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The devouring happened during the Titans' season opener against the Oakland Raiders:

First things first: That's the Titans' mascot? I was expecting a Greek god, moon of Saturn or John D. Rockefeller. Apparently his name is T-Rac and he was picked to be an NFL mascot because raccoons are the state animal of Tennessee.

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Most importantly though, the cheerleader emerged from T-Rac in one piece. That's more than you can say for the Raiders, the Titans' opponent on Sunday.

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