2018 Tennessee Titans Season
Get 2018 Tennessee Titans Season essential facts below. View Videos or join the 2018 Tennessee Titans Season discussion. Add 2018 Tennessee Titans Season to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
2018 Tennessee Titans Season
2018 Tennessee Titans season
Tennessee Titans wordmark, 2018.svg
Head coachMike Vrabel
General managerJon Robinson
OwnerAmy Adams Strunk
Home fieldNissan Stadium
Results
Record9-7
Division place3rd AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersOT Taylor Lewan
DT Jurrell Casey
P Brett Kern
Uniform
Tennessee Titans uniforms 2018.png

The 2018 Tennessee Titans season was the franchise's 49th season in the National Football League and their 59th overall. It also marks the franchise's 22nd season in the state of Tennessee, their first under head coach Mike Vrabel, and the first with new uniforms and blue helmets, as they have worn white helmets since the club was based in Houston, Texas. This season marks the third straight in which the Titans have finished 9-7. The Titans failed to qualify for the postseason after losing a Week 17 win-and-in contest against their division rival Indianapolis Colts.

One highlight from this season includes the Titans beating the New England Patriots for the first time since 2002, a season after the Patriots won their first Super Bowl title, also the second of three times Bill Belichick's Patriots had missed the playoffs.

Coaching changes

On January 15, 2018, the Titans and former head coach Mike Mularkey agreed to part ways, ending his three year tenure as head coach with a record of 20-21.[1] Five days later, the Titans named former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as the new head coach.[2] Vrabel became the 18th head coach in franchise history. Two weeks later of January 30, the Titans announce the hiring of the new offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur. LaFleur was with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, and was credited for the development of Jared Goff.[3] On the same day, the Titans hired their new defensive coordinator Dean Pees.[4] The next day, the Titans announced several additions to the coaching staff, including quarterback coach Pat O'Hara, secondary coach Kerry Coombs, outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, inside linebackers coach Tyrone McKenzie, and wide receivers coach Rob Moore.[5]

Offseason acquisitions

The Titans signed two former New England Patriots players. Running back Dion Lewis and Cornerback Malcolm Butler. The two reunited with current cornerback Logan Ryan, who also played for the Patriots, in which their last season in New England together was capped off with a Super Bowl comeback win.

Draft

2018 Tennessee Titans Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 22 Rashaan Evans ILB Alabama
2 41 Harold Landry OLB Boston College
5 152 Dane Cruikshank S Arizona
6 199 Luke Falk QB Washington State
2018 Tennessee Titans Draft Trades
Draft Pick Year Round Overall Team Received
2018 1 25 to Baltimore Ravens Received Baltimore's 2018 first-round selection (No. 22 overall) and 2018 sixth-round compensatory selection (No. 215 overall).[6]
4 125
2018 2 57 to Oakland Raiders Received Oakland's 2018 second-round selection (No. 41 overall).[6]
3 89
2018 5 162 to Baltimore Ravens Received Baltimore's 2018 fifth-round selection (No. 152 overall).[6]
6 215
2018 7 243 to Kansas City Chiefs Received defensive lineman David King.[7]

Undrafted free agents

Source:[8]

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 at Green Bay Packers L 17-31 0-1 Lambeau Field Recap
2 August 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14-30 0-2 Nissan Stadium Recap
3 August 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 6-16 0-3 Heinz Field Recap
4 August 30 Minnesota Vikings L 3-13 0-4 Nissan Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

On January 11, 2018, the NFL announced that the Titans will play the Los Angeles Chargers in one of three London Games at Wembley Stadium in London, England, with the Chargers serving as the home team. It will be the Titans' first appearance in the International Series. The game will occur during Week 7 (October 21), and will be televised by CBS in the United States. The exact date, along with the network and kickoff time, were announced in conjunction with the release of the 2018 regular season schedule.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at Miami Dolphins L 20-27 0-1 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
2 September 16 Houston Texans W 20-17 1-1 Nissan Stadium Recap
3 September 23 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 9-6 2-1 TIAA Bank Field Recap
4 September 30 Philadelphia Eagles W 26-23 (OT) 3-1 Nissan Stadium Recap
5 October 7 at Buffalo Bills L 12-13 3-2 New Era Field Recap
6 October 14 Baltimore Ravens L 0-21 3-3 Nissan Stadium Recap
7 October 21 at Los Angeles Chargers L 19-20 3-4 United Kingdom Wembley Stadium (London) Recap
8 Bye
9 November 5 at Dallas Cowboys W 28-14 4-4 AT&T Stadium Recap
10 November 11 New England Patriots W 34-10 5-4 Nissan Stadium Recap
11 November 18 at Indianapolis Colts L 10-38 5-5 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
12 November 26 at Houston Texans L 17-34 5-6 NRG Stadium Recap
13 December 2 New York Jets W 26-22 6-6 Nissan Stadium Recap
14 December 6 Jacksonville Jaguars W 30-9 7-6 Nissan Stadium Recap
15 December 16 at New York Giants W 17-0 8-6 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 22 Washington Redskins W 25-16 9-6 Nissan Stadium Recap
17 December 30 Indianapolis Colts L 17-33 9-7 Nissan Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Miami Dolphins

Due to two weather delays, the game lasted for 7 hours and 10 minutes, the longest game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.[9]

Week 2: vs. Houston Texans

Week 3: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 4: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 5: at Buffalo Bills

Week 6: vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers

NFL London Games

Week 9: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 10: vs. New England Patriots

Week 11: at Indianapolis Colts

Week 12: at Houston Texans

Week 13: vs. New York Jets

Week 14: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 15: at New York Giants

Week 16: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Standings

Division

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3)Houston Texans 11 5 0 .688 4-2 9-3 402 316 W1
(6)Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 4-2 7-5 433 344 W4
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 3-3 5-7 310 303 L1
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 245 316 L1

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 5-1 10-2 .480 .401 W1
2[b] New England Patriots East 11 5 0 .688 5-1 8-4 .482 .494 W2
3[b] Houston Texans South 11 5 0 .688 4-2 9-3 .471 .435 W1
4 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3-3 8-4 .496 .450 W3
Wild Cards
5[a] Los Angeles Chargers West 12 4 0 .750 4-2 9-3 .477 .422 W1
6 Indianapolis Colts South 10 6 0 .625 4-2 7-5 .465 .456 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 9 6 1 .594 4-1-1 6-5-1 .504 .448 W1
8 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3-3 5-7 .520 .465 L1
9 Cleveland Browns North 7 8 1 .469 3-2-1 5-6-1 .516 .411 L1
10 Miami Dolphins East 7 9 0 .438 4-2 6-6 .469 .446 L3
11[c] Denver Broncos West 6 10 0 .375 2-4 4-8 .523 .464 L4
12[c] Cincinnati Bengals North 6 10 0 .375 1-5 4-8 .535 .448 L2
13[c] Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 2-4 4-8 .523 .411 W1
14 Jacksonville Jaguars South 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 .549 .463 L1
15[d] New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 .506 .438 L3
16[d] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 .547 .406 L1
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City finished ahead of LA Chargers based on division games.
  2. ^ a b New England finished ahead of Houston based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b c Denver finished ahead of Cincinnati and Buffalo based on strength of victory. Cincinnati finished ahead of Buffalo based on record vs. common opponents. Cincinnati's cumulative record against Baltimore, Indianapolis, the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami was 3-2, compared to Buffalo's 1-4 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  4. ^ a b NY Jets finished ahead of Oakland based on strength of victory.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References

  1. ^ Sessler, Marc (January 15, 2018). "Mike Mularkey, Titans mutually agree to part ways". NFL.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Shook, Nick (January 20, 2018). "Texans DC Mike Vrabel named Titans head coach". NFL.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Knoblauch, Austin (January 30, 2018). "Matt LaFleur named Titans offensive coordinator". NFL.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Wesseling, Chris (January 30, 2018). "Dean Pees named Titans' new defensive coordinator". NFL.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Wyatt, Jim (January 31, 2018). "Titans Add Assistant Coaches to Mike Vrabel's Staff". Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b c "2018 NFL Draft trade tracker: Details of all the moves". nfl.com. NFL. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Wyatt, Jim. "Titans Trade for Chiefs DL David King". titansonline.com. Tennessee Titans. Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Wyatt, Jim. "Titans Reach Deals with 22 Undrafted Free Agents". titansonline.com. Tennessee Titans. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Titans vs. Dolphins - Game Recap - September 9, 2018". ESPN.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

2018_Tennessee_Titans_season
 



 



 
Music Scenes