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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 Football hosts UMass Saturday

 

Tennessee vs. UMass

Saturday, September 23rd, 201 | 11:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Neyland Stadium | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Volunteers Football takes on UMass on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. The game will feature a noon ET kickoff on SEC Network.

Tennessee (2-1) is coming off a 26-20 road loss to Florida on September 16th. Junior running back John Kelly set career highs with 141 rushing yards and 96 receiving yards and played a major role in the Vols’ second half rally before the Gators took the win on a Hail Mary with time expiring.

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Tennessee Titans head to Tampa Bay Buccaneers to begin regular season

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0)

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 | 3:25pm CDT
Tampa, FL | Raymond James Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2015 regular season this week with a road trip to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0). Kickoff at Raymond James Stadium (capacity 65,908) is scheduled for 4:25pm EDT/3:25pm CDT on Sunday, September 13th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Andrew Catalon will handle play-by-play duties, while Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein will serve as analysts.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans are on the road Sunday to take on the Washington Redskins

 

Tennessee Titans (2-4) at Washington Redskins (1-5)

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT/Noon CDT
Landover, MD | FedExField (85,000) | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-4) travel to face the Redskins (1-5) this week. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 1:00pm EDT/noon CDT on Sunday, October 19th.

The Titans and Redskins have met on only 11 prior occasions in the regular season, with the Titans holding a 6-5 advantage. In two appearances at FedExField, which opened in 1997, the Titans are 2-0, earning wins in 2000 and 2006. Meanwhile, the Redskins have won both matchups at LP Field in the same time period (2002 and 2010).

Tennessee Titans running back Leon Washington (29) catches a pass during warm ups prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Leon Washington (29) catches a pass during warm ups prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans start Preseason at LP Field against the Washington Redskins Thursday, August 8th

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. Washington Redskins (0-0)

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 • 7:00pm CDT
LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) open their 2013 preseason schedule this week at home against the Washington Redskins (0-0). Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Thursday, August 8th.

The Redskins have visited LP Field on three previous occasions, twice in the regular season (2002 and 2010) and once in preseason (2007). In the all-time regular-season series, the Titans hold a slight 6-5 advantage.

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Tennessee Titans visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Second Preseason Game Friday

 

Tennessee Titans (0-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)

Friday, August 17th, 2012 • 6:30pm CDT • Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL • TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-1) continue the preseason this week at Tampa Bay, traveling to face the Buccaneers (1-0) at Raymond James Stadium (capacity 65,908). Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30pm CDT on Friday, August 17th.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN-Channel 2 in Nashville. Cory Curtis will handle play-by-play duties, while former Titans running back Eddie George and former Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck will provide analysis. Dawn Davenport will report from the sidelines. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans return home to face the Tampa Bays Buccaneers

 

Tennessee Titans (5-5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)
Sunday, November 27th, 2011 • Noon CST • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

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Titans return to LP Field to host Washington Redskins

 

Tennessee Titans (5-4) vs. Washington Redskins (4-5)
Sunday, November 21st, 2010 • Noon CST • LP Field • Nashville, Tennessee • TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (5-4) play their first home game in nearly a month this week, as they host the Washington Redskins (4-5) at LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 21st.

The Titans enter the game with a 12-game winning streak against teams from the NFC. The streak already is the longest in franchise history and the longest current streak in the NFL. Adding one more victory to the run would put the Titans in a tie with the 1978-81 Miami Dolphins and 1987-90 New Orleans Saints for the second-longest interconference winning streak since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, behind only the 2005-09 Patriots’ streak of 17 non-conference wins. «Read the rest of this article»

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Meet the new ball coach

 

utfootballIt was easy to forget prior to kick-off a football game was being played on Halloween night. Not only was Lane Kiffin keeping in the headlines with his comments regarding the officiating at the Alabama game, the fan base was distracting itself with a fashion controversy. Were the Vols going to appear in black jerseys? More importantly, should they? After all, black is not a traditional Tennessee color, and UT is nothing if not a school grounded in tradition.

Another UT tradition is losing to Steve Spurrier. Stretching back to his first job as a head coach at Duke, the Vols have a 5-13 record against him. Philip Fulmer had a particularly dismal 3-8 record against the Old Ball Coach.

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