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Titans to pick 20th in NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – When Mike Munchak was hired as head coach of the Tennessee Titans on February 7th, 2011, an uncertain landscape awaited him. The franchise had only recently parted ways with the only head coach in its Tennessee history, and team owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. had already made the decision to begin anew at the quarterback position.
But the foremost concern on the mind of team management, players and fans alike was whether or not there would even be a football season.
A year later, on the heels of a 9-7 season in which the Titans narrowly missed out on a playoff berth, the franchise is once again enjoying stability and a sense of hope. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (8-7) vs. Houston Texans (10-5)
Nashville, TN – Entering the final week of the regular season, the Tennessee Titans (8-7) are still alive in the playoff race. They travel this week to face the AFC South Champion Houston Texans (10-5) at Reliant Stadium (capacity 71,054). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st.
In the Titans’ Week 7 loss to the Texans, they fell behind early and were never able to make up lost ground. The Texans scored 27 unanswered points before quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook for Tennessee’s only score.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to victory. Meanwhile, running back Arian Foster delivered 115 rushing yards and 119 receiving yards and three total touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (7-7) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-7) play their final home game of the 2011 season this week, as they host the AFC South-rival Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) in a Christmas Eve matchup. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Saturday, December 24th.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the Titans are still alive in the playoff chase but must win to preserve their chances. With the the AFC South Championship already clinched by the Houston Texans, the Titans’ path to the postseason would have to be as a Wild Card. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (7-6) at Indianapolis Colts (0-13)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-6) begin a three-game stretch against teams from the AFC South this week, as they travel to take on the Indianapolis Colts (0-13). Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 63,000) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 18th.
This will be the second of two yearly meetings between the Titans and Colts. In the first matchup at LP Field on October 30th, the Titans turned a pair of interceptions into two touchdowns by Nate Washington en route to a 27-10 victory. Tennessee’s other touchdown came after Patrick Bailey blocked a Colts punt and Jason McCourty recovered the ball in the end zone.
Despite their loss last week against the New Orleans Saints, the Titans remain in the playoff chase with three games remaining on the schedule. The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South Championship with their win last week at Cincinnati, but the Titans are still alive in the Wild Card hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (7-5) vs. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (7-5) begin the final quarter of their season this week, welcoming the New Orleans Saints (9-3), the leaders of the NFC South, to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 11th.
In 12 all-time meetings between the two franchises, the Titans lead the series 7-4-1, including a current four-game winning streak that dates back to 1996. Most recently, the Titans won a Monday night game at the Louisiana Superdome by a final score of 31-14 on September 24th, 2007. The Titans and Saints also have squared off in the final week of the preseason in each of the last two years.
With four games remaining on the schedule, the Titans remain in the playoff chase. They are in second place in the AFC South, trailing the 9-3 Houston Texans, but they also are in the Wild Card hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (6-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-6)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (6-5) travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium (capacity 73,967) this week to face the Buffalo Bills (5-6). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 4th.
This week marks the 43rd all-time meeting in the historic rivalry between the Titans and Bills, including playoffs. The two clubs are still owned by the visionaries who founded their teams and helped launch the American Football League in 1960, Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. and the Bills’ Ralph Wilson, Jr. They are the two enduring members of the original eight AFL owners commonly known as the “Foolish Club.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (5-5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (5-5) return to LP Field (capacity 69,143) this week after two games on the road. They square off against their third consecutive opponent from the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6), on Sunday, November 20th.
Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST. The Titans are 7-2 all-time against the Buccaneers, including a 6-0 mark at home. However, the Buccaneers got the better of the Titans in the most recent matchup, winning 13-10 at Raymond James Stadium in 2007.
After that game, the Titans went on a 12-game winning streak against NFC clubs. They have won 13 of their last 15 games against the NFC, and their .711 interconference winning percentage since 2002 realignment ranks third in the NFL.
Tennessee Titans (4-4) at Carolina Panthers (2-6)
Nashville, TN – With the Titans (4-4) at the midpoint of their season, they begin a stretch of three consecutive games against teams from the NFC South this week, traveling to take on the Carolina Panthers (2-6). Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium (capacity 73,504) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 13th.
There is no current NFL team the Titans/Oilers have played fewer times than the Panthers, as this week will be just the fourth all-time meeting. Carolina, which launched as an expansion franchise in 1995, won the initial matchup in 1996, and the Titans took the two most recent pairings in 2003 and 2007.
Tennessee Titans (4-3) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (4-3) reach the midway point in their season and conclude a three-game homestand this week, as they welcome the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) to LP Field (capacity 69,143) in a late afternoon matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:05 pm CST on Sunday, November 6th.
This week’s matchup renews a rivalry with one of the Titans’ most recurring opponents over the last five decades. The two clubs began their series in 1968 and coexisted in the former AFC Central Division from 1970 through 2001. In total, they have played 72 times, including playoffs, with the Titans holding a 39-32-1 edge. The Pittsburgh Steelers (74 games) are the only team to play the Oilers/Titans with more frequency than the Bengals. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (3-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-7)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (3-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (0-7) this week in the second of three consecutive home games. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 30th. The Colts are the Titans’ second consecutive AFC South opponent.
Last week, they hosted the now-first-place Houston Texans (4-3) but were unable to keep up in a 41-7 defeat. With their win, the Texans took sole possession of first place in the division. The Jaguars (1-5 entering Monday night’s game vs. Baltimore) and Colts are in third and fourth place, respectively. The Titans will be playing their 100th regular season game at LP Field this week. In the first 99 contests at the venue, which opened in 1999, the Titans are 62-37 (.626). «Read the rest of this article»
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