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Who is going to start where for the Tennessee Titans.

New info about what the backups will be doing.

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The Tennessee Titans have had their fair share of injuries this year, and the hits keep coming. While there haven't been any new injuries, old injuries have limited the Titans from playing at full strength. With the game starting in a little over an hour, John Glennon has some news about what the starters will look like.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looney remains starting C today, though Gallik available. <a href="">#Titans</a></p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="">November 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I kinda hate this move to be honest. I really wanted to see what Andy Gallik looked like compared to a short term answer in Joe Looney. Now to be fair Looney has much more experience than the rookie and he has been a part of some great lines. If Looney finishes this season strong, then maybe he could be the answer.

However, I would imagine that if the Titans invested resources into Gallik, they would like to see what he can do and this group especially includes GM Ruston Webster.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also for <a href="">#Titans</a>, Sensabaugh starts for Cox.</p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="">November 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Justin Hunter starts for Douglas for <a href="">#Titans</a>. Woods remains starting NT, though Hill available.</p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="">November 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Not much new info here, but it is interesting that even though Hunter continues to struggle, he is going to start today.

Defensively, it may surprise you to know that the two highest rated cornerbacks on the team according to PFF are Coty Sensabaugh and Cody Riggs. While Riggs has an extremely small sample size, Sensabaugh actually leads all cornerbacks in snaps this year and has done well. In fact it is Sensabaugh, not Jason McCourty, Perrish Cox, or Michael Griffin that leads this team in interceptions. So, all this is to say that maybe the Titans aren't as depleted at that position as people thing. At least in the short term anyway.

I would expect to see Woods start like he said, but this defense is not afraid to have mass substitutions in the front seven, and two backups for the Titans (Karl Klug and Angelo Blackson) have combined to play nearly 200 snaps this year. So expect to see Hill's name more than a few times.