Ravens Redux in New York: Titans To Face a Familiar Foe

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Published: September 26, 2009

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... Tennessee and the New York Jets don't exactly share a storied rivalry steeped in bitterness, there are a couple of dubiously familiar faces that the Titans will see on the opposing sideline this weekend.  

Rex Ryan, the former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator, is now the Jets' head coach. He also brought along linebacker Bart Scott, a seven-year veteran from the Ravens who, incidentally, engaged in a war of words with Tennessee fullback Ahmard Hall this week.  

If familiarity breeds contempt, then Sunday's matchup pitting these two teams together could be very well billed as a bona fide grudge match.  

To an extent, that has been the story line for Tennessee this season, with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans having had their share of battles with the Titans over the years.

But this Sunday's game promises to take the animosity and competitiveness up a notch. Simply put, there is genuine disdain here. Granted, Titans coach Jeff Fisher mig...

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