Tennessee Titans Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots
- 16th of September 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers
- 23rd of September 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Detroit Lions
- 30th of September 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
- 7th of October 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings
- 11th of October 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 21st of October 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
- 28th of October 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts
- 4th of November 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears
- 11th of November 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins
- Bye Week
- 25th of November 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- 2nd of December 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
- 9th of December 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts
- 17th of December 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets
- 23rd of December 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers
- 30th of December 2012: Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Overview of the Tennessee Titans
The Titans franchise, then known as the Houston Oilers, was a founding member of the American Football League in 1960. The Oilers won the first two seasons of the AFL which are their only championship victories to date. The Oilers/ Titans have been regular playoff qualifiers but have made it to the Super Bowl only once. The franchise moved to Tennessee in 1997 and changed their name to the Titans in 1999. The Titans are one of only two sides to have won the AFC South.
Statistics Overview of the Tennessee Titans
The Titans franchise was established in 1959. The franchise moved to Tennessee in 1997 and has their played their home games at LP Field since 1999. The Titans have never won the Super Bowl but have won the AFC Championship three times. They have won their division on eight occasions and qualified for the playoffs twenty-one times. The Indianapolis Colts are their biggest divisional rivalsConference: AFC
Stadium:LP Field (1999- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 3 (1960, 1961, 1999)
Division Championships: 8 (1960, 1961, 1962, 19967, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2008)
Playoff Appearances: 21 (1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008)
Overall Record: 386-396-6
Playoff Record: 14-19
Biggest Rivals: Indianapolis Colts
Head Coach: Mike Munchak
Legenday Players: Warren Moon, Eddie George, Ernest Givins, Bruce Matthews
Tennessee Titans: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Jake Locker
Jake Locker was selected with the 8th pick of the 2011 NFL draft. Locker spent most of the 2011 season as backup to veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck but impressed in the limited opportunities he was given. Locker has been awarded the starting quarterback position for the 2012 season. He hasn’t really impressed in preseason games but has the rushing ability to make up for any potential issues with his passing game. Locker could surprise many in 2012 and have a breakout season.
Offensive Star: Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson was the 24th pick of the 2008 NFL draft. Johnson had a strong rookie season, finishing the season with 1228 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He was selected for the AFC Pro Bowl side and finishing second in voting for the NFL rookie of the year. Johnson exploded in 2009 to have one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history. Johnson rushed for 2006 yards and became just the sixth person to rush for over 2000 yards in a NFL season. He was named: NFL Offensive Player of the Year, NFL Running Back of the Year and NFL Ground Player of the year. Johnson had another strong year in 2010, rushing for 1364 yards, but struggled in the 2011 season. Johnson was the subject of much criticism for his poor showing especially after holding out for more money in the preseason. Johnson will be desperate to silence his critics with a strong showing this season.
Defensive Star: Colin McCarthy
Colin McCarthy was selected with the 109th pick of the 2011 NFL draft. McCarthy had a strong rookie season and especially impressed against the Buffalo Bills in week sixteen, recording nine tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. In just eight games as a starter he recorded sixty-eight tackles McCarthy has now secured the starting linebacker position for the Titans and is set to have a 100 tackle plus season in 2012.
Head Coach: Mike Munchak
Mike Munchak had a hall of fame playing career as a guard for the Houston Oilers and played in the Pro Bowl on nine occasions. He began his NFL coaching career as offensive line coach for the Tennessee Oilers/Titans and stayed in that role for fifteen seasons before being promoted to head coach last season. Munchak has spent an incredible thirty years as much of the Titans organization. He led the Titans to a winning record in 2011 and the side narrowly missed the playoffs. This surprised many experts who predicted the Titans to struggle. Muncak and the Titans will run the football more in 2012 and are an excellent chance to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.