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2019 Season Preview: Tennessee fans have been saying that quarterback Marcus Mariota needs better protection and more receivers. In 2019 he will have them. Now he just has to stay injury-free. If the Titan runners, led by Derrick Henry, keep playing like they did at the end of 2018—and the defense responds to newcomer Cameron Wake—the team could reach double-digit wins.
December 6, 2018: Derrick Henry became the second player in NFL history to score on a 99-yard touchdown run. He scored three other touchdowns and set a team record with 238 yards in a win over the Jaguars.
2018 Season Preview: A great defense, led by a talented group of cornerbacks and safeties, should enable the Titans to build on its 9-win 2017 season. Quarterback Marcus Mariota and receiver Corey Davis should continue to grow into major weapons. At least two playoff teams are likely to come from the AFC South. Will the Titans make it three?
2017 Season Roundup: The Titans went 9–7 and earned a spot in the playoffs against the Chiefs. They came back from a 21–3 halftime deficit to beat Kansas City 22–21, but fell to the Patriots the following week. QB Marcus Mariota threw for 3,232 yards and tight end Delanie Walker led the team with 74 catches. Walker was named Offensive MVP of the Pro Bowl.
2017 Season Preview: The Tennessee offense looks like it’s ready to big things in 2017. If Marcus Mariota can stay healthy, he will have a solid group of receivers to target, as well as running back DeMarco Murray and the best blocking line in the AFC. The Titans need to begin the year better than they did in 2016, when they dropped four of their first five games.
2016 Season Roundup: The Titans had the season their fans hoped for, improving from three wins to nine and just barely missing the playoffs. They finished strong with four victories in their last five games. Marcus Mariota threw for 26 touchdowns and only nine interceptions, and DeMarco Murray ran for 1,287 yards. Brian Orapko and Jurrell Casey were the Titans’ defensive stars.
2016 Season Preview: Tennessee’s offense has a long way to go, but it’s headed in the right direction in 2016. Fans will look for improvement from quarterback Marcus Mariota in his second season, and hope that all the high draft picks on the line are able to protect him. The Titans have a decent pass rush and linebacker crew, but need to improve in the secondary for any hope of a winning record.
December 6, 2015: Quarterback Marcus Mariota ran 87 yards for a touchdown against the Jaguars. It was the longest run in the NFL all year.
September 13, 2015: Marcus Mariota became the first player with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 in his first NFL game.
2015 Season Preview: Tennessee fans are excited about Marcus Mariota and they should be—he has all the tools to be a rookie superstar. Will the rest of the offense raise its game to help him? And have the Titans added enough talent to their defense to give Mariota a chance to win? The answers will determine whether the team can finish with a winning record in 2015.
September 2, 2014: You can’t win in the NFL without a quality quarterback, and that’s what the Titans need Jake Locker to be. If he improves and stays healthy in 2014, Tennessee fans will have plenty to cheer about. The Titans’ defense is led by Jurrell Casey, Jason McCourty, and Bernard Pollard.
September 4, 2013: There will be a lot of pressure on quarterback Jake Locker in 2013. He has good weapons in running back Chris Johnson and receiver Kendall Wright, and the offensive line is better than last year. Still, Locker needs to show he can make big plays in important moments. The team’s defense has some good players, but a few injuries at key positions could make for a long season in Nashville.
February 2, 2013: The Titans were a work in progress during 2012. Chris Johnson led a solid offense, but the defense looked helpless at times. Tennessee fans will watch young Jake Locker closely to see if he can develop into a first-rate NFL quarterback.
October 21, 2012: In a game against the Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson scored on an 83-yard run. It was the fourth TD run of 80 or more yards in his career. That broke a record Johnson shared with three Hall of Famers—Hugh McElhenny, O.J. Simpson, and Barry Sanders.
September 23, 2012: The Titans set a record when they scored five touchdowns of 60 yards or more in one game. Two came on long passes by Jake Locker, one came on a 65-yard punt return by Tommie Campbell, one came on a 105-yard kickoff return by Darius Reynaud, and one came on a 72-yard fumble return by Alterraun Verner.
Summer, 2012: Some say the Titans are rebuilding their team in 2012, but they have the talent to make the playoffs. The AFC South is not as strong as in past seasons. With a little luck and good performances from Chris Johnson and Nate Washington, Tennessee might still be playing in January.
|1960||AFL Championship||Los Angeles Chargers||Won 24–16|
|1961||AFL Championship||San Diego Chargers||Won 10–3|
|1962||AFL Championship||Dallas Texans*||Lost 20–17 (2 OT)|
|1967||AFL Championship||Oakland Raiders||Lost 40–7|
|1978||AFL Championship||Pittsburgh Steelers||Lost 34–5|
|1979||AFL Championship||Pittsburgh Steelers||Lost 27–13|
|1999||AFC Championship||Jacksonville Jaguars||Won 33–14|
|1999||Super Bowl XXXIV||St. Louis Rams||Lost 23–16|
|2002||AFC Championship||Oakland Raiders||Lost 41–24|