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Peter King
October 04, 1999
1. Identity CrisisEntering the season it seemed that Treadmills would have been a more appropriate new name for the Tennessee franchise than Titans. After all, when known as the Oilers, the club had hit nothing but dry holes, finishing 8-8 in each of the past three years and folding whenever the going got tough. But not on Sunday in Jacksonville, where, in a battle of AFC Central unbeatens, the Titans rallied from a 17-7 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Jaguars 20-19. The 3-0 start was the first for the franchise since 1991.
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October 04, 1999

The Buzz

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1. Identity Crisis
Entering the season it seemed that Treadmills would have been a more appropriate new name for the Tennessee franchise than Titans. After all, when known as the Oilers, the club had hit nothing but dry holes, finishing 8-8 in each of the past three years and folding whenever the going got tough. But not on Sunday in Jacksonville, where, in a battle of AFC Central unbeatens, the Titans rallied from a 17-7 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Jaguars 20-19. The 3-0 start was the first for the franchise since 1991.

2. Magic Act
You can look at the 2-1 Packers one of two ways: They're lucky they're not 0-3, or they're a gutsy bunch with one of the best clutch players of this era. Bringing his team from behind in the last two minutes for the second time in three weeks, Brett Favre threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to wideout Corey Bradford on fourth-and-one with 12 seconds left to stun the Vikings 23-20.

3. Look Who's Back
Deion Sanders is scheduled to resume his dual role of cornerback-punt returner for the Cowboys on Sunday, when Dallas plays host to the Cardinals. Sanders has been idle for five months following surgery on his left big toe.

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