Titans get AFC's No. 1 seed; Colts' loss helps Steelers
Titans Texans Football Tennessee Titans guard Rodger Saffold (76) celebrates with fans after their win over the Houston Texans in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Houston. The Tennessee Titans, who've used an NFL-high 88 players and most ever in a non-strike season, clinched their first No. Titans coach Mike Vrabel noted nobody hands out T-shirts and hats for clinching the top seed. The Titans' win locked Kansas City in the No. The AFC had teams fighting for the final two wild-card spots and San Francisco trying to hold onto the final wild-card berth in the NFC.wftv.com
Titans activate A.J. Brown, COVID takes out another lineman
Titans Steelers Football Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) passes as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) pressures during the first half an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The banged-up Tennessee Titans will have their leading receiver back with A.J. That gives the Titans four players on the COVID-19 list, including receiver Dez Fitzpatrick and cornerback Elijah Molden. Tennessee elevated offensive lineman Christian DiLauro from the practice squad, with offensive lineman Daniel Munyer and defensive lineman Kevin Strong COVID-19 elevations from the practice squad. Brown is the Titans' leading receiver with 46 catches for 615 yards with three touchdowns despite having missed four games, the last three on injured reserve.wftv.com
Colts grab AFC South tiebreaker by beating Titans 34-17
Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Coaches and quarterbacks change for the Indianapolis Colts. Philip Rivers threw for 308 yards and a touchdown, and Nyheim Hines scored twice as the Colts trounced the Titans 34-17 Thursday night to grab the head-to-head edge atop the AFC South. The Colts (6-3) will host the rematch in Indianapolis on Nov. 29 after helping coach Frank Reich improve to 4-1 against Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Indianapolis took advantage of the Titans' special teams woes to score twice in the third quarter for a 27-17 lead. He passed Marino on the Colts’ first play from scrimmage with an 11-yard pass to rookie Jonathan Taylor.
The Latest: Home teams now 65-65-1 in this pandemic season
That means that going into tonight’s Saints-Buccaneers showdown, home teams are 65-65-1 so far this season. That homefield advantage has largely been erased with sparse crowds or no fans at games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas though has taken control on its first two drives of the second half. Neither had started an NFL game, but both have been in the league much longer than DiNucci. The Tennessee Titans already lost left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season, and now they are without left guard Rodger Saffold.
Titans force 4 turnovers by Winston, hold off Tampa Bay
Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans is gang tackled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brown with 6:55 left, and the Tennessee Titans rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-23 Sunday for their second straight win. The Titans (4-4) led 14-3 after turning a pair of first-quarter turnovers into two TD passes by Tannehill. Tampa Bay couldn't overcome four turnovers - all by Winston, who now has 10 combined turnovers over his past eight quarters. The Titans led 17-15 at halftime thanks to those early turnovers by Winston.