The Tennessee Titans will take on the Saints in New Orleans in both teams' final preseason tuneup before the regular season. There is still some intrigue left in a game that is notoriously scarce on starters. The Titans still need to pin down a starting running back with Chris Johnson still holding out on his contract. The world found out who Jamie Harper was in Week 2 of the preseason when he ran for 83 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries against the St. Louis Rams. Javon Ringer backed up Johnson last year, but has not been able to participate in the preseason due to a hip injury. If Ringer can't get healthy, look for Harper to start the regular season.
The Saints are having a difficult time locking down a starting ball carrier as well. Rookie Mark Ingram had six carries last week to Pierre Thomas' three, but both scored on goal-line carries in the first quarter. Whoever gets trotted onto the field first on Thursday could have a leg up in the competition, though both backs will likely see their fair share of touches throughout the regular season.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, September 1; 8:00pm ET
Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Tennessee: WKRN-Channel 2 in Nashville
New Orleans: CST/Fox 8
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Tennessee: 104.5 FM The Zone
New Orleans: WWL 870 AM, 105.3 FM