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A look back at the Tennessee Titans 2013 Season

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – On the field, the Tennessee Titans were optimistic about their fortunes in 2013 after a 3-1 start, which included a 16-9 victory in the opener at the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Titans became the first opponent to win in the Steelers’ home opener since 2002.

After an overtime loss in Week 2 at the Houston Texans, the Titans played their home opener against the San Diego Chargers, and Ken Whisenhunt, at the time the offensive coordinator for the Chargers, got a first-hand look at one of the Titans’ most dramatic wins ever at LP Field. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans staff comes together

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – One of the first tasks for Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was to hire his coordinators. He settled upon Ray Horton as defensive coordinator and Jason Michael on the offensive side.

Michael spent the last three seasons as the tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers, working with tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. In 2013, Gates led the Chargers in receptions (77), Green posted a 22.1-yard receiving average.

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After finishing 7-9, Tennessee Titans change focus to 2014

 

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Ken Whisenhunt hired as head coach; Titans to pick 11th in NFL Draft

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have turned the page on the 2013 season and enter 2014 in the midst of significant change. A new coaching staff has been assembled to guide the team’s youthful roster, and the organization now begins the process of strengthening the core of the team.

On January 13th, Ken Whisenhunt was hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history. He replaced Mike Munchak, who led the team from 2011 through the end of the 2013 campaign. During Munchak’s tenure, the Titans had a record of 22 wins and 26 losses, including a 7-9 mark in 2013.

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Tennessee Titans select Ken Whisenhunt to replace Mike Munchak as head coach

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt to become the 17th head coach in franchise history.

“This is a big day for this franchise,” said Titans President/CEO Tommy Smith.  “Ken is a well-respected coach in this league and I am looking forward to seeing his vision become reality for this team. He has a history of building successful offenses and took Arizona to a Super Bowl as a head coach. We all share a common goal for this team and that is to build a consistent winner. I want to thank Ruston for his hard work in the process and the quality candidates that he brought in for interviews.”

Ken Whisenhunt is the new head coach of the Tennessee Titans.

Ken Whisenhunt is the new head coach of the Tennessee Titans.

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Tennessee Titans hit the road to face Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 | 1:00pm EST/Noon CST
EverBank Field | Jacksonville, FL | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (5-9) play their final road game of 2013, traveling to face the AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10). Kickoff at EverBank Field (capacity 67,246) is scheduled for 1:00pm EST/noon CST on Sunday, December 22nd.

The Jaguars are the Titans’ longest-standing division rival. In 38 all-time meetings, including playoffs, the Titans hold a 21-17 advantage.

Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13).  (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13). (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans lose thriller in OT 37-34 to Arizona Cardinals at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Late in the fourth quarter, the Tennessee Titans (5-9) were down 34-17 to the Arizona Cardinals (9-5) when they scored 17 straight points in the final 3:12 to force overtime. The Titans tied the game when quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with Michael Preston for an 8 yard touchdown pass with 0:14 second left to play.

In overtime, Tennessee won the toss. On the third play of the drive, Fitzpatrick’s pass to Preston was intercepted by Antoine  Cason at the Arizona 30 and run back 16 yards. The Cardinals used a heavy dose of runningback Rashard Mendenhall to move the ball to the Titans 23 yard line. From there, Jay Feely kicked a 41 yard field goal to give Arizona a 37-34 victory.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) rushes against Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington (58) during the first half at LP Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) rushes against Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington (58) during the first half at LP Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take on Arizona Cardinals at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (5-8) vs. Arizona Cardinals (8-5)

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 | 3:25pm CST
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (5-8) play their first home game since November 14th, hosting the NFC Wild Card hopeful Arizona Cardinals (8-5). The kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) was flexed from its original time and now is scheduled for 3:25pm CST on Sunday, December 15th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on Fox, including Nashville affiliate WZTV Fox 17. Justin Kutcher will handle play-by-play duties while Charles Davis provides analysis and Kristina Pink reports from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans lose first half lead to fall 51-28 to Denver Broncos

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (5-8) went into the 4th quarter down only 6 points to the Denver Broncos (11-2) at Mile High Stadium Sunday afternoon.

But that’s when Peyton Manning went to work taking advantage of a worn down Titans defense to score 17 unanswered points and lead the Broncos to a 51-28 blowout win.

Denver’s Matt Prater hit a 64 yard field goal at the end of the second quarter to set an NFL record.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) pulls in a forty one yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) pulls in a forty one yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans on the road Sunday to face Indianapolis Colts

 

Tennessee Titans (5-6) vs. Indianapolis Colts (7-4)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 | Noon CST
Lucas Oil Stadium | Indianapolis, IN | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (5-6) play their second of three consecutive road games this week, traveling to Indianapolis to face the AFC South’s first-place Indianapolis Colts (7-4). Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 63,000) is scheduled for 1:00pm EST/noon CST on Sunday, December 1st.

This is the second Titans-Colts matchup in three weeks. On Thursday night, November 14th, the Titans hosted the Colts in a primetime game, only to fall by a final score of 30-27. They now look to break a streak of four consecutive losses to the Colts and earn their first win in Indianapolis since 2007.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay Governors Football hosts Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday at Governor’s Stadium

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - The Austin Peay football team will look to earn that elusive first win of the season under first year head coach Kirby Cannon on Saturday, as Jacksonville State comes to Governor’s Stadium for a 4:00pm kick-off.

This the third of four homes this season for the Governors, who will play eight road contests this season.

Austin Peay Football hosts Jacksonville State on Saturday

Austin Peay Football hosts Jacksonville State on Saturday

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