Tennessee Titans
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League NFL National Football League
Conference AFC AFC
Division AFC South
Established 1960 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field Nissan Stadium
City Nashville, Tennessee
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Color White Alternate
Home Field
1960 • 1961
Super Bowls
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1960 • 1961 • 1962
1968 • 1970 • 1991
1993 • 2000 • 2002

The Tennessee Titans are a professional football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the AFC South Division. Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won the first two AFL championships, before joining the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL Merger.

The team relocated from Houston to the state of Tennessee in 1997, first playing temporarily in Memphis for one season before moving to Nashville. For two seasons, the team was known as the Tennessee Oilers before changing its name to the Titans in 1999. The team plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

NFL Team historyEdit


The Titans were originally the Houston Oilers, who were a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) in 1960. They were owned by Bud Adams, a Houston oilman, who had made several previous unsuccessful bids for an NFL expansion team in Houston. 

In the 1990s, Adams and the city of Houston had a disagreement in terms of financing a new stadium, so a deal was reached to let the Oilers out of their lease and move to Tennessee, with the intention of relocating to Nashville. Because a Nashville stadium was not ready, the Oilers played 1997 and 1998 in Memphis, renaming themselves the Tennessee Oilers.

In response to fan requests, Adams agreed to change the Oilers' name to coincide with the opening of their new stadium and to better connect with Nashville. He let it be known that the new name should reflect power, strength, leadership and other heroic qualities. On December 22, Adams announced that the Oilers would be known as the Tennessee Titans starting in 1999. The new name met all of Adams' requirements, and also served as a nod to Nashville's nickname of "The Athens of the South".


League affiliations
AFL American Football League (1960-1969)
  • Eastern Division (1960–1969)
NFL National Football League (1970-present)


AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
1979 Campbell1 Earl Campbell 1978 Campbell1 Earl Campbell
2003 McNair Steve McNair 1979 Campbell1 Earl Campbell
1980 Campbell1 Earl Campbell
1990 Moon1 Warren Moon
2009 Chris Johnson3 Chris Johnson

Packers RivalryEdit

Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers
Titans lead series 6–5
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
Houston Oilers join the National Football League in 1970.
1972 Nov. 19 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 23–10 Houston Astrodome 1–0 Football icon
1977 Sep. 25 Oilers helmet Houston Oilers L 10–16 Lambeau Field 1–1 Football icon
1980 Dec. 14 Oilers helmet Houston Oilers L 3–22 Lambeau Field 1–2 Football icon
1983 Sep. 4 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 41–38 (OT) Houston Astrodome 2–2 Football icon
1986 Sep. 7 Oilers helmet Houston Oilers L 3–31 Lambeau Field 2–3 Football icon
1992 Dec. 13 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 16–14 Houston Astrodome 3–3 Football icon
Houston Oilers move before the 1997 season, renamed the Tennessee Oilers.
1998 Dec. 20 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 30–22 Lambeau Field 4–3 Football icon
Tennessee Oilers are renamed before the 1999 season to the Tennessee Titans.
2001 Dec. 16 Titans helmet Tennessee Titans L 20–26 Adelphia Coliseum† 4–4 Football icon
2004 Oct. 11 Titans helmet Tennessee Titans L 27–48 Lambeau Field 4–5 Football icon
2008 Nov. 2 Titans helmet Tennessee Titans L 16–19 (OT) LP Field 4–6 Football icon
2012 Dec. 23 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 55–7 Lambeau Field 5–6 E
Note†: LP Field (1999-present) was also known as Adelphia Coliseum (1999-2002) and The Coliseum (2002–06).

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