About Tennessee Titans
History of the Tennessee Titans
The history of the Tennessee Titans brings you back to its original setting of Houston, Texas, where they began as a franchise known as the Houston Oilers. The team was a charter member of the American Football League and its first champion, winning the AFL championship in 1960. They also became the first team to go back-to-back, winning the title again in 1961. Another first for the Oilers was when the team moved to their then-new home stadium of the Astrodome. Their move made them the first professional team to play in a domed stadium on synthetic turf.
In 1970, the AFL merged with the powerful National Football League and what followed was not very kind to the Oilers. They struggled to find any success as part of the AFC, but the end of the decade saw stars Elvin Bethea, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and Earl Campbell take the team to AFC Championship games in 1978 and 1979. The franchise's time in Houston is marked with seasons where the team finished with good records only to ultimately fall short in the playoffs. By 1995, owner Bud Adams wanted to get a new stadium in Houston but was denied the opportunity. He made the decision to relocate the team to Nashville, a city that would build him the state-of-the-art stadium he was looking for. Officially heading to Nashville in 1997, the now Tennessee Oilers played two seasons at Vanderbilt Stadium, finishing both seasons 8-8. In 1999 a new era began in Tennessee. The franchise officially changed its name to the Titans and moved into their new stadium, Adelphia Coliseum (now known as Nissan Stadium). Steve McNair and Eddie George led the Titans to an impressive 13-3 record. They advanced through the playoffs to Super Bowl XXXIV, which they ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Rams 23-16.
Nissan Stadium began being built in spring of 1997 and was officially opened on August 3, 1999. It has a capacity of 69,143 spectators and is also the home to the Tennessee State Tigers of Tennessee State University. From 1999-2002 the stadium was known as Adelphia Coliseum. Then from 2002-2006 the venue was simply referred to as The Coliseum. Following this name, from 2006-2015 the stadium was called LP Field. Since 2016, it has been called by its current name – Nissan Stadium.
2017 Tennessee Titans Season
The 2017 Tennessee Titans season was the team’s 48th season in the NFL and 21st season in the state of Tennessee. Staying consistent with a record of 9-7 for the second year in a row, the Titans secured a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. In the Wild Card Playoffs, the Titans matched up with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans persevered and won the game 22-21 – their first playoff win since 2003. In the Divisional Playoffs the Titans had to go up against the notorious New England Patriots. Unfortunately, the Titans could not stand up to the Pats and they lost the game 35-14. Following the 2017 season, the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Mularkey parted ways.
2018 Tennessee Titans Season
The 2018 Tennessee Titans season will be the first under new head coach Mike Vrabel (former Houston Texans defensive coordinator). Coming off a season with a significant playoff win, the Titans are ready to make some noise. Two former New England Patriots players signed with the Titans including running back Dion Lewis and cornerback Malcolm Butler. The Titans also signed four rookies to their roster. Of these included linebacker Rashaan Evans from University of Alabama and linebacker Harold Landry from Boston College. Marcus Mariota will be returning for the 2018 as the team’s starting quarterback. The 2018 Tennessee Titans season will kick off on September 9th against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The teams first home game will be the following week against their rival – the Houston Texans. Throughout the season the Titans will have to fight against their other division rivals including the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts to make it to the playoffs for the second year in a row. With a new head coach and momentum from the previous season, the Titans are sure to make a positive impact. Do not miss out on seeing your favorite NFL team play live! TicketNetwork has all your access to Tennessee Titans tickets. The 2018 season is sure to be an exciting one so grab your Tennessee Titans tickets from TicketNetwork today!