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Second-and-9 on the Titans 42-yard line.

It was the fourth quarter of the final game of the year, mere moments separating the Titans and Seahawks from finishing disappointing 2009 campaigns one decade ago.

No playoffs in sight for either team that afternoon, just the promise of a long plane ride home for the Titans, the opportunity to dwell upon what had happened to a season that began with championship aspirations.

But wait, what was this?

Why the pulsating energy in the Titans offensive huddle late in the contest? Why the electricity putting a charge into the chilly, gray afternoon at Qwest Stadium?

There was 37-year-old center Kevin Mawae, on the verge of completing a 16-year NFL career, showing the fire of a rookie as he charged up his teammates.

This is it! This is it! Mawae said, his eyes focused on running back Chris Johnson. Lets make history!

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