Tennessee Titans
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Helmet Logo
League NFL.gif National Football League
Conference AFC.png 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
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1960 • 1961
Super Bowls
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Conference Championship logo2.jpg 1
1960 • 1961 • 1962
1968 • 1970 • 1991
1993 • 2000 • 2002
2008 • 2020

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.gif Team history[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

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".

Membership[edit | edit source]

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

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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

Packers.png Rivalry[edit | edit source]

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

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