LB Lawrence Timmons vs. LB Wesley Woodyard
Timmons continues to be one of the most productive players on the defense as the eighth-year pro leads the team with 99 tackles (69 solo). Last week, Timmons matched his season high with 13 tackles against the Jets. In his first season in Tennessee, Woodyard leads the Titans with 83 tackles (42 solo) and is tied for the team-high with two interceptions. He finished second on the team with 11 tackles in last week's loss at Baltimore. Both linebackers possess the range and athleticism to cover the field and their performances will dictate the success of their defense.
WR Martavis Bryant vs. WR Kendall Wright
The rookie receiver has provided an immediate impact after being inactive the first six weeks of the season. Bryant has recorded 14 receptions for 310 yards and six touchdowns over his first four NFL games. Last week, he registered his first career 100-yard performance as he finished with 143 receiving yards, including an 80-yard touchdown reception. With Antonio Brown being double covered, Bryant may have the opportunity to have another successful performance today. Wright has led the Titans in receptions in each of the last two seasons and is on pace to do so again in 2014. The third-year pro ranks first on the team in receptions (39), second in receiving yards (403) and is tied for the team high with four touchdown receptions.
S Mike Mitchell vs. S Michael Griffin
Mitchell has assumed a larger role in recent weeks as fellow safety Troy Polamalu recovers from an injury. The hard-hitting safety signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent this offseason and currently ranks third on the team with 45 tackles (38 solo). Griffin ranks in the top-three for the Titans in tackles (66, second), sacks (3.0, second) and interceptions (two, tied-first). The ball-hawking safety will have a stiff challenge today as he faces the league's No. 4 ranked passing attack.