After finishing a league-best 13-3 in the 2008 regular season, the Tennessee Titans were rewarded with four primetime games for the 2009 regular season, including a Sunday night home clash with division rival Colts on Nov. 11 and a Christmas night game with the Chargers at LP Field.
In addition to those games, and the previously announced Sept. 10 season opener against the Super Bowl Champion Steelers at Pittsburgh, the Titans will play national television games on Nov. 23 at AFC South rival Texans in Houston that will be on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
“Players and fans always look forward to primetime games and our season last year has earned us those types of games in both the preseason and regular season,” said Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.
The Titans open the home portion of their regular season schedule against the Texans on Sept. 20, getting a 10-day break after kicking off the regular season at Pittsburgh.
Other home games for the Titans, in addition to those previously mentioned, include division rival Jacksonville on Nov. 1, Buffalo on Nov. 15, Arizona on Nov. 29, St. Louis on Dec. 13 and Miami on Dec. 20. Those two December home games, coupled with the Christmas date with the Chargers, give the Titans three consecutive home games in December.
Other road games for Tennessee include Sept. 27 at the New York Jets, Oct. 4 at Jacksonville, Oct. 18 at New England, Nov. 8 at San Francisco, Dec. 6 at Indianapolis and closing the 2009 season with their first game in 2010, a Jan. 3 trip to Seattle.
“We will certainly be tested throughout the schedule this season, but particularly to start and end the season,” Fisher added. “We start the year with four of our first six games on the road and face all three of our divisional opponents. To end the year, four of our last six opponents were playoff teams a year ago.”
The Titans have a ‘bye’ on Oct. 25.
2009 TITANS SCHEDULE
Regular Season (Home games in CAPS, all times CDT)
Day/Date Opponent Kickoff (Network)
Thursday, Sept. 10 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 20 HOUSTON Noon (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 27 at N.Y. Jets 3:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 4 at Jacksonville Noon (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 11 INDIANAPOLIS 7:20 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 18 at New England 3:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 25 bye
Sunday, Nov. 1 JACKSONVILLE 3:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 8 at San Francisco 3:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 15 BUFFALO Noon (CBS)
Monday, Nov. 23 at Houston 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Nov. 29 ARIZONA Noon* (FOX)
Sunday, Dec. 6 at Indianapolis Noon* (CBS)
Sunday, Dec. 13 ST. LOUIS Noon* (FOX)
Sunday, Dec. 20 MIAMI Noon* (CBS)
Friday, Dec. 25 SAN DIEGO 6:30 p.m.(NFLN)
Sunday, Jan. 3 at Seattle 3:15 p.m.* (CBS)
* Times subject to change