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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn't happy with his offense in Thursday's joint practice. He can't be happy with it now with two turnovers on three possessions after that interception. He's probably not thrilled with the defense either after that 17-yard touchdown run that gave the Titans a 17-0 lead.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Ooo wee, Mike Mularkey and Dick LeBeau are going to be smiling tonight. Titans get INT, 2nd turnover of 1st Q, thanks to Jayon Brown and Justin Staples. On the next play, Derrick Henry cruises to rushing TD. Titans look good, up 17-0 on Panthers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Julius Peppers shows at 37 he can still get after a quarterback. Panthers defense finally forced a punt, but Damiere Byrd didn't do the offense any favors fielding that punt inside the 10.

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19 days until the NFL season: One record Bill Belichick doesn't have is most seasons making the playoffs, as Don Shula holds that record with 19. Belichick stands at 15.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Great Titans start. Splash defensive plays could lift this Titans team to even higher heights. Logan Ryan forced a Devin Funchess fumble, Kevin Byard scoops it up, and it leads to Mariota to Delanie Walker TD.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers corner Daryl Worley and safety Mike Adams stared at each other after that Tennessee touchdown catch. Obvious miscommunication on coverage in secondary. Start of the game couldn't have gone much worse offensively and defensively for Caroline as Titans take a 10-0 lead.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers wanted to get wide receiver Devin Funchess more involved early after having only one catch in the preseason opener, First play goes to Funchess and he fumbles.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers second-year cornerback James Bradberry showed with that pass breakup in the red zone the type of plays he made at Wofford to get him the nod as the training camp defensive MVP.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Titans offense responds to challenge from Mike Mularkey with a strong 11-play, 59 yard opening drive. Marcus Mariota contributed on all 59 yards (4-5 passing for 50 yards, 1 rush for 9 yards). Ended with a FG after stalling out in red zone.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans having their way with the Panthers' defense on opening drive. Two big pass completions for first downs so far.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

DeMarco Murray will not play in today'sTitans preseason game vs Panthers. He had been battling a hamstring injury, but he got a couple of full days of practice in and Mike Mularkey said he anticipated him playing. Derrick Henry starts.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Jurrell Casey and Wesley Woodyard raised their right fists at the end of national anthem like last season. DaQuan Jones did not.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons owner Arthur Blank still says there are no concerns about the roof at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open next Saturday with the Falcons' exhibition vs. the Arizona Cardinals. The retractable roof will remain closed for the game and for the start of the regular season. President Rich McKay said no timetable for when the roof will be left opened.

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Seahawks K Blair Walsh said his gestures toward the Vikings' sideline came after his ex-teammates taunting him. es.pn/2x19Hns

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Arthur Blank, "We do have the fastest defense in the NFL."

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Cam Newton stops for fans as he walks off the field.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins signed free-agent linebacker Rey Maualuga on Saturday, a league source confirms. Maualuga will compete with Mike Hull for the starting job at middle linebacker after second-round pick Raekwon McMillan (knee) was injured for the season.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Panthers defense warms up.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Arthur Blank, Governor Deal, and Mayor Reed take the podium to talk about grand opening of 1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "We thought we built the finest sports/entertainment complex in the United States," Blank said.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Auburn fans come out in Nashville to to support Cam Newton.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers are reporting that Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play today against the Titans as a precaution for sore ribs. Quarterback Cam Newton as previously reported also will not play but could be available for Thursday's preseason game at Jacksonville.