Titans and Jags boast big first-down earners

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    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Sunday's Titans-Jaguars game will feature some of the league's most productive players at earning first downs and two guys who have been sure things on third-and-one.

    Here are details courtesy of the Titans excellent weekly supplemental notes.

    Three of the AFC's top six players in first downs will be on the field.

    AFC leaders in first down PlayerTeamRushing 1st downsReceiving 1st downsTotal 1st downsT-1. WR Andre JohnsonHouston 04747T-1. RB Thomas JonesNew York Jets407473. RB Maurice Jones-DrewJacksonville 291241T-4. RB Ronnie BrownMiami 32739T-4. RB Chris JohnsonTennessee 327396. WR Matt JonesJacksonville 03737 The Titans rank first in the NFL in third-and-one conversions, having converted 12 of 13 attempts (92.3 percent). On attempts of third-and-four or less, they are eighth in the NFL with 23 conversions in 36 attempts.

    Both teams have a player who's been a sure thing on third-and-one

    Highest rate of conversion on third-and-one rushing attempts:

    Highest rate of conversion on third-and-one rushing attempts PlayerTeamAttemptsConvertedPercentageT-1. Le'Ron McClainBaltimore77100T-1. LenDale White Tennessee77100T-1. LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego66100T-1. Brad Hoover Carolina55100T-1. David Garrard Jacksonville44100T-1. Willis McGahee Baltimore44100T-1. Dominic RhodesIndianapolis33100T-1. Kevin Smith Detroit331009. Michael Pittman Denver9888.9T-10. Joseph Addai Indianapolis8787.5T-10. Steve Slaton Houston8787.5

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