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Tennessee Titans name Burke Nihill as New Team President

 

Steve Underwood steps back from Full-Time Role

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans elevated Burke Nihill to team President/CEO after being informed last month that current President/CEO Steve Underwood would be retiring from a full-time role. Underwood will remain as a Senior Counselor for the organization.

“I want to start by thanking Steve personally on behalf of myself and my family” said Amy Adams Strunk, Titans Controlling Owner. “Steve’s remarkable 40-year Oilers/Titans career places him among the titans of professional sports executives. His dedication to our franchise is unmatched and I am glad he will remain with us as a Senior Counselor.

(L to R) Burke Nihill as New Team President. (Tennessee Titans)

(L to R) Burke Nihill as New Team President. (Tennessee Titans)

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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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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, New Orleans Saints Game History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In head-to-head regular season matchups, the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints have played a total of 14 times, with the Titans holding a 8-5-1 advantage. That includes a four-game winning streak by the Titans that was broken with a Saints victory in 2011.

The most recent meeting at Nissan Stadium was on December 11th, 2011, when the Saints escaped with a 22-17 victory. Titans rookie quarterback Jake Locker entered the game for an injured Matt Hasselbeck in the second quarter and nearly pulled out an improbable victory.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a 2-yard touchdown catch while defended by New Orleans Saints strong safety Jamarca Sanford (33) in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a 2-yard touchdown catch while defended by New Orleans Saints strong safety Jamarca Sanford (33) in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Chuck Cook-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, Indianapolis Colts Game History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts have played 50 all-time games, including playoffs. The Colts lead the series 34-16, including a current three-game winning streak.

In the first meeting of 2019, played on September 15th, the Colts invaded Nissan Stadium and escaped with a 19-17 victory. The Titans held the lead going into the fourth quarter, but a four-yard touchdown pass from Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett to receiver T.Y. Hilton with less than five minutes remaining in regulation was enough to give Indianapolis the win.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) stiff arms Indianapolis Colts safety Kenny Moore II(42) in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 26th, 2017. (Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) stiff arms Indianapolis Colts safety Kenny Moore II(42) in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 26th, 2017. (Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports)

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Most Recent Matchups between Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars

 

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 18 years they have been members of the AFC South.

The teams have met a total of 50 times, with the Titans holding a 29-21 advantage. For eight consecutive seasons (2009–2016), the Titans and Jaguars split the annual series before Tennessee took both matchups in 2017 and 2018.

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 on December 31st, 2017. (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 on December 31st, 2017. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs

 

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.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) intercepts a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) during the second half at LP Field. The Chiefs won 26-17 on October 6th, 2013. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) intercepts a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) during the second half at LP Field. The Chiefs won 26-17 on October 6th, 2013. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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