It’s hard to believe that the Tennessee Titans played their last game on Dec. 30, 2012. Approximately 3.5 months have gone by without Titans football. Super Bowl XLVII was more than two months ago. Even free agency seems like a distant memory.
Around this time next week, the Titans will use their No. 10 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Until then, fans can discuss the release of the 2013-14 NFL regular-season schedule. Opponents were figured out as soon as the 2012-13 regular season concluded. All that had yet to be figured out was the ordering of everything.
Tennessee Titans 2013-14 NFL Schedule (All Times CT)
Week 01 (Sept. 8): at Pittsburgh Steelers (12:00 p.m. )
Week 02 (Sept. 15): at Houston Texans (12:00 p.m.)
Week 03 (Sept. 22): San Diego Chargers (12:00 p.m.)
Week 04 (Sept. 29): New York Jets (3:05 p.m.)
Week 05 (Oct. 6): Kansas City Chiefs (12:00 p.m.)
Week 06 (Oct. 13): at Seattle Seahawks (3:05 p.m.)
Week 07 (Oct. 20): San Francisco 49ers (3:05 p.m.)
Week 08 (Oct. 27): BYE
Week 09 (Nov. 3): at St. Louis Rams (12:00 p.m.)
Week 10 (Nov. 10): Jacksonville Jaguars (12:oo p.m.)
Week 11 (Nov. 14): Indianapolis Colts (7:25 p.m.)
Week 12 (Nov. 24): at Oakland Raiders (3:05 p.m.)
Week 13 (Dec. 1): at Indianapolis Colts (12:00 p.m.)
Week 14 (Dec. 8): at Denver Broncos (3:05 p.m.)
Week 15 (Dec. 15): Arizona Cardinals (12:00 p.m.)
Week 16 (Dec. 22): at Jacksonville Jaguars (12:00 p.m.)
Week 17 (Dec. 29): Houston Texans (12:00 p.m.)
Some quick observations with the schedule:
- The regular season will last from Sept. 8 through Dec. 29.
- On Sep. 8, the Titans open their season at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Home-opener is on Sep. 22 against the San Diego Chargers
- Home finale is on Dec. 29. In Week 17, the Titans will host the Houston Texans.
- Their bye week is during Week 8.
- On Nov. 3, the St. Louis Rams will host the Titans. Former Titans include Jeff Fisher, Cortland Finnegan, William Hayes and Jared Cook.
- The Titans have one nationally televised game. On Nov. 14, the Titans will host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. They’ll meet again on Dec. 1.
- On Dec. 8, the Titans will play the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. It’s the first time they’ve met since before the 2012 offseason fiasco. Too bad it’s not in Nashville.
Just look at that three-game stretch to open the season: at Steelers, at Texans , and vs. Chargers. From Nov. 24 through Dec. 8, the Titans have a three-game road trip that includes two playoff opponents from 2012.
Looks like a challenging schedule. Hope this team is ready to come out of the gate. They’ll need a strong start.
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