriff33) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGriff33/status/513665311313502209">September 21, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Titans take on the Bengals at 1pm EST in Cincinnati. The Bengals will have AJ Green on board after a quick recovery from last week's injury. They are missing a few other key pieces, however; including RG Kevin Zeitler, WR Marvin Jones (who is their normal # 2), and ILB Vontaze Burfict, who has been the best 4-3 middle linebacker through two games by a good margin. The Titans have an ailing McCourty, who they'll need a good day out of, but the rest of the team looks ready to go.

I thought I'd include a few interesting links ahead of game time as well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> QB Jake Locker faces the biggest game of his career so far, writes <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidClimer">@DavidClimer</a> <a href="http://t.co/JmlfvVv2a8">http://t.co/JmlfvVv2a8</a> <a href="http://t.co/nwIqeRwRV7">pic.twitter.com/nwIqeRwRV7</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/512984176099094528">September 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Three key matchups for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> vs. Bengals: <a href="http://t.co/2vCV8Zgs1J">http://t.co/2vCV8Zgs1J</a></p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/glennonsports/status/513341938981167104">September 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Here's the final injury report for both teams.

BENGALS WED THUR FRI STATUS
WR Marvin Jones Foot DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Vontaze Burfict Concussion DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
RB Rex Burkhead Knee DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
LB Sean Porter Hamstring DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
DT Brandon Thompson Knee DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
OG Kevin Zeitler Calf DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
WR A.J. Green Toe DNP LP FP PROBABLE
S Shawn Williams Groin LP LP FP PROBABLE
OG Mike Pollak Knee DNP FP FP PROBABLE
OT Andrew Whitworth Knee DNP FP FP PROBABLE
OG Clint Boling Rest -- DNP FP PROBABLE
TITANS WED THUR FRI STATUS
CB Jason McCourty Groin LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
LB Wesley Woodyard Ankle LP LP FP PROBABLE
RB Dexter McCluster Foot LP FP FP PROBABLE
QB Charlie Whitehurst Right Finger FP FP FP PROBABLE

Go Titans!