12:35 p.m., today

Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

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The Games Within the Game

Today's Subplots

Jaguars at Alltel Stadium

They have a 30-4 record in their past 34 home games.


Oilers/Titans at Alltel Stadium

Have handed the Jaguars three of their four home losses over that span. In the teams' 10 all-time meetings, the visiting team is 8-2.

Former Oilers

DT Gary Walker had 16 sacks in four seasons with Houston/Tennessee; he has 10 this season with Jacksonville after leaving Tennessee as a free agent in the offseason. LB Lonnie Marts was released by the Titans before this season for salary-cap purposes; his 75 tackles for the Jaguars this season ranked second on the team.


Old Titan

Tennessee G Bruce Matthews has played 17 seasons and 266 games -- an NFL record for offensive linemen -- for Houston/Tennessee, but today will be his first appearance in a conference championship.

Jaguars' "Dare McNair" defense

In an attempt to thwart Titans RB Eddie George, Jacksonville plans to put as many as eight defenders near the line of scrimmage and dare Titans QB Steve McNair, who has averaged 94 yards passing in two playoff games, to throw.


Titans QB Steve McNair

Passed for 291 yards and five touchdowns -- including 13 completions for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns to tight ends -- in Tennessee's 41-14 victory over Jacksonville on Dec. 26.

Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith

Smith had 14 receptions for 233 yards and 1 touchdown against Tennessee this season. Smith led the NFL with 116 receptions.


Titans DB Samari Rolle

Rolle has team-high four interceptions this season, all against Jacksonville.