NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans experienced the brightest lights possible during the Super Bowl last January.
But playing on Monday night is different.
When the teams hit the field at Adelphia Coliseum on Monday night for an exhibition rematch of one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever, it will be the first such appearance in years for either franchise and the first since both teams switched cities.
"This is a new experience for everybody," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "It's a good warmup for the regular season. They'll get a feel for the emotions and electricity and all those kinds of things that take place on Monday."
The Titans were still the Houston Oilers when Fisher coached his first game as an interim coach in November 1994 only to lose to the New York Giants. The Rams also lost, to the San Francisco 49ers, in 1991 while still in California.
The exhibition also will provide a dry run for both teams since Tennessee has three Monday night appearances scheduled this year, compared to two for St. Louis.
"And there's no better team to kick it off against than the Rams," Titans safety Marcus Robertson said.
St. Louis coach Mike Martz downplayed the rematch.
"This is another preseason game. It's two really good football teams. That's the point. Last year has nothing to do with this right now," he said.
Not everyone agrees. Neil O'Donnell, the Titans backup quarterback, played on Monday night three times during his last season with Pittsburgh in 1995.
"Once the lights come on and the cameras, there's not a better place to be than out there on Monday night," O'Donnell said.
Titans tackle John Thornton grew up in Philadelphia watching football on Monday nights. The defensive tackle will have lots of relatives in the stadium with other friends watching on television.
"You always want to play well because everyone watches Monday Night Football at least for a little while to see the game. We definitely want to come out and play better," he said.
It may be Monday night, but the football will remain strictly exhibition.
Fisher plans to play most of his starters for the first half before turning to the backups. That is a switch from his usual routine because the Titans travel to Philadelphia for another exhibition Friday night.
Martz will try to provide a challenge, but he is more concerned about protecting Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce and Marshall Faulk. Even backup quarterback Trent Green will be pulled if the Rams go too deep into their bench.
"I don't want to expose him to a group where there might be some protection snafus and end up taking a shot at him with the risk of losing him," Martz said.
The Rams' offense doesn't seem to have missed a beat since winning the Super Bowl 23-16. St. Louis won its opener 31-17 over Oakland and scored on the first three series. Fisher expects more of the same, so the Titans will have a couple of defensive schemes ready.
Broncos 26, Packers 20
DENVER (AP) -- Olandis Gary ran for 94 yards and a third-quarter touchdown and Jason Elam kicked four field goals, leading Denver to a 26-20 preseason victory over Green Bay on Sunday.
In a rematch of the 1998 Super Bowl, the Broncos (2-0) broke a 13-13 tie with 10 third-quarter points, and generated 454 yards compared to Green Bay's 344.
Terrell Davis, in his second game since undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right knee, rushed for 28 yards on eight carries.
Matt Hasselbeck went 10-for-15 for 140 yards in the first half for Green Bay (1-1), which played without quarterback Brett Favre.
Raiders 21, Cowboys 20
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Oakland's Scott Dreisbach threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Willy Tate, then a 2-point conversion to David Dunn with 1:08 left.
The Raiders (1-1) trailed 17-3 at halftime despite outgaining Dallas 222-80.
Dallas (0-3) has lost 12 of its last 13 preseason games.
The game was stopped for nearly 10 minutes early in the first quarter when Raiders receiver Terry Mickens injured his neck after a catch. He was mobilized and taken to a hospital for observation, although he was conscious and had feeling in his arms and legs.
49ers 33, Chiefs 10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jeff Garcia threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the 49ers scored on their first five possessions.
Garcia rushed twice for 12 yards, including a 2-yard TD, and was 7-of-8 for 82 yards and another 2-yard scoring play.
Rick Mirer replaced Garcia on San Francisco's third possession and teamed up with Jerry Rice on a 75-yard touchdown as the 49ers got their first win in three exhibition games.
The Chiefs (0-2) trailed 30-0 at halftime and did not score until Warren Moon hit Larry Parker on a 25-yard scoring pass with 7:32 left in the third.
Mirer went 5-of-6 for 114 yards.
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