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Tennessee's running game: The Titans entered their Week 12 matchup with the Jets averaging 132.7 rushing yards per game, but were held to a mere 45 against New York, and only had the ball for 19:30. Rookie RB Chris Johnson is second in the AFC in rushing yards with 833, and LenDale White is tied for first in the AFC with 11 rushing touchdowns.
Cortland Finnegan: Against the Jets, the Titans CB intercepted his fifth pass of the season, putting him in a tie for the league lead. Lions QB Daunte Culpepper has thrown an interception in all three of his games, tossing five total, so watch for the ball-hawking Finnegan to be looking for another pick.
Tennessee's beast in the middle: Even in the Titans' loss, DT Albert Haynesworth continued dominating, recording 1.5 sacks to extend his season total to a career-high 8.5. Haynesworth, who has been mentioned as an MVP candidate, surely will be looking to help make up for Tennessee's performance against the Jets' run game, which gained 192 yards on the ground.
Did you know?
Before losing to the Jets, the Titans had won 13 consecutive regular-season games, dating back to last season. ... Tennessee will attempt to win its eighth straight road game. ... The Lions have hosted a Thanksgiving Day game every year since 1945. ... Detroit has not won a game since Dec. 23, 2007.