2016 was a big year for the Tennessee Titans in more ways than one. With the change in team ownership, renovations in their home stadium, and altering management, the team worked towards an impressive performance. And they delivered. Jon Robinson’s foresight resulted in Demarco Murray’s draft, who had been one of the best rushers in the AFC by that point.
The Titans came out of 2016 with a stable, well-knit team and management, and a performance that impressed all. This all proved to be worth it in the 2017 season. The Titans finished the regular season 9-7 subsequently facing the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card Playoffs. Coming out on top of a close game, the Titans won 22-21. Unfortunately they lost to the Patriots in the AFC Divisional Playoffs 35-14.
The Titans plan to come back even stronger in 2018. Be prepared. The Titans are coming into this year looking to make some noise in the AFC South. Led by a talented offense consisting of hungry veterans and determined up-and-comers, the Titans look poised for a breakout year. Tennessee will have to beat out rivals, the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans, for a division crown.
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Standout Moments in Tennessee Titans’ History
Jake Locker’s 94 yard drive in 2013 - The Titans were trailing behind the Los Angeles Chargers 17-13 on September 22, 2013, when Jake Locker maneuvered a 10-play drive across 94 yards just under a minute and a half. A touchdown pass to Justin Hunter, the receiver, with fifteen seconds left to win sealed the deal. The crowd went crazy at LP Field as a lost cause completely flipped around within the last minute. The Titans won this encounter against the Chargers 20-17.
Titans/Bills Shootout in 2012 - A Titans/Bills faceoff at the Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 21, 2012 ended in a shootout with the Titans getting the last kick. QB Matt Hasselbeck passed it to Nate Washington over a fifteen yard touchdown with just a minute left after which the Titans pulled out. The Titans were able to squeeze pass the Buffalo Bills with a 35-34 win.
Drew Bennett’s remarkable three-week run in 2004 - Towards the end of football season, Bennett pulled off an exemplary performance even when his team didn’t. While the Titans lost to Oakland, Kansas City and Indianapolis, Bennett recoded a total of 28 passes over 517 yards and a total of eight touchdowns. This performance established him as one of the best three-game performances by wide receivers of the era.
Tennessee Titans Arch Rivals
Indianapolis Colts –The Colts share Titans status by being the only other team to have won the AFC South Division as yet. The rivalry was particularly shaken up when the Colts’ Peyton Manning and the Titans’ Steve McNair shared the NFL MVP Award in 2003.
The Houston Texans – The Texan-Titans rivalry is one that has led to many fist-fights and stadium-side brawls on the field and amongst spectators as well. This reached its peak in 2011 since both the teams were in pursuit of the division title, which the Texans eventually won. The year 2017 began with a 24-17 home-field win for the Titans. Let’s see what the 2017 NFL season brings.
Greatest Players in Tennessee Titans History
The Tennessee Titans were formed in the 1960’s, back when it was still called the Houston Oilers. Since then, it has produced some standout players who have left a mark on the NFL.
Keith Bulluck (2000-2012) is considered one of the best defensive players in the history of the Titans. Bulluck was a forceful presence on the field. His effective and aggressive tackling on-field would be matched by his impressive sportsmanship on-field, gaining him many admirers.
Tennessee Titans Live Games
Located on the east bank of the Cumberland River directly across from downtown Nashville, this 69,000 seat stadium provides Titans fans with a one of a kind football experience. Nissan Stadium provides fans with some breathtaking views of the river and downtown all from their seats. With a bright future ahead for Tennessee, attending a game at Nissan Stadium is a must for all Titan fans.
Tennessee Titans have given decent performances against their rivals since the beginning of this year, and are working hard to keep up the momentum.
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