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Tennessee Titans’ history against Detroit Lions

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s Tennessee Titans-Detroit Lions matchup is the 13th all-time meeting between the Titans and Lions. In the 12 previous bouts with the Lions, the Titans built a 9-3 advantage.

The Titans have won the last five matchups, including victories in 2001; the 2004 season finale; a Thanksgiving game in 2008; an overtime thriller at Nissan Stadium in 2012; and a come-from-behind, one-point win at Ford Field in 2016.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Andre Johnson (81) scores the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Tennessee won 16-15. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Andre Johnson (81) scores the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Tennessee won 16-15. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans game history against Cleveland Browns

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s game marks the 68th all-time meeting between the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns. In the previous 67 outings, the Browns own a 35-32 advantage, including separate nine- and six-game winning streaks by the Browns.

However, the Titans have taken the last three battles. The Titans’ nine-game losing streak against the Browns from 1970-74 is tied (Oakland, 1966-73) for the second-longest in franchise history. 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. (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. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans series history against Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – There have been 78 combined regular season and postseason meetings between the Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers and Pittsburgh Steelers in a rivalry that dates back to 1970. The Steelers lead the series 46-32.

There is no other team the Titans/Oilers have met in their history as often as the Steelers, with the Cincinnati Bengals being next most common opponent at 75 games.

Tennessee Titans lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers 40-17 in a Thursday night game on November 17th, 2014.

Tennessee Titans lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers 40-17 in a Thursday night game on November 17th, 2014.

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Series History between Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills contest brings together two of the original teams of the American Football League, founded by two of the visionaries who helped set in motion one of the most significant eras in football history.

It was in 1960 that K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr.’s then-Houston Oilers and Ralph Wilson, Jr.’s Bills became two of the eight teams that began play in the newly-formed league. Adams, Wilson and the other original AFL owners were dubbed the “Foolish Club” for their choice to accept the seemingly impossible task of competing with the National Football League.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Buffalo won 14-13 on October 11th, 2015. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Buffalo won 14-13 on October 11th, 2015. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This is the 43rd all-time meeting between the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans, two of the eight charter members of the American Football League. The Titans lead the series with a 23-18-1 record, including a 22-16-1 record in the regular season and 1-2 mark in the playoffs.

While they met twice per year in nine out of 10 AFL seasons (1960-69), these two franchises have seen relatively little of each other in recent history. Outside of a pair of preseason games (1998 and 2006), they have played just seven times since the Titans moved to Tennessee, although they did square off a season ago.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) dives after being hit out of bounds during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Nissan Stadium on December 11th, 2016. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) dives after being hit out of bounds during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Nissan Stadium on December 11th, 2016. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs Series History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and the 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.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) catches a touchdown pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on September 7th, 2014. (John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) catches a touchdown pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on September 7th, 2014. (John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans game history against New England Patriots

 

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 wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (17) catches a pass over New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December. 20th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (17) catches a pass over New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December. 20th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Game History between Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans

 

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 34 games, the Titans are 18-16 against the Texans, including an 11-6 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 wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Oct. 1, 2017. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Oct. 1, 2017. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders game history

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Including the regular season and playoffs, this week marks the 51st all-time game between the Tennessee Titans and the 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 matchup. On September 11th, 1960, the Houston Oilers defeated the Raiders 37-22 in the first game of either franchise’s existence.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) attempts a pass during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium on November 29th, 2015. The Raiders won 24-21. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) attempts a pass during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium on November 29th, 2015. The Raiders won 24-21. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers Series History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers share a long and storied history. The two teams, founding members of the American Football League, have met 46 times since 1960. The Chargers lead the series 28-17-1.

Most recently, the Titans played the franchise’s first overseas game against the Chargers in London on October 21st, 2018. A touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to tight end Luke Stocker put the Titans behind by one point with 31 seconds remaining.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6th, 2016. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6th, 2016. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

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