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NFL Capsule: Titans at Colts

NFL Capsule: Titans at Colts

TENNESSEE (8-4) At INDIANAPOLIS (8-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 4-8; Indianapolis 8-4

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 22-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 4; Raiders No. 31

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Titans 19-13 OT, Oct. 28

LAST WEEK - Titans lost 24-10 to Texans; Colts beat Lions 35-33

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (19), PASS (19)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (26)

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (18), PASS (5)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (22), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have lost all four games at Lucas Oil Stadium and haven't won at Indy since December 2007. ... Tennessee 3-2 in games decided by seven or fewer points, while Colts 7-1. ... Chris Johnson averages 103.3 yards from scrimmage against Colts and needs 7 yards to reach 1,000 for fifth straight season. ... K Rob Bironas needs six points to join Al Del Greco as only players in Titans history with 900 points. ... Kendall Wright leads rookie receivers with 54 receptions. ... Colts 5-1 at home this season, have won seven of last eight and have four straight home wins over Titans. ... Andrew Luck needs 404 yards to reach 4,000 for season and 456 yards to break Cam Newton's single-season record for rookie (4,051). ... Reggie Wayne needs two receptions to pass Buffalo's Andre Reed (951) for No. 10 in NFL history, three to reach 100-catch mark in games vs. Titans and extend NFL record streak of multiple-catch games to 61, and 12 to produce fourth 100-catch season of career. ... Donnie Avery needs five catches to surpass career high (53). ... TE Dwayne Allen needs six catches to tie Colts' rookie record for receptions by tight end (42). ... Indy ranks 30th in NFL with turnover margin of minus-16. Only Philadelphia and Kansas City have worse marks.

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Ravens make stadium lights red, white and blue to honor front-line workers

Ravens make stadium lights red, white and blue to honor front-line workers

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ravens shifted from their signature purple stadium lights to show the front-line workers how much they appreciate what they're doing.

The incredible gesture is just one of many by the organization.

The Ravens and The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation combined to support four non-profits and have donated $1 million to help aid the fight against coronavirus, the team revealed in a statement on March 20. 

The four organizations are the Fund for Educational Excellence, the United Way of Central Maryland, the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Maryland Food Bank.

"We want to help those in our community who are most affected by the COVID-19 crisis," Ravens president Dick Cass said, according to a statement through the team. "We chose to donate through these four organizations because we are confident they will apply our funds quickly and directly to people in need.”

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Derek Wolfe always wanted to be a Raven — now he gets his chance

Derek Wolfe always wanted to be a Raven — now he gets his chance

New Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolfe has wanted to be a Raven at three separate times during his career. 

The first time was before he was drafted in 2012 when he thought the Ravens might pick him. The second time was before the trade deadline in the 2019 season, when he debated asking Broncos general manager John Elway for a trade to Baltimore. 

The third time was the charm. After the Ravens’ signing of Michael Brockers fell through, they moved quickly to sign Wolfe to a one-year contract. 

“I'm extremely happy,” Wolfe said. “Everything happens for a reason. When things are supposed to happen, they do, and I always felt like I would fit into that organization really well.”

Wolfe thought he’d missed his chance to be a Raven when the signing of Brocks was announced at the beginning of free agency. After the deal wasn’t completed, though, he and his agent moved quickly to get him to Baltimore. 

Once a deal looked possible with the Ravens, Wolfe’s only focus was to get to Baltimore by any means necessary.

“I said, ‘I really don't care about the money,’” Wolfe said he told his agent. “‘At this point, I just want to get on that team. That's the team I want to get on, I want to be on.’

Wolfe’s contract is worth $3 million guaranteed, though he’s eying a bit longer of a stay in Baltimore.

“I feel like if I can come in there and prove myself, then they'll extend me for a few years, and I could be a part of the organization for more than just one year,” Wolfe said. “I'm just going to stick to the plan and trust the process and hope that it all works out for me,” Wolfe said. “I really would love to bring another ring to the city – help bring a ring to the city.”

He’s coming off a career season in Denver where he registered seven sacks in 12 games — a year that was cut short because of a dislocated elbow. 

Injuries have been a bit of a bugaboo for Wolfe, who has played 16 games in a season just three times in his eight-year career and just once in the last five years. While the past isn’t kind to Wolfe’s injury history, he’s confident he’s turned a corner when it comes to health. 

“It's been a bumpy road, but for the most part I've actually been pretty healthy,” Wolfe explained. “These injuries just come...It was the same injury that was nagging, and I finally got that surgery that cleared it up. I dislocated my elbow, obviously, having the best season of my career, showing that I have a ton of football left, and then I go out there and dislocate my elbow. And I think that hurt me.”

Not only confident about his health, but he’s also got high hopes for his new defensive line, too. 

“It was just like, ‘You know what, man? I think we can have the best defensive line in the league, for sure, and we could break records,” Wolfe said. “We could break the rushing record – yards per rush, stuff like that.’ Those are the kind of goals that I like to set.”

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