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Linebacker Kamalei Correa had one crucial tip for how the Tennessee Titans can best handle the franchise's first trip to London for a regular-season game:Sleep as much as possible on the plane."That's the biggest thing man Womens Darius Philon Jersey ," said Correa, who has played in London previously while with Baltimore. "Just get some sleep on the plane because if you don't, then you're not going to be in a good place because as soon as we land we're moving already. We're going to be going to meetings and film and walk-through. If you don't get sleep, you're going to be far behind, so you've got to get some rest."The Titans (3-3) practiced at home Thursday before heading to the airport for the nonstop flight to London. Coach Mike Vrabel joked that the reason for the later departure was because his passport didn't arrive until Thursday. The real reason was much more practical for a franchise that has played outside the United States only twice, both preseason games, with the last in 1994 in Mexico City when still the Houston Oilers."We wanted to try to keep everything as normal as possible," Vrabel said. "We have a great facility here. Guys like to sleep in their own beds, they like to see their wives, they like to see their kids. That's part of their routine. I felt like after talking to some people, you could do it either way."You could go over there and you can spend a week over there, you could arrive Friday morning, and we're excited."The Titans shipped some equipment to London by ship during the summer, taking advantage of having bought extra gear last year when the team spent a week in Arizona between games out West.This is the second trip to London for the Chargers, who played in London in 2008, and for their coach Anthony Lynn. He spent the entire week in England on his first trip. This time, Lynn has checked out how other teams have approached the trip and chose to give his team more time to sleep and game plan before traveling. The Chargers (4-2) stayed in Ohio after beating the Browns last weekend and also are flying to London on Thursday."Hopefully, it works," Lynn said. "Anytime you're on a plane that long, it's not ideal to get off and go through things. But, like I said, we'll get there Friday and we'll have Friday to relax, and Saturday to recover, and go play the game on Sunday."Correa played in London last season while with the Ravens. Safety Johnathan Cyprien, currently on injured reserve, played in London with the Jaguars. Linebacker Will Compton, who is dealing with an injured hamstring Authentic Casey Hayward Jersey , and safety Kenny Vaccaro also have played in London with other teams.Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been on plenty of long airplane rides, and he agrees with his fellow Hawaii native that sleep is the best approach to deal with jetlag. Mariota has had enough practice that he says he sleeps well on planes. The Titans will have seats that stretch out to help them sleep.The Titans will have some time Friday night and Saturday for potential sightseeing, and many of the players have family also traveling. Taking care of business is the Titans' main focus. They've lost two straight and need a win going into their bye to keep themselves atop the struggling AFC South."This will be my first time in London, so I'm excited. The team is excited," safety Kevin Byard said. "But the main thing is to go out there and get a W, and that's what we want to go do."Notes: LB Wesley Woodyard (shoulder) practiced fully for the first time since hurting his shoulder Sept. 30. Vaccaro (elbow) was limited for a second straight day. DL Bennie Logan also practiced fully. Compton, LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder) and LG Quinton Spain (right shoulder) did not practice.Follow Teresa M. Walker at teresamwalker The Browns have endured all types of losses over the past few seasons. They've been painful, lopsided, comical, heartbreaking, head-scratching and last-second.Jarvis Landry described Sunday's defeat differently."An eye-opener," the receiver said.After being so competitive through their first five games, Cleveland was simply overmatched by the Los Angeles Chargers, who rushed for 246 yards, contained and confused rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and wrecked a picture-perfect day near Lake Erie for Browns fans hoping to see their team win two straight home games for the first time in four years.Instead, they watched the Browns (2-3-1) get pounded."They got after us," said Landry, adding he left FirstEnergy Stadium without speaking to reporters following the game because he was frustrated. "Truthfully, it really wasn't nothing to be said. I think it was evident. They came in, and they were the better team."Better by far.The Chargers took it to the Browns, who were coming off an emotional overtime win against Baltimore, a victory that altered the national narrative about Cleveland's season. But just when the Browns turned trendy, they got knocked back."I hate to say that we needed it, but it's something that we needed to happen to us," said Landry, who then backtracked, saying he meant the Browns got tested and failed."I didn't really mean like we NEEDED it Womens Derwin James Jersey ," he said with emphasis. "Obviously, I want to win, that's what I really meant."What the Browns do need is help, especially to replenish a wide receivers group that has been drained by departures and injuries.On Sunday, veteran receiver Rod Streater suffered a neck fracture while covering a punt in the first quarter and is done for the season. Streater was set to play more while Rashard Higgins (knee) and Derrick Willies (collarbone) recover from injuries. Willies underwent surgery on Monday to fix his broken collarbone and isn't expected back until late in the season.In the meantime, the Browns are severely lacking in experience with Landry playing alongside rookies Antonio Callaway and Damion Ratley, both of whom failed to make TD catches on well-thrown balls by Mayfield on Sunday.The Browns signed free agent Breshad Perriman, a former first-round pick with Baltimore, on Saturday and the team will try to get him up to speed in time for this week's game at Tampa Bay.Coach Hue Jackson said general manager John Dorsey will continue to look outside the team for help, but that it may have to come from within."We are not going to make excuses," he said. "We have to coach well. We have to put them into the best situations."We have to help everybody on this team offensively, defensively and on special teams to be as good as we can because nobody else cares about what is going on in Cleveland as far as what players are playing, our injuries or anything like that."It does not matter. We will find a way."One way would be to get Mayfield and Landry in sync.Landry, who has caught more passes in his first five seasons than any player in NFL history, had just two for 11 yards against the Chargers. Mayfield targeted Landry nine times, but the pair is still learning to play together 鈥?and the Browns don't have the luxury of time.Landry admitted being frustrated by his lack of production, but said Cleveland's receivers need to do more for Mayfield."We have to do a better job of helping him out in situations and making one-on-one contested catches," he said."Or when he gets out of the pocket and he's throwing on the run, we have to find ways to get ourselves free from DBs and the coverage to be able to make plays."Cleveland's receiving group looks different than earlier this season, weakened by Josh Gordon's trade to New England. Landry has been double-teamed as defenses focus on stopping him.It's time for the Browns' youngsters to grow up."We trust these guys," Landry said of Callaway and Ratley, who had six catches for 82 yards. "We count on them each week to make plays for us and we give them opportunities in clutch moments, and it's really not about young guys any more. That part is over and everybody has to play at a veteran level if we want to go to where we're headed to."NOTES: Pro Bowl LB Joe Schobert could miss several games with a hamstring injury suffered Sunday. Jackson said Christian Kirksey could move from outside into Schobert's inside spot. ... Jackson said Mayfield is fine after tweaking an ankle when he slipped on the sideline. ... C JC Tretter could miss some practice time after hurting his left ankle on Sunday. ... Jackson said rookie RB Nick Chubb needs more carries. He gained 25 yards on three attempts Sunday. "We need to get more. There is nothing else to say," Jackson said. Custom Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys