Titans will play four primetime games this season

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 7:39pm
Titans will clash with division rival Colts on Nov. 11.

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.


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

2 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 4/15/09 at 8:27

If we stay healthy I think we can go 14-2.

By: jwk6179 on 4/15/09 at 9:00

The Tennessean is making a big thing about 9 of the Titans 16 are played after 3:00 PM this year instead of the traditional 12 Noon start, stating the Titans are finally getting the respect from the NFL they deserve. What they fail to mention is that of the 7 games that the Titans play at Noon, 5 are at Home. They play two west coast games (San Francisco, Seattle), which always start at 3:00 PM Central (1:00 PM PDT), a game in New York vs the Jets (which ever NY Team has the home game that week usually play at 3:00 PM CDT/4:00 PM EDT) and a game at New England at 3:00 PM. The only home game not played at 12 Noon other than the prime time games is Jacksonville and that is due to a large number of teams having Byes that week.