This may feel like meaningless trivia, but the Tennessee Titans have built up a shocking streak. When was the last time that Mike Vrabel’s team won a game away from the friendly confines of Nissan Stadium?
The answer coming soon, but here is a hint...it wasn't this season.
The Tennessee Titans are in the midst of a three-game road swing. On Sunday, they take on the division-leading Jacksonville Jaguars on the road. This current stretch has seen the club fall against the Pittsburgh Steelers on a Thursday night, 20-16, and then drop a 20-6 decision to theTampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday.
Of course, the Tennessee Titans have struggled to win games recently no matter the venue. That wasn’t the case for Mike Vrabel’s club prior to the second half of this past season.
How did the Tennessee Titans get here?
In 2019, Tennessee finished 9-7 and was a wild-card entry in the playoffs. They dethroned the then-defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at Foxborough and then went into Baltimore and surprised the top-seeded Ravens in the AFC playoffs. A week later, they owned a lead against the Kansas City Chiefs but fell in the conference title game.
In both 2020 and 2021, the Titans were AFC South champions. In that latter season, they finished as the top seed in the AFC. Both years the club was one-and-done in the playoffs, losing at home to the Ravens and Bengals, respectively
It started out well for the Titans in 2022. The club got off to a 7-3 start, but Vrabel's club would lose its seven remaining games. The club is off to a 3-6 start this year and easy math says this is a 3-13 team over its last 16 contests.
Back to those woes as the visiting club. The Tennessee Titans have dropped eight straight road games dating back to Week 13 of 2022. The team’s last road victory was a convincing 27-17 Thursday night triumph over the Packers at Lambeau Field two weeks earlier.
Regardless of who’s been the starting quarterback in those eight outings (Ryan Tannehill, Malik Willis, or Josh Dobbs), the offense stalled. In each of those losses, Tennessee has been limited to 16 or fewer points in each setback and outscored by a combined 178-96 count.
Keep in mind that the Jaguars have had their struggles at home this season, so it will be interesting to see which trend continues. On Sunday, promising rookie quarterback Will Levis gets his first chance to take on the NFL’s 30th-ranked pass defense. After a massive failure for the Jacksonville Jaguars last week where Trevor Lawrence was constantly under fire, it could be an interesting afternoon in Jacksonville.