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Bittersweet return for Klug

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MINNEAPOLIS (WXOW) - Some athletes find playing in front of friends and family adds to their nerves. Not Karl Klug.

"I would honestly say [it's] easier for me," Klug said. "It felt like a home game to be honest."

That's because the second year Tennessee Titans defensive tackle got a chance to catch up with his mom and sister before Sunday's game against the Vikings, and plenty of cheers during the action.

Klug said, "Last time I was here I heard people in the stands yelling out, 'Hometown Caledonia,' so that was cool. I heard that again [Sunday]."

Unfortunately, the busloads of support translated into just one tackle and a 23 point loss for Klug's Titans.

"We just struggled in every aspect, really, stopping the run, pass," he said. "I guess we got the two takeaways, but other than that it was a rough day."

That was made a little tougher having to "face the music" afterward.

Klug said, "...More embarrassing because you lose 30-7, you've got to come out and talk to family after something like that, but life goes on, right?"

The support for Klug also endures. Especially come December 23rd when the Titans play the Packers.

"Oh yeah," Klug said. "We've got to come away with a win in that one."

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