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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brian ONeill Vikings Jersey . -- Marcus Mariota knows hes trying to do too much at times to help the Tennessee Titans win, so much that hes had far too many turnovers already this season.The second-year quarterback promises hes working as fast as possible to learn from his mistakes.Theres certain situations that are new to me, Im kind of experiencing on the fly, Mariota said Wednesday. Thats part of this process for me. Its part of the process for any young player. Ill continue to learn and grow.Ball security was a focus this offseason for the quarterback taken No. 2 overall out of Oregon in 2015.Mariota was intercepted 10 times and lost six fumbles in 12 games started as a rookie. Through three games this season, Mariota already has lost two fumbles and been intercepted four times.Tennessee (1-2) is tied for last in the NFL, scoring just 14 points per game and has scored only one offensive touchdown in the first half through three games. That came in the second quarter of the season opener.Well, its the turnovers, and thats on me and things that I can improve on, Mariota said. Thats going to hurt our team no matter what happens or where its going to be at. So if I do a better job taking care of the football, our team will be in better position.Only four quarterbacks have more interceptions than Mariota, whose four picks tie him with Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh, Houstons Brock Osweiler, Carson Palmer of Arizona, Baltimores Joe Flacco and Ryan Tannehill of Miami.Titans coach Mike Mularkey refuses to let Mariota take the blame for his turnovers alone. Mularkey said everybodys at fault, including coaches.The Titans are working with the quarterback on better protecting the ball in practice, something they will keep doing until they get it right.This past game, we had some situations, I thought we could have made some plays on those balls, Mularkey said.Mariota finally will play his first game Sunday against AFC South opponent Houston (2-1). The quarterback missed both games against the Texans as a rookie because of injury, and now he will play the defending divisional champ with J.J. Watt -- the three-time Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year -- out after re-injuring his back.Yeah, thats kind of weird now that you think about it, Mariota said of finally facing a division opponent in his second season. Again, you never want to see a guy go down, and you just wish him well.Watt had 2+ sacks when the Texans sacked Zach Mettenberger seven times in a 20-6 win last season , and Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk fired coach Ken Whisenhunt two days later.Texans coach Bill OBrien said facing Mariota is a big challenge.When he gets out on the perimeter and hes able to use his skill as a runner, its tough ..., OBrien said. Hes doing a good job throwing the ball from the pocket. Hes definitely a dual-threat quarterback.Game notes Mularkey said WR Kendall Wright (left hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, and the Titans are hoping he plays for the first time this season Sunday. TE Delanie Walker (right hamstring) was held out of practice as the Titans work to get him back on the field. Starting LG Quinton Spain (ankle) did not practice, and starting WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring) was limited along with CB Cody Riggs (hamstring).---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker Irv Smith Jr. Womens Jersey . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Mike Hughes Womens Jersey . Tevez, who has had conflicts with coaches in the past, has not been called up since Sabella was named coach in 2011. Argentina boasts Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di Maria. http://www.thevikingsshoponline.com/Youth-alexander-mattison-vikings-jersey/ . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Trips to Auburn havent been kind to LSU in recent years. If that is to change, coach Les Miles 18th-ranked squad will need poised performances from a banged-up offensive line and a recently promoted quarterback making his first road start in the Southeastern Conference.Auburn has already been beaten at home twice this season by Clemson and Texas A&M. In fact, six straight SEC teams have won in Jordan-Hare Stadium.But LSU has dropped six of eight at Auburn, and LSUs offense doesnt exactly look like a juggernaut as it prepares to meet an Auburn defense run by former LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.Quarterback Danny Etling has made only one start for LSU. That was at home this past Saturday, when he completed 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown. Those were by no means staggering numbers, but compare favorably to what LSU quarterbacks have produced during the previous two seasons.Danny understands what he is supposed to do, Miles said Monday. When you go on the road, you connect with your teammates and you connect with your coaches. You make sure you communicate with your teammates. Do your job and focus on things on the field.Etling, a junior who transferred from Purdue, said his action with the Boilermakers as a freshman and sophomore have given him at least a taste of the environment hell have to contend with at Auburn (1-2, 0-1).I have started road games in the Big Ten and that will help me this week, Etling said, noting that Penn State was the toughest place for him to play. I was maybe a little nervous at Purdue. Now, I understand what it takes to win the game. Playing on the road is something I take seriously. But, that is not going to be the deciding factor. I have gotten some good experience. I have some good coaches who can teach me some stuff.Etling first replaced season-opening starter Brandon Harris in the third series of LSUs second game, a victory over Jacksonville State. LSU (2-1, 1-0 SEC) has won both games in which Etling has played, but has stalled a bit in the second half of both games, scoring just one TD after halftime in each. Chuck Foreman Womens Jersey. Danny does a great job moving the ball around, Miles said. He is doing the things we ask him to do. Should this offense come to play for 60 minutes, wed be happy about it.Meanwhile, LSUs offensive line has resembled a game of musical chairs, with eight total linemen seeing action during this weekends victory over Mississippi State because of a spate of apparently minor injuries.Right tackle Toby Weathersby was the one starter who was unavailable at the end of the game with the Bulldogs. Backup Maea Teuhema, who took snaps at both right guard and right tackle, ended the game in Weathersbys spot.We had guys who caught cramps, get injured and got nicks, Miles said. We had seven different combinations.Miles credited offensive line coach Jeff Grimes for doing a great job cross-training the players he oversees to handle multiple spots along the line.They allowed no sacks. Thank goodness (Grimes) works these through in practice, Miles said. All of these combinations had been seen by coach Grimes. There is some camaraderie on that line. The players are committed to each other. No one is rigid about staying in one place. That makes it more comfortable for these guys to move to other spots. This group thinks team first.Center Ethan Pocic was the only starting offensive lineman who did not leave the game because of an injury. Pocic had to switch positions due to the injuries as he played left tackle for two fourth-quarter possessions.It was a rough time Saturday because you hate to see guys going down. But, were used to it -- lining up with different guys, said guard Will Clapp, who was among the lineman that went down, but returned. We have to learn more than our position. Coach Grimes trains us to be big picture. He wants us to learn the whole line, the whole offense.---Online: AP College Football: http://collegefootball.ap.org/ Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 

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