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Tennessee Titans series History against New England Patriots

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Houston Oilers and Boston Patriots were charter members of the American Football League in 1960. In the league’s inaugural season, the Oilers swept both games, winning 24-10 in New England and 37-21 in Houston.

The teams met 20 times as part of the AFL (1960-69), with the Patriots earning a 10-9-1 advantage.

Upon the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Oilers moved to the AFC Central Division, and the Patriots began play in the AFC East. They officially became the New England Patriots in 1971.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws under pressure during the second half of the New England Patriots 33-16 win over the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on December 10th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws under pressure during the second half of the New England Patriots 33-16 win over the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on December 10th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans hit the road to face New England Patriots, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (10-7) vs. New England Patriots (13-3)

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 • 8:15pm ET/7:15pm CT
Foxborough, MA | Gillette Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Following a one-point victory in the Wild Card Round, the Tennessee Titans (10-7) travel this week to face the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots (13-3) in a primetime Divisional Round matchup. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium (capacity 66,829) is scheduled for 8:15pm ET/7:15pm CT on Saturday, January 13th, 2018.

This is the third time the two franchises have met in the postseason, having split the previous two outings. The last time was January 10th, 2004, when the Patriots edged the Titans 17-14 in the bitter cold of Foxborough, MA.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Daniel Sorensen (49) during the third quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Daniel Sorensen (49) during the third quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans game history against Kansas City Chiefs

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs are historic rivals that played an integral role in the formation of the current NFL landscape. In 1959, late Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. and the late Lamar Hunt, founder of the Chiefs, spearheaded the “Foolish Club,” a group of eight original American Football League teams that would begin play in 1960.

Adams’ Oilers played in Houston until moving to Tennessee in 1997, while Hunt’s original Dallas Texans moved to Kansas City in 1963. In 1970, the AFL and NFL merged, and the Oilers and Chiefs became members of the American Football Conference.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) leaps for yardage against Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) during the second half at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17 on October 6th, 2013. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) leaps for yardage against Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) during the second half at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17 on October 6th, 2013. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans travel to Kansas City Chiefs for Wild Card game

 

Tennessee Titans (9-7) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | 3:35pm CST
Kansas City, MO | Arrowhead Stadium | TV: ESPN/ABC

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Entering the postseason for the first time in nine years, the Tennessee Titans (9-7) travel this week to face the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) in the Wild Card Round. Kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium (capacity 76,416) is scheduled for 3:35pm CST on Saturday, January 6th, 2018.

This is the third time the two franchises have met in the postseason but the first since the Titans have played in Tennessee.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) rushes against Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 15-10. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) rushes against Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 15-10. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans history against Jacksonville Jaguars

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the Tennessee Titans’ longest-standing division rival. The clubs have met at least twice each year since Jacksonville began play as an expansion franchise in 1995. For the first seven seasons of the rivalry they played in the AFC Central, and for the last 16 years they have been members of the AFC South.

The teams have met a total of 46 times, with the Titans holding a 26-20 advantage. For the last eight seasons (2009–2016), the Titans and Jaguars have split the annual series.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars won 38-17 on December 24th, 2016. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars won 38-17 on December 24th, 2016. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans Series History against Arizona Cardinals

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s game renews a rare rivalry between the Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals. Of all opponents that have been in existence since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Cardinals have played the Oilers/Titans the fewest amount of times—10 games total. The Cardinals lead the series 6-4, including a win in the most recent matchup in 2013.

There have been just three Titans-Cardinals games (2005 and 2009) between the clubs in their current incarnations—the Cardinals played in St. Louis from 1960-87 (they played in Chicago prior to that), and the Titans were the Houston Oilers (1960-96) and Tennessee Oilers (1997-98) prior to taking their current name in 1999.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) rushes against Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington (58) during the first half at LP Field on December 15th, 2013. (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 on December 15th, 2013. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans Series History against Houston Texans

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans-Houston Texans rivalry is in its 16th year since the expansion Texans began play and the AFC South was formed in 2002. In 31 games, the Titans are 16-15 against the Texans, including a 9-6 mark at Nissan Stadium and a 7-9 record at NRG Stadium.

While the Titans have the advantage in the series, the Texans have won nine out of the last 11 battles. The Titans broke the Texans’ five-game winning streak in the series in the 2016 season finale at Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scores a touchdown ahead of Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the second quarter at NRG Stadium Oct. 1, 2017. (Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scores a touchdown ahead of Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the second quarter at NRG Stadium Oct. 1, 2017. (Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s game will mark the 47th all-time contest between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts lead the series 31-15. Earlier in 2017 (October 16th), the Titans snapped the Colts’ 11-game winning streak in the series with a 36-22 victory at Nissan Stadium.

The Titans scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a 53-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to Taywan Taylor that broke a 22-22 tie with less than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s game marks the 66th all-time meeting in the regular season between the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. In the previous 65 outings, the Browns own a 35-30 advantage, including separate nine- and six-game winning streaks by the Browns.

The Titans’ nine-game losing streak against the Browns from 1970-74 is tied (Oakland, 1966-73) for the second-longest in franchise history.

Additionally, the clubs have played one playoff game, a 24-23 Wild Card win by the Oilers in 1988.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) carries the ball in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Nissan Stadium on October 16th, 2016. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) carries the ball in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Nissan Stadium on October 16th, 2016. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the Tennessee Titans’ longest-standing division rival. The clubs have met at least twice each year since Jacksonville began play as an expansion franchise in 1995. For the first seven seasons of the rivalry they played in the AFC Central, and for the last 16 years they have been members of the AFC South.

The teams have met a total of 45 times, with the Titans holding a 25-20 advantage. For the last eight seasons (2009–2016), the Titans and Jaguars have split the annual series.

The majority of Titans-Jaguars contests have been highly competitive.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) completes a pass in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium. The Titans won 36-22 on October 27th, 2016. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) completes a pass in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium. The Titans won 36-22 on October 27th, 2016. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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