A closer look at the Tennessee Titans 2015 schedule
By P. L. Colter
The Tennessee Titans 2015 schedule has just been released. Any nationally televised games? When is our bye week? When does Andrew Luck come to town?
We’ve got you covered.
Tennessee opens their season on the road with a rare 3:30 game. Their opponent? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Could the NFL be preparing themselves for a late afternoon tilt between the top two picks in the draft?
Nah, it has to be a coincidence.
Staying on the road, Tennessee travels to Cleveland in week two….before hosting Andrew Luck and the Colts in their week 3 home opener.
If the Titans can sneak those first two (a very real possibility considering the opponents), then that week 3 home opener against the Colts will be absolutely bananas. A must attend event.
Week four is the Titans bye week, and judging from the opponents to follow, probably comes at the right time.
Tennessee starts a three game home stand following the bye week…hosting Buffalo in week 5, Miami in week 6, and Atlanta in week 7. All three opponents are on the fringe of being playoff teams. Tennessee should have a clear picture of where they stack up in the league at that point.
Two of the next three games are on the road, and all three are against quality opponents. Tennessee travels to Houston and New Orleans in week 8 and 9, before returning home to face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in week 10.
The Titans may find the sledding a little easier over the next four weeks. They travel to Jacksonville for a week 11 nationally televised Thursday night game, before returning home to face Oakland in week 12, and Jacksonville in week 13. Tennessee travels to New York to face the Jets in week 14.
The Titans could potentially end their regular season by playing three mvp candidates in a row. Tennessee travels to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots in week 15. J.J. Watt, and his Texans come to town in week 16. And the Titans close their regular season on the road against the Colts.
For lifelong Titans fans, it is about what you’d expect from an exposure standpoint. The Titans have one 3:30 game (week 1 vs TB), and one Thursday Night game (Week 11 Jax). The rest? you guessed it….noon.
The home schedule looks winnable on the surface, and will need to be given the brutal road schedule.
If things break the right way, nothing about this schedule suggests that there will not be improvement this season. A great sign for Titans fans.
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