The Tennessee Titans may have quite a decent record of success in the NFL and AFL (if tracing roots all the way back to the Houston Oilers), but to most fans, the team’s entire history may be encapsulated with a single image: Kevin Dyson stretching for the one yard he’d never get in Super Bowl XXXIV against the St. Louis Rams…
We’ve all heard about the 73-0 demolition by the Chicago Bears in the 1937 NFL Championship game, but the biggest blowout in the modern era is pretty impressive, too. In week 6 of the 2009 season, the Tennessee Titans came to New England and lost 59-0; suffice to say the Patriots covered the spread (-9 points) and hit the over (38½)…
49ers get two more third-round compensatory picks after Titans hire Ran Carthon. The NFL implemented a new rule to try to incentivize teams to develop minority coaches and executives. 49ers also received third round picks when Commanders hired Martin Mayhew as General Manager, Jets hired Robert Saleh as head coach and Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel as a head Coach.
John Leglue is a former offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played for them from 2020 to 2022. Now he's going to Tennessee on a Futures contract. Legrue will play for Mike Vrabel. He's not guaranteed a roster spot. All five starters on the Steelers' offensive line played in all 17 games this season. The team is dissatisfied with its offensive lines. It's possible he'll be cut and fall back on their practice squad. John Legleu began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane in 2019.
Friday, 13 Aug: Tennessee Titans vs Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Saturday, 21 Aug: Tennessee Titans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium
Sunday, 19 Sep: Tennessee Titans vs Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field
Sunday, 03 Oct: Tennessee Titans vs New York Jets at MetLife Stadium
Sunday, 10 Oct: Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field
Sunday, 07 Nov: Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium
Sunday, 28 Nov: Tennessee Titans vs New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium
Sunday, 19 Dec: Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field
Saturday, 28 Aug: Chicago Bears vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 12 Sep: Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 24 Oct: Kansas City Chiefs vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Monday, 18 Oct: Buffalo Bills vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 14 Nov: New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Thursday, 23 Dec: San Francisco 49ers vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 02 Jan: Miami Dolphins vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 11 Sep: New York Giants vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Monday, 19 Sep: Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium
Sunday, 25 Sep: Las Vegas Raiders vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 02 Oct: Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday, 09 Oct: Tennessee Titans vs Washington Football Team at FedExField
Saturday, 22 Oct: Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 30 Oct: Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans at NRG Stadium
Sunday, 06 Nov: Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs at Geha Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Sunday, 13 Nov: Denver Broncos vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Thursday, 17 Nov: Tennessee Titans vs Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field
Sunday, 27 Nov: Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 04 Dec: Tennessee Titans vs Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field
Sunday, 11 Dec: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Sunday, 18 Dec: Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium
Saturday, 24 Dec: Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
Thursday, 29 Dec: Dallas Cowboys vs Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium
The history of the Tennessee Titans begins with the formation of the Houston Oilers in the rogue American Football League in 1960; oddly, the NFL had never placed a team in one of the largest cities in the most football-crazed state.
The Oilers went on to win the first two AFL titles – over the Los Angeles Chargers, 24-16, and the San Diego Chargers, 10-3, respectively – behind incredible double threat QB/placekicker George Blanda. How dominant was Blanda? Put it this way: Ever single point in the two championship games came on a Blanda TD pass or a Blanda extra-point kick.
These Oilers would go on to nearly complete the threepeat in ’62, but lost 20-17 in double overtime to the Dallas Texans.
But thereafter, for as long as the team stayed in Houston, the proto-Titans never got closer than the final four to either an AFL Championship title game or Super Bowl appearance. Back-to-back AFC Championship games following the 1978 and ’79 featured the Oilers of coach Bum Phillips and halfback Earl Campbell getting beat down (SU and ATS) by *those* Pittsburgh Steelers, by scores of 34-5 and 27-13, respectively: An emphatic 0-2 SU/ATS in those games, says NFLbets.
In 1984, Warren Moon finished tearing up the Canadian Football League to sign with the Oilers. By ’87, the Oilers were humming again: Houston made the playoffs for the next seven seasons, with a cumulative record of 70-41 SU/60-46-5 ATS in regular-season play, but just 3-7 SU/ATS in playoff games.
Jeff Fisher was hired as head coach before the conclusion of the 1994 season, and the team relocated to Tennessee for the ’97 season. Fisher and the Titans did enjoy some success soon after settling in Memphis, making four playoff runs between 1999 and 2003, accumulating a pretty impressive 5-4 SU/5-3-1 ATS postseason mark, including the last-play Super Bowl loss, as well as the last-second “Music City Miracle” win over the Buffalo Bills.
Fisher, who would ultimately retire from NFL coaching tied with Tom Landry for the most losses in an NFL career, mostly inspired mediocrity in Tennessee over the next seven seasons: Between 2004 and ’16, however, the Titans saw little good fortune with two winning seasons and an 0-2 SU/ATS cumulative playoff record. Fisher also helped the team transition to a new home and was fundamental in the ruining of Vince Young’s career.
One the Titans got back on playoff track in ’17, though, other superpowers had emerged in the AFC. From 2017 to ’22, the Titans were 3-4 SU/ATS overall, including a 1-1 SU/ATS mark against the Bills, Patriots and Chiefs.
The Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans may have a reasonably successful record of winning seasons, but that success doesn’t really translate into championships: In the 20 seasons following the Super Bowl loss to the Greatest Show On Turf, the Titans went a cumulative 5-9 SU/ATS in playoff games. Odds are, when the Titans finally do win the Big One, the sportsbooks will have made a killing on the massive underdog…