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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry named FedEx Ground Player of the Year

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry finished 2019 with a league-high 1,540 yards on 303 rushing attempts (4.8 avg.). His 16 rushing touchdowns put him in a tie with Green Bay Packers’s Aaron Jones atop the league leaderboard and placed second in franchise annals.

Over the final six weeks of the regular season plus three playoff appearances, Henry totaled seven 100-yard games.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans look forward to 2020

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – On January 19th, 2020, the final chapter was written on a memorable season for the Tennessee Titans. Appearing in the organization’s first AFC championship game in 17 years, the Titans’ storybook finish came up one win shy of a Super Bowl berth.

When the Titans fell to the eventual Super Bowl LIV champion Chiefs in Kansas City, a season that began inauspiciously managed to end suddenly and prematurely.

Tennessee Titans' Mike Vrabel enters third offseason as head coach; Titans hold 29th pick in NFL Draft. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans’ Mike Vrabel enters third offseason as head coach; Titans hold 29th pick in NFL Draft. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans face Kansas City on the Road in AFC Championship Game

 

Tennessee Titans (11-7) at Kansas City Chiefs (13-4)

Sunday, January 19th, 2020 | 2:05pm CT
Kansas City, MO | Arrowhead Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (11-7) travel to Kansas City this week to play the Chiefs (13-4) in the AFC championship game. Kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium (capacity 76,416) is scheduled for 2:05pm CT on Sunday, January 19th.

The winner will represent the AFC in Super Bowl LIV, which is scheduled for February 2nd in Miami Gardens, FL. The AFC champion will face the winner of Sunday’s NFC championship matchup in San Francisco between the 49ers and the Green Bay Packers (5:40pm CT).

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Tennessee Titans travel to Baltimore Ravens for Divisional Playoff Game

 

Tennessee Titans (10-7) at Baltimore Ravens (14-2)

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 8:15pm ET/7:15pm CT
Baltimore, MD | M&T Bank Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (10-7) travel to Baltimore this week to face the AFC North champion Ravens (14-2) in an AFC divisional playoff game. Kickoff at M&T Bank Stadium (capacity 71,008) is scheduled for 8:15pm ET/7:15pm CT on Saturday, January 11th.

The winner will advance to the AFC championship game to play either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Houston Texans, who meet Sunday in Kansas City. The Titans and Ravens have met on three previous occasions in the postseason, with the Ravens holding a 2-1 advantage.

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Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans Game History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans-Houston Texans rivalry is in its 18th year since the expansion Texans began play and the AFC South was formed in 2002. In 35 games, the Titans are 18-17 against the Texans, including an 11-7 mark at Nissan Stadium and a 7-10 record at NRG Stadium.

In the last three seasons, the Titans and Texans have split the annual series, with the home team taking each game.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) passes against the Houston Texans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 15th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) passes against the Houston Texans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 15th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans fact Houston Texans with Playoff Berth on the Line

 

Tennessee Titans (8-7) at Houston Texans (10-5)

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 3:25pm CST
Houston, TX – | NRG Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With a playoff berth on the line, the Tennessee Titans (8-7) conclude their regular season schedule this week with trip to play the AFC South champion Houston Texans (10-5). Kickoff at NRG Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 3:25pm CST on Sunday, December 22nd.

The Titans are still alive in the AFC playoff chase with a chance to capture the second wild card, the final spot in the conference’s six-team postseason field. With a Titans win at Houston, the Titans would secure the sixth-overall seed.

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Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs last meeting

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 1 of the 2017 playoffs, the Tennessee Titans traveled to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Wild Card weekend. Tennessee scored 19 unanswered points in the second half and did not allow the Chiefs to score in the third or fourth quarter, as the Titans won by a score of 22-21 and advanced to the Divisional Round.

Both the Chiefs and Titans punted on their opening possessions. On Kansas City’s second possession, Chiefs QB Alex Smith drove his offense down the field with help by a 45-yard reception from Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill and a 27-yard reception from Chiefs TE Travis Kelce.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans young offense has talent

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who finished his fourth NFL season, missed three total starts in 2018 due to injuries. Nevertheless, he posted his third consecutive winning record as a starter (7-6) and set the franchise single-season record with a 68.9 completion percentage.

Mariota’s 27 wins as a starting quarterback in his first four years with the club rank second in franchise annals behind only George Blanda’s 34 victories. Mariota is the fifth player in NFL history to record 12,000 passing yards (12,004) and 1,200 rushing yards (1,270) in his first four NFL seasons, joining Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Jeff Garcia and Blake Bortles.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during warm ups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during warm ups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

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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 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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