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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry named FedEx Ground Player of the Year

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry finished 2019 with a league-high 1,540 yards on 303 rushing attempts (4.8 avg.). His 16 rushing touchdowns put him in a tie with Green Bay Packers’s Aaron Jones atop the league leaderboard and placed second in franchise annals.

Over the final six weeks of the regular season plus three playoff appearances, Henry totaled seven 100-yard games.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-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, 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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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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Game History between Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have played fewer games against the Carolina Panthers than any other NFL team. There have been just five regular season matchups and three preseason meetings (2010, 2016 and 2017) since the Panthers began play as an expansion team in 1995.

The Titans won three consecutive regular season games in the series after losing the initial meeting, but the Panthers bounced back with a 27-10 win at Nissan Stadium on November 15th, 2015.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Series History between Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In 11 all-time meetings between the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Titans have won nine of the games in the series, which dates back to Tampa Bay’s expansion season of 1976. The Titans won five consecutive meetings from 1989 through 2003.

The first game between the two franchises was a historic occasion. On September 12th, 1976, the Buccaneers, led by head coach John McKay and quarterback Steve Spurrier, played the inaugural game in team history against the Oilers at the Astrodome. The Oilers, coached by Bum Phillips and quarterbacked by Dan Pastorini, won the game by a final score of 20-0.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-14 on September 13th, 2015. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-14 on September 13th, 2015. (Kim Klement-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 host Indianapolis Colts, Steve McNair and Eddie George’s Jerseys to be Retired

 

Tennessee Titans (1-0) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-0) play their home opener this week against the AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts (0-1). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,134) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 15th, 2019.

At halftime of the game, controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and the Titans will retire Steve McNair’s No. 9 jersey and running back Eddie George’s No. 27 jersey. They will become the seventh and eighth players in franchise history to have their numbers retired. Among the 31 other NFL clubs, there is not another No. 9 or No. 27 jersey retired.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott R. Galvin-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, Philadelphia Eagles Series History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s preseason opener marks the seventh time the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles have clashed in the preseason. They split the first six games 3-3.

During the regular season, the two clubs have met on 12 occasions.

The Eagles hold a 7-5 advantage, although the Titans have won five of the last six matchups, including the most recent game in 2018.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) catches a pass against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) for a touchdown to win the game 26-23 during overtime at Nissan Stadium on September 20th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) catches a pass against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) for a touchdown to win the game 26-23 during overtime at Nissan Stadium on September 20th, 2018. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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