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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 15th year since the expansion Texans began play and the AFC South was formed in 2002. In 28 games, the Titans are 15-13 against the Texans, including an 8-6 mark at Nissan Stadium and a 7-7 record at NRG Stadium.

While the Titans have the advantage in the series, the Texans have won seven out of the last eight battles, including a current four-game streak.

The last time the teams met at NRG Stadium was November 1st, 2015, when quarterback Zach Mettenberger (22-of-31 for 171 yards and an interception) started for an injured Marcus Mariota (knee).

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium November 1st, 2015. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium November 1st, 2015. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

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Previous Tennessee Titans match ups against Oakland Raiders

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – There have been 48 all-time regular season and postseason games between the Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders organizations, two of the original eight members of the American Football League.

The rivalry has been filled with historically significant contests, including their very first match up. On September 11th, 1960, the Houston Oilers defeated the Raiders 37-22 in the first game of either franchise’s existence.

The Raiders currently hold a 28-20 advantage in the series, including a 4-0 mark against the Titans in postseason play. They have met in an AFL Playoff Game (1969), an AFL Championship Game (1967), an AFC Wild Card Game (1980) and most recently the 2002 AFC Championship Game.

Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates after scoring on a 10-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates after scoring on a 10-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans history against the Detroit Lions

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s Tennessee Titans-Detroit Lions matchup is the 12th all-time meeting between the Titans and Lions. In the 11 previous bouts with the Lions, the Titans hold an 8-3 record.

The Titans have won the last four matchups, including victories in 2001, the 2004 season finale, a Thanksgiving game in 2008 and an overtime thriller at Nissan Stadium in 2012.

The 2008 contest marked the Titans’ first appearance at Ford Field, which opened in 2002.

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Series History between Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-0)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Minnisota Vikings have met just 12 times in the regular season. The Vikings lead the series 8-4, including wins by the Vikings in the last four meetings at Mall of America Field.

The Titans and Vikings have opened the regular season against each other on one prior occasion. In 1989, the Vikings hosted and defeated the then-Oilers on Kickoff Weekend by a final score of 38-7. It was the first of 10 victories during the regular season for the eventual NFC Central Champion Vikings.

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Zach Clayton (69) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23 on August 29th, 2013. (Bruce Kluckhohn - USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Zach Clayton (69) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23 on August 29th, 2013. (Bruce Kluckhohn – USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans series History with Miami Dolphins

 

Tennessee Titans (2-1) at Miami Dolphins (2-1)

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 | 7:00pm EDT/6:00pm CDT
Miami Gardens, FL | Hard Rock Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins will renew a rivalry that began in 1966, when the Dolphins entered the American Football League. The Titans are 16-19 all-time against Miami, including a playoff victory in 1978.

Although they have met 35 times in the regular season and postseason, the Titans and Dolphins have clashed only twice previously in the preseason and have not done so in 27 years. The then-Oilers lost to the Dolphins in Houston during the 1976 preseason, and then in 1989, the Oilers beat the Dolphins in a game that was played in Jacksonville, FL.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Miami won 38-10 on October 18th, 2015. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Miami won 38-10 on October 18th, 2015. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans history against Oakland Raiders

 

Tennessee Titans (1-1) at Oakland Raiders (1-1)

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 | 5:00pm PDT/7:00pm CDT
Oakland, CA |  Oakland Alameda Coliseum | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – There have been 48 all-time regular season and postseason games between the Tennessee Titans and the Oakland Raiders organizations, two of the original eight members of the American Football League. This week marks the 11th time the clubs have met in the preseason.

They are currently tied 5-5 in the preseason series, which began in 1961 with a contest in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates after scoring on a 10-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates after scoring on a 10-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans series history with Carolina Panthers

 

Tennessee Titans play Carolina Panthers Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have played fewer games against the Carolina Panthers than any other NFL team. There have been just five regular season matchups and one preseason meeting (2010) since the Panthers began play as an expansion team in 1995.

The Titans won three consecutive regular season games in the series after losing the initial meeting, but the Panthers bounced back with a 27-10 win at Nissan Stadium in 2015.

In the only preseason game between the teams, the Panthers defeated the Titans 15-7 at Bank of America Stadium on August 28th, 2010.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans kickoff Preseason at Nissan Stadium against San Diego Chargers

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. San Diego Chargers (0-0)

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2016 preseason this week against the San Diego Chargers (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th. The contest is a preview of the two teams’ November 6th regular season meeting in San Diego.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN News 2 in Nashville.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota begins second season

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Despite the curiosity attached to the newcomers, no member of the Tennessee Titans is likely to attract more gazes from the training camp devotees than Marcus Mariota, whose leadership status and steady disposition belie his 22 years and relative inexperience.

As a rookie, the former Oregon Duck recorded 12 total starts, missing four contests due to injury. Even with the abbreviated campaign, he set the club’s rookie passing marks for attempts (370), yards (2,818), completions (230), touchdowns (19) and passer rating (91.5).

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota adds weight in offseason, prepared to run more this year. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota adds weight in offseason, prepared to run more this year. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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A Look at Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected quarterback Marcus Mariota, the former Oregon quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner. Mariota later became the first quarterback in franchise history to start in Week 1 of his rookie season and recorded 12 total starts. He missed four contests due to injury.

Mariota unquestionably raised the bar for franchise rookie quarterbacks, breaking the club’s rookie records for attempts (370), yards (2,818), completions (230) and touchdowns (19).

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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