2011 Tennessee Titans Season
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2011 Tennessee Titans Season

2011 Tennessee Titans season
OwnerBud Adams
Head coachMike Munchak
General managerMike Reinfeldt
Home fieldLP Field
Results
Record9-7
Division place2nd AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 2011 Tennessee Titans season was the franchise's 42nd season in the National Football League (NFL), the 52nd overall and the 15th in the state of Tennessee. It also marked the first season under head coach Mike Munchak, replacing longtime head coach Jeff Fisher, who resigned on January 27 after 17 seasons. The team improved on their 6-10 record from 2010 and finished tied with the Cincinnati Bengals for the last playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker due to their 24-17 loss to the Bengals in Week 9, missing the playoffs for a third consecutive season.

Offseason

2011 draft class

Round Selection Player Position College
1 8 Jake Locker QB Washington
2 39 Akeem Ayers LB UCLA
3 77 Jurrell Casey DT USC
4 109 Colin McCarthy LB Miami (FL)
5 142 Karl Klug DE Iowa
6 175 Byron Stingily T Louisville
7 212 Zach Clayton DT Auburn

Coaching staff

Final roster

Preseason

Schedule

The Titans' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 Minnesota Vikings W 14-3 1-0 LP Field Recap
2 August 20 at St. Louis Rams L 16-17 1-1 Edward Jones Dome Recap
3 August 27 Chicago Bears W 14-13 2-1 LP Field Recap
4 September 1 at New Orleans Saints W 32-9 3-1 Louisiana Superdome Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 14-16 0-1 EverBank Field Recap
2 September 18 Baltimore Ravens W 26-13 1-1 LP Field Recap
3 September 25 Denver Broncos W 17-14 2-1 LP Field Recap
4 October 2 at Cleveland Browns W 31-13 3-1 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
5 October 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17-38 3-2 Heinz Field Recap
6 Bye
7 October 23 Houston Texans L 7-41 3-3 LP Field Recap
8 October 30 Indianapolis Colts W 27-10 4-3 LP Field Recap
9 November 6 Cincinnati Bengals L 17-24 4-4 LP Field Recap
10 November 13 at Carolina Panthers W 30-3 5-4 Bank of America Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Atlanta Falcons L 17-23 5-5 Georgia Dome Recap
12 November 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23-17 6-5 LP Field Recap
13 December 4 at Buffalo Bills W 23-17 7-5 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
14 December 11 New Orleans Saints L 17-22 7-6 LP Field Recap
15 December 18 at Indianapolis Colts L 13-27 7-7 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
16 December 24 Jacksonville Jaguars W 23-17 8-7 LP Field Recap
17 January 1 at Houston Texans W 23-22 9-7 Reliant Stadium Recap

Game summaries

Week 1: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 2: vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 4: at Cleveland Browns

Week 5: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Coming off their road win over the Browns, the Titans flew to Heinz Field for a Week 5 intraconference duel with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tennessee threw the game's opening punch in the first quarter with a 29-yard field goal from kicker Rob Bironas, but the Steelers answered with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completing an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Heath Miller. Pittsburgh added onto their lead in the second with Roethlisberger completing a 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Hines Ward and a 1-yard touchdown pass to fullback David Johnson.

The Steelers continued their dominating performance in the third quarter with Roethlisberger completing a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ward. The Titans would respond with a 1-yard touchdown run from running back Chris Johnson, yet Pittsburgh came right back in the fourth quarter with kicker Shaun Suisham getting a 19-yard field goal. Tennessee tried to rally as quarterback Matt Hasselbeck found wide receiver Damian Williams on a 19-yard touchdown pass, but the Steelers closed out the game with Roethlisberger completing a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace.

With the loss, the Titans fell to 3-2.

Week 7: vs. Houston Texans

Week 8: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 9: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 10: at Carolina Panthers

Week 11: at Atlanta Falcons

Week 12: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 13: at Buffalo Bills

Week 14: vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts

Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

With the win the Titans improved to 8-7. In order to secure a playoff spot the Tennessee Titans need a win at Houston in Week 17, Plus a Bengals loss, also a Broncos and Raiders win as well. If either Cincinnati wins against Baltimore or Denver loses against Kansas City, the Titans will be eliminated from postseason contention.

Week 17: at Houston Texans

With the win, the Titans finished the season 9-7 and would secure their first winning season since 2008. But were eliminated from postseason contention due to the Denver Broncos losing against the Kansas City Chiefs 7-3

Standings

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Houston Texans 10 6 0 .625 4-2 8-4 381 278 L3
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 3-3 7-5 325 317 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 3-3 4-8 243 329 W1
Indianapolis Colts 2 14 0 .125 2-4 2-10 243 430 L1

References

  1. ^ "Titans-Falcons Game Nov. 20 Moved to 3:15 p.m., CT". titansonline.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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