- Super Bowl Championships: 0
- Last Super Bowl Appearance: Super Bowl 34
- Claim to Fame: Executed the Music City Miracle
- Claim to Shame: Posted a 9-45-2 record in their first four seasons after joining the NFL in 1970, and have three seasons with just one win
In 1997, the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where there is no oil and almost as little winning. The team played their first two seasons away from Houston as the Tennessee Oilers, before changing their name to the Titans.
The Titans franchise has had a similar trajectory to Icarus, who flew to close to the sun, caught fire, and crashed and burned.
The newborn Titans, riding the high of the Music City Miracle, came one yard shy of sending Super Bowl 34 to overtime, only to come crashing down and remain in mediocrity ever since.
The 2017 Titans had high expectations coming into the season with their “exotic smash-mouth” offense that looked so fun in 2016. Unfortunately, the rest of the league had caught up to Mike Mularkey’s late 80s playbook, and the head coach seemed to abandon so much of the play-action and trickery that had worked the previous season.
The entire offense struggled to capture any real momentum, but they still finished 9-7 (also 9-7 ATS) and in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
The 2018 season saw the introduction of Mike Vrabel as head coach, but the results were about the same, minus the playoff berth. The offense stagnated and once-promising QB Marcus Mariota failed to make any significant progress, leading the team to a 9-7 record and third-place in the AFC South.
Heading into 2019, the reasons for optimism around the Titans mostly relate to the defense, which showed shutdown potential last year. They surrendered just 303 points second-best in the entire AFC, including pitching a Week 15 shutout against the Giants.
|Passing YPG Allowed||17||236.3|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||15||103.1|
|Cameron Batson||Upper Body||IR||Batson is on the injured reserve list with an upper-body ailment. Lasted Updated: 07/31/2019|
|Jayon Brown||Groin||questionable||Brown is dealing with a groin injury, and it is uncertain if he will be available against the Chiefs on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Malcolm Butler||Wrist||IR||Butler has wound up on injured reserve due to a broken left wrist. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Jurrell Casey||Shoulder||questionable||Casey was absent from the lineup during the last game due to a shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will line up versus the Chiefs on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Corey Davis||Hip||questionable||Davis is dealing with a hip injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Chiefs on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|David Fluellen||Knee||IR||Fluellen has landed on the injured reserve list with a knee injury. There is no timetable for recovery. Lasted Updated: 10/06/2019|
|Ben Jones||Concussion||probable||Jones was held out of the previous game with a concussion, but he is likely to pass protocol in time for Sunday's clash versus the Chiefs. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Harold Landry||Shoulder||questionable||Landry is nursing a shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will partake in Sunday's clash with the Chiefs. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Chris Milton||Calf||questionable||Milton has sat out the past four games with an injured calf, and it is unclear if he will return Sunday against the Chiefs. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Kevin Pamphile||Knee||out||Pamphile is sidelined due to a knee injury. A timetable to return has yet to be established. Lasted Updated: 10/13/2019|
|Jeffery Simmons||Hamstring||questionable||Simmons is managing a hamstring injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be a participant in Sunday's contest with the Chiefs. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|D'Andre Walker||Groin||IR||Walker has a groin injury and is on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 08/10/2019|
|Delanie Walker||Ankle||doubtful||Walker missed his second consecutive game due to an ankle injury, and he is unlikely to face the Chiefs on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Jordan Williams||Undisclosed||IR||Williams has reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers with an unspecified ailment. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|