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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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Series History between Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – There also have been 12 all-time meetings in the regular season between the Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears franchises. The series is tied 6-6, and the visiting team has won the last five meetings, dating back to 1998.

Most recently, the Titans traveled to Chicago for a Week 12 battle during the 2016 season and escaped with a 27-21 victory. After falling behind 7-0, they scored 27 unanswered points and withstood a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Bears to clinch the win. Quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 15 of 23 passes for 226 yards with two touchdowns and added 46 rushing yards.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter (21) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter (21) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-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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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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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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Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills Series History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and the 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 linebacker Daren Bates (53) reacts after an interception by cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at New Era Field on October 7th, 2018. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans linebacker Daren Bates (53) reacts after an interception by cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at New Era Field on October 7th, 2018. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans history against Atlanta Falcons

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – After 14 meetings in the regular season, the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons series is tied 7-7. The series dates back to 1972, three seasons into the AFL-NFL merger.

The Falcons won the last two matchups in 2011 and 2015 after the Titans took five consecutive meetings from 1993 to 2007. The Falcons won four out of the first five contests from 1972 to 1984.

This week marks the first time the Titans will play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons. (Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons. (Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers Series History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – There have been 78 combined regular season and postseason meetings between the Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers and the 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.

In 1970, upon the merger of the American Football League and the National Football League, the Steelers and then-Oilers began play in the newly-formed AFC Central Division.

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) is defended by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (23) on a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter at LP Field on November 14th, 2014. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) is defended by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (23) on a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter at LP Field on November 14th, 2014. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans last games against New York Jets

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and New York Jets have met 44 total times in the regular season and postseason during the last 58 seasons. The Titans lead the series 24-19-1, including a win in the only playoff matchup.

The most recent meeting marked the first time the Titans and Jets played at MetLife Stadium, which opened in 2010. Played on December 13th, 2015, the Jets won convincingly, 30-8. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed three touchdown passes, and the Jets defense produced five sacks in the contest.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker ((82) carries the ball against the New York Jets during the last play of the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11 on December 14th, 2014. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker ((82) carries the ball against the New York Jets during the last play of the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11 on December 14th, 2014. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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