Why are so many Tennessee Titans fans going to the AFC Championship game?

Tennessee Titans (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Tennessee Titans (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Tennessee Titans fans are traveling well to the AFC Championship game.

It has been a long time since the Tennessee Titans have had a home field advantage, and not just because this will be their fourth straight road game.

I don’t think it is any secret that attendance for Titans games is actually not bad, but the problem is that Nashville has become so popular over the last few years that opposing teams circle the date on their calendar when they find out they have a reason to visit Tennessee.

Despite the fact that more often than not they make the trek just to see their team lose to the Titans, it still has become a sad fact that when you go to Tennessee games the other team’s fans are going to get extremely loud at some point. Even though they might not technically outnumber home fans, it is hard to tell given how vocal they can be.

Call it fan apathy or a figurative hangover from college football which has a massive following in the South. However you want to justify it, it is brutal for fans and players on the roster.

So, imagine my surprise when I saw this tweet:

You read that correctly, Tennessee fans are predicted to fill nearly a third of Kansas City’s stadium despite the horrible conditions.

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This is very impressive for the fan base and on the surface it speaks to how fans are all in on this team and willing to shell out thousands of dollars to support them this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Long term I hope that this leads Tennessee fans to take more pride in home games and reestablish the advantage that the team had for the decade after the move from Houston.

Either way, it has been incredible to see just how the infatuation for this team has grown since the sheer disappointment of 2-4. The run coinciding with the historic and dominant winter stretch from Derrick Henry and the rise of Ryan Tannehill as the perfect fit for the Titans offense, is the feel good narrative that this fan base needed.

Now all they need to do is continue rewarding the fans that made the trip to support them on the road.