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Vols In NFL Saturday Night Football (8/18)

Saturday night football features 16 Vols in six different games starting with a nationally televised game on NFL Network featuring Met Life Stadium's inhabitants, the New York Giants and New York Jets.

New York Giants vs. New York Jets Game Center
Matt Simms is the lone representative for the Vols in this game. Simms did not see any game action last week as the New York Jets (0-1) took on the Bengals.

Yahoo Sports: New York Jets use garbage cans to improve their passing  (Matt Simms)

Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears Game Center
Jonathan Crompton and the Washington Redskins (1-0) will head to Chicago to take on the Bears (0-1) at Soldier Field with an 8 p.m. start.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans Game Center
Parys Haralson and the 49ers (1-0) head to Houston to take on Arian Foster, Omar Gaither and the Texans (1-0) at Reliant Stadium.



Last time out Foster rushed for 11 yards on one carry against the Panthers. Gaither did not see playing time after signing with the Texans the night before.

Sacramento Bee: Houston Texans Star Arian Foster and Kroger Southwest Kick Off Season
KHOU: Texans sign veteran LB Omar Gaither
CBSSports.com: 49ers notebook: LB Aldon Smith no longer using a cane

Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams Game Center
Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) head to St. Louis to take on the Rams (0-1) and Scott Wells in an 8 p.m. contest.

Last time out, Berry saw action for the first time since his knee injury making one tackle against the Cardinals. Dustin Colquitt handled three punts for an average of 37.3 yards/punt.



New York Times: Kansas City Chiefs, 2012 NFL Season Preview
Atlanta Black Star: Chief Eric Berry's Family Helps In His Knee Rehab

Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos Game Center
The Denver Broncos (1-0) boast four Vols, Roberty Ayres, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson and Peyton Manning. Manning will make his debut at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium against the Seahawks (1-0) starting at 9 p.m.

ESPN: Broncos' Jason Hunter suffers triceps tear
New York Daily News: Myers: Peyton set for second act
Denver Post: Peyton Manning to play more for Broncos in second preseason game

Attendance at Broncos summer practices averages nearly 3,000 per day as Manningmania easily replaces Tebowmania as source for Denver excitement. Photo by AP


Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers Game Center
Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys head to San Diego to take on Aubrayo Franklin, Nick Guess and Robert Meachem on their home turf of Qualcomm Stadium in a 9 p.m. nationally televised game on NFL Network.

Last time out, Witten came out of the game after recording two catches for six yards. Later in the week it was reported that Witten lacerated his spleen and will more than likely not see any time tonight. Robert Meachem picked up a tackle for the Chargers, but no catches, in their victory over Green Bay

ESPN: Nobody to blame for Jason Witten injury
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Injured Witten likely done for rest of preseason
Yahoo Sports: Juggernaut Index No. 14: The San Diego Chargers
Chargers.com: Chargers Thrilled With Addition of Explosive Meachem



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