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Tennessee Titans roster includes young players with promise

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – While the Tennessee Titans have several veterans scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this offseason, including Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, Jon Robinson has crafted a roster replete with young, promising talent. Possibly no player embodies the combination of hope and early productivity more than A.J. Brown, last year’s second-round pick.

Brown, the 51st overall draft selection in 2019, led Tennessee in every major receiving category as a rookie, totaling 52 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns.

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Tennessee Titans last game against New England Patriots

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 10 of the 2018 season, the Tennessee Titans hosted the New England Patriots and won by a score of 34-10.

On the opening kickoff, WR Darius Jennings returned the ball 58 yards and helped set the tone for Tennessee. As the Titans offense took the field, QB Marcus Mariota constructed a seven-play, 40-yard scoring drive that resulted in a four-yard touchdown pass to TE Jonnu Smith, as Tennessee put up points early, 7-0.

New England’s offense took the field and responded with their own scoring drive.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-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 last game against Houston Texans

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 15 of the 2019 season, the Tennessee Titans hosted the Houston Texans for the first of two contests between the clubs in a three-week span. Tennessee fell to Houston at home, 24-21.

On Houston’s opening possession, Texans QB Deshaun Watson drove his offense down the field into Titans’ territory. On second-and-seven at the Tennessee 20-yard line, Watson’s pass was intercepted at the one-yard line by S Kenny Vaccaro to end Houston’s scoring threat and keep it a scoreless game.

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Tennessee Titans last game against Houston Texans

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 12 of the 2018 season, the Tennessee Titans traveled to the Houston Texans to take on the Texans in a Monday Night matchup. Tennessee lost the contest by a score of 34-17.

Tennessee got on the board first as QB Marcus Mariota led the Titans on a six-play, 62-yard scoring drive. WR Corey Davis helped move the chains with a 19-yard grab for a first down, but the Titans settled for a 31-yard field goal and an early 3-0 lead. As Houston took the field for their first drive, LB Jayon Brown and OLB Derrick Morgan sacked Texans QB Deshaun Watson on third down to force a three-and-out.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs the ball for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs the ball for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans last game against New England Patriots

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 10 of the 2018 season, the Tennessee Titans hosted the New England Patriots and won by a score of 34-10.

On the opening kickoff, WR Darius Jennings returned the ball 58 yards and helped set the tone for Tennessee. As the Titans offense took the field, QB Marcus Mariota constructed a seven-play, 40-yard scoring drive that resulted in a four-yard touchdown pass to TE Jonnu Smith, as Tennessee put up points early, 7-0.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rushes against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (21) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 34-10 on November 11th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rushes against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (21) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 34-10 on November 11th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots Series History

 

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 20th, 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 20th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson to lead Draft Efforts

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This will be Jon Robinson’s fourth draft to lead as Titans general manager.

He was named to the post on January 14th, 2016, and in 2017, controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk added executive vice president to his title.

Robinson selected 23 total players in his first three drafts in Tennessee, and 15 of those picks remain with the club. During the same time period, he has engineered 15 trades and made eight waiver claims (through April 15th, 2019).

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson at the 2019 NFL Combine at Indianapolis Convention Center. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson at the 2019 NFL Combine at Indianapolis Convention Center. (Trevor Ruszkowski-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 history against Jacksonville Jaguars

 

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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 17 years they have been members of the AFC South.

The teams have met a total of 48 times, with the Titans holding a 28-20 advantage.

For eight consecutive seasons (2009–2016), the Titans and Jaguars split the annual series before Tennessee took both matchups in 2017.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs outside for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 17th, 2017. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs outside for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 17th, 2017. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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