Topic: AFC South
Titans to pick 20th in NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – When Mike Munchak was hired as head coach of theon February 7th, 2011, an uncertain landscape awaited him. The franchise had only recently parted ways with the only head coach in its Tennessee history, and team owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. had already made the decision to begin anew at the quarterback position.
But the foremost concern on the mind of team management, players and fans alike was whether or not there would even be a football season.
A year later, on the heels of a 9-7 season in which the Titans narrowly missed out on a playoff berth, the franchise is once again enjoying stability and a sense of hope. «Read the rest of this article»
New York, NY - The opponents for all 2012 regular-season games have been determined and a complete list of each team’s home and away matchups was issued by the NFL.
The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis. After the 2008 season, a decision was made to continue with the same rotation in 2010 and beyond. «Read the rest of this article»
(8-7) vs. Houston Texans (10-5)
Nashville, TN – Entering the final week of the regular season, the Tennessee Titans (8-7) are still alive in the playoff race. They travel this week to face the AFC South Champion Houston Texans (10-5) at Reliant Stadium (capacity 71,054). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st.
In the Titans’ Week 7 loss to the Texans, they fell behind early and were never able to make up lost ground. The Texans scored 27 unanswered points before quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook for Tennessee’s only score.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to victory. Meanwhile, running back Arian Foster delivered 115 rushing yards and 119 receiving yards and three total touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»
(7-7) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-7) play their final home game of the 2011 season this week, as they host the AFC South-rival Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) in a Christmas Eve matchup. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Saturday, December 24th.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the Titans are still alive in the playoff chase but must win to preserve their chances. With the the AFC South Championship already clinched by the Houston Texans, the Titans’ path to the postseason would have to be as a Wild Card. «Read the rest of this article»
The Final Horne: Austin Peay Govs not hitting free throws, Lady Govs trying to come together and NFL picks
Clarksville, TN - More than you think went right for Austin Peay in its 77-67 loss to Belmont at the Dunn Center Wednesday night. The Govs shot well enough, making 45.6 percent of their shots to Belmont’s 46.9 percent.
Austin Peay actually made more baskets over all, 26 to Belmont’s 23 and just one less 3-pointer, five for the Govs to the Bruins’ six. APSU even won the rebounded battle 36-35, had one less than Belmont’s 18 turnovers, was outscored in the paint just 26-24 and actually won second-chance points 14-6.
(7-6) at Indianapolis Colts (0-13)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-6) begin a three-game stretch against teams from the AFC South this week, as they travel to take on the Indianapolis Colts (0-13). Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 63,000) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 18th.
This will be the second of two yearly meetings between the Titans and Colts. In the first matchup at LP Field on October 30th, the Titans turned a pair of interceptions into two touchdowns by Nate Washington en route to a 27-10 victory. Tennessee’s other touchdown came after Patrick Bailey blocked a Colts punt and Jason McCourty recovered the ball in the end zone.
Despite their loss last week against the New Orleans Saints, the Titans remain in the playoff chase with three games remaining on the schedule. The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South Championship with their win last week at Cincinnati, but the Titans are still alive in the Wild Card hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
(7-5) vs. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (7-5) begin the final quarter of their season this week, welcoming the New Orleans Saints (9-3), the leaders of the NFC South, to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 11th.
In 12 all-time meetings between the two franchises, the Titans lead the series 7-4-1, including a current four-game winning streak that dates back to 1996. Most recently, the Titans won a Monday night game at the Louisiana Superdome by a final score of 31-14 on September 24th, 2007. The Titans and Saints also have squared off in the final week of the preseason in each of the last two years.
With four games remaining on the schedule, the Titans remain in the playoff chase. They are in second place in the AFC South, trailing the 9-3 Houston Texans, but they also are in the Wild Card hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
(5-5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (5-5) return to LP Field (capacity 69,143) this week after two games on the road. They square off against their third consecutive opponent from the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6), on Sunday, November 20th.
Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST. The Titans are 7-2 all-time against the Buccaneers, including a 6-0 mark at home. However, the Buccaneers got the better of the Titans in the most recent matchup, winning 13-10 at Raymond James Stadium in 2007.
After that game, the Titans went on a 12-game winning streak against NFC clubs. They have won 13 of their last 15 games against the NFC, and their .711 interconference winning percentage since 2002 realignment ranks third in the NFL. «Read the rest of this article»
Atlanta, GA – The Titans’ present — and playoff hopes — took a hit with a 23-17 loss to the Falcons Sunday, but young players on Tennessee delivered sparks that forecasted a bright future.
Rookie first-round draft pick Jake Locker relieved veteran Matt Hasselbeck (strained elbow) late in the third quarter with Tennessee trailing by 20. Locker showed composure, however, in leading the Titans to touchdowns twice in the three possessions he had at the Georgia Dome.
Rookie fourth-round draft pick Colin McCarthy relieved veteran middle linebacker Barrett Ruud in the second quarter, and finished with a team-high 10 tackles, including three for loss, and forced a fumble by Michael Turner that kept the Titans in the game. Will Witherspoon recovered the fumble, giving the Titans the ball at their own 14-yard-line. «Read the rest of this article»
(5-4) at Atlanta Falcons (5-4)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (5-4) go on the road against an opponent from the NFC South for the second consecutive week, as they travel to face the Atlanta Falcons (5-4) on Sunday, November 20th. Kickoff at the Georgia Dome (capacity 71,228) is scheduled for 3:15pm CST. The time was changed to 3:15pm from its originally-scheduled time of noon CST.
Currently in second place in the AFC South after last week’s victory at Carolina, the Titans are looking to gain ground on the first-place Houston Texans, who are 7-3 entering their bye this week. The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) and Indianapolis Colts (0-10) are in third and fourth place in the division, respectively. «Read the rest of this article»
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