(Courtesy of PalmersTV)

On Friday, a McCourty twins’ jersey hung from a hook in Tennessee Titans’ cornerback Jason McCourty’s locker. One half of it is navy blue from Patriots’ corner Devin McCourty’s jersey, while the other half is Columbia blue from Jason’s Titans’ jersey.

On Sunday, the identical twins will face each other for the first time in their NFL careers. Jason, who is the youngest by 27 minutes, entered the league out of Rutgers in 2009. Devin stayed at Rutgers for one more season and was selected in the first round by the Patriots in 2010. The jersey was made for the twins' mother, Phyllis Harrell, by a tailor in North Carolina when Devin entered the league. Harrell plans to wear the jersey at Sunday’s McCourty Bowl. The twins also have an older brother, Larry.

“I don’t know if we’re big-time enough to have a bowl named after us,” Jason said earlier this week. “It’s going to be enjoyable. He’s already talking a bit of trash.”

The Titans’ cornerback had the faster 40 time at their respective Pro Days, but Devin still believes he has bragging rights.

“If we go back to the last 40 he ran at Rutgers and the last 40 I ran at Rutgers, I ran a 4.31; he ran a 4.32,” Devin said.

The twins were born in Nyack, N.Y., and later moved to Montvale, N.J. Jason says he's the better basketball player, but Devin disputes that as well.

“I think he's had a concussion,” Devin jokingly said. “He probably forgets that I won most of those battles.” Jason said he hasn’t talked with his brother this week. “I’ve ceased all communication with him, for this week I only have one brother (Larry) and it’s not him,” Jason jokingly said.

OT Otto out, DT Marks doubtful: Offensive tackle Mike Otto (finger/knee) and defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) missed their third consecutive practice Friday. If Marks is unable to play Sunday, coach Mike Munchak is confident he can be replaced by backups Karl Klug, Mike Martin and DaJohn Harris.

Defensive end Scott Solomon underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week, but returned to practice Friday. Solomon wore a sleeve over his knee during the practice.

“Scott is one of those guys who must be a quick healer and uses positive thinking,” Munchak said. “It’s great for him that he might suit up.”

Titans elect captains: Quarterback Jake Locker and offensive guard Steve Hutchinson were selected team captains on offense. McCourty and linebacker Colin McCarthy were named captains on defense and linebacker Tim Shaw was selected captain on special teams.

Munchak just wants Locker to be himself heading into his first career start.

“This is what he’s been waiting for, so just enjoy it,” Munchak said. “It’s easier said than done. I think he’ll be fine.”

Key matchups when the Titans have the ball: The interior line must contend with one of the most imposing linemen in the league in Patriots’ veteran 325-pound tackle Vince Wilfork.

New England will likely move around the nine-year veteran throughout the game. Wilfork could play over center Fernando Velasco, right guard Leroy Harris and right tackle David Stewar. Velasco will be making only his second career start at center.

“It’s hard to believe what he’s been able to do with his size,” said Munchak of Wilfork. “It’s going to be a battle with them up front to create space.”

Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer served as the Giants’ quarterbacks coach in Super Bowl XLII when the Patriots were upset by the Eli Manning-led offense. The Titans and Giants run many of the same concepts on offense. As a result, the offense studied film on the Giants’ win over New England in their Super Bowl rematch last February.

Wide receiver Nate Washington plays in the slot in Palmer’s offense much like the Giants use wide receiver Victor Cruz. The Patriots held Cruz to four catches for 25 yards.

“We gained a lot from (the film) due to the similarities in the offense,” Washington said. “I’ve seen what they did to try to take him out of the game. I think the coaching staff is trying to paying attention to that because they showed him so many different looks.”

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the Tennessee Titans, follow Matt Rybaltowski @CBSSportsNFLTEN.