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MCNAIR SITS WHILE TITANS WORK OUT

Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair did not practice Friday, two days before the AFC championship Game against Jacksonville, because of turf toe.

Coach Jeff Fisher said McNair was added to the official injury report as questionable and will be re-evaluated today.

McNair watched Friday's practice with his left foot in a protective boot.

"We'll keep him in the boot until (today) and then see where he is," Fisher said. "The last two days (of practice) irritated it."

McNair has battled the condition for several weeks but has not missed a game.

Through two playoff games McNair has completed 26 of 48 passes for 188 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He has helped the Titans to six straight victories.

The team flew from Nashville to Jacksonville after practice.

Jaguars safety Carnell Lake says it would be foolish to deny that two previous losses to the Titans are a motivating factor for Jacksonville.

"I feel good about having another shot," Lake said. "I think it will definitely give us great momentum going into the Super Bowl if we're able to overcome the Titans. And it will scratch a lot of questions that people have about this team."

Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady says the media crush for Sunday's game is still not as intense as it was for him last year, when he played in the conference title game with the New York Jets.

Instead of a handful of reporters and TV cameras, players are speaking to hordes five and six deep when they enter the locker room.

The Jets drew attention not only for their good play but because of their charismatic coach, Bill Parcells.

"With the Jets we seemed to get a lot more attention along the way," Brady said. "Maybe it was because it was New York and it was such a media blitz there. It seemed like every step along the way, there was more and more hype surrounding the Jets run because we were the hot team in the NFL."

Defensive tackle Jason Fisk is the only member of the Titans to play in a conference championship last season. He was a member of the Minnesota Vikings. But he's not sure if anyone should listen to any advice he has about playing in a title game.

"We lost it last year, so I know what not to do," said Fisk, who signed with Tennessee as a free agent.

The best advice Fisk has for his new teammates is to stay relaxed. The Vikings were just a little tight as they headed into the NFC championship only to lose to the Atlanta Falcons.

"We thought we were just a shoo-in for the Super Bowl. We were a little tight. When they did some stuff, we didn't respond very well," Fisk said.

The last Super Bowl that Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews watched from beginning to end was two seasons ago when John Elway and the Denver Broncos faced the Green Bay Packers.

Matthews usually doesn't like watching the big game because he always ends up feeling his team could have beaten whoever is in the Super Bowl.

But Elway trying to win his first ring was enough of a lure for the 17-year veteran. And who was he rooting for? Elway, of course.

"Absolutely," said Matthews.

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