2011 Tennessee Titans season

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2011 Tennessee Titans season
Head coach Mike Munchak
Owner Bud Adams
Home field LP Field
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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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[edit]

2011 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2011 NFL Draft
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

Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 13 7:00 p.m. CDT Minnesota Vikings W 14–3 1–0 LP Field Recap
2 August 20 7:00 p.m. CDT at St. Louis Rams L 16–17 1–1 Edward Jones Dome Recap
3 August 27 7:00 p.m. CDT Chicago Bears W 14–13 2–1 LP Field Recap
4 September 1 7:00 p.m. CDT at New Orleans Saints W 32–9 3–1 Louisiana Superdome Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 12:00 p.m. CDT at Jacksonville Jaguars L 14–16 0–1 EverBank Field CBS Recap
2 September 18 12:00 p.m. CDT Baltimore Ravens W 26–13 1–1 LP Field CBS Recap
3 September 25 12:00 p.m. CDT Denver Broncos W 17–14 2–1 LP Field CBS Recap
4 October 2 12:00 p.m. CDT at Cleveland Browns W 31–13 3–1 Cleveland Browns Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 9 12:00 p.m. CDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–38 3–2 Heinz Field CBS Recap
6 Bye
7 October 23 12:00 p.m. CDT Houston Texans L 7–41 3–3 LP Field CBS Recap
8 October 30 12:00 p.m. CDT Indianapolis Colts W 27–10 4–3 LP Field CBS Recap
9 November 6 3:05 p.m. CST Cincinnati Bengals L 17–24 4–4 LP Field CBS Recap
10 November 13 12:00 p.m. CST at Carolina Panthers W 30–3 5–4 Bank of America Stadium CBS Recap
11 November 20 3:15 p.m. CST[1] at Atlanta Falcons L 17–23 5–5 Georgia Dome CBS Recap
12 November 27 12:00 p.m. CST Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–17 6–5 LP Field Fox Recap
13 December 4 12:00 p.m. CST at Buffalo Bills W 23–17 7–5 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 11 12:00 p.m. CST New Orleans Saints L 17–22 7–6 LP Field Fox Recap
15 December 18 12:00 p.m. CST at Indianapolis Colts L 13–27 7–7 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 24 12:00 p.m. CST Jacksonville Jaguars W 23–17 8–7 LP Field CBS Recap
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. CST at Houston Texans W 23–22 9–7 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 7 7 14
Jaguars 7 3 3 3 16

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 2: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Two: Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 10 0 3 13
Titans 0 10 10 6 26

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Three: Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 0 7 0 14
Titans 0 10 0 7 17

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 73° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DEN –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • DEN –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • DEN –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • DEN –
  • TEN –

Week 4: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 7 14 10 0 31
Browns 3 3 0 7 13

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 48° F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 66,240
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • CLE –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • CLE –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • CLE –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • CLE –

Week 5: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 3 0 7 7 17
Steelers 7 14 7 10 38

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 70° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 63,875
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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 compling 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 completinga 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace.

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

Week 7: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Seven: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 17 7 14 41
Titans 0 0 7 0 7

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 72° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 8: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 3 7 10
Titans 3 17 0 7 27

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • TEN –

Week 9: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Nine: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 7 10 24
Titans 3 14 0 0 17

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –

Week 10: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Ten: Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 14 3 3 10 30
Panthers 0 0 3 0 3

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • CAR –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • CAR –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • CAR –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • CAR –

Week 11: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Eleven: Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 3 7 7 17
Falcons 7 6 10 0 23

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EST/3:15 p.m. CST[1]
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 68,164
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • ATL –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • ATL –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • ATL –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • ATL –

Week 12: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Twelve: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 7 7 0 17
Titans 7 3 0 13 23

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB – Josh Freeman – 18/33, 199 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • TEN – Matt Hasselbeck – 19/34, 160 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 13: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Thirteen: Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 10 7 3 3 23
Bills 7 3 0 7 17

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • BUF –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • BUF –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • BUF –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • BUF –

Week 14: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Fourteen: New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 3 3 13 22
Titans 0 3 7 7 17

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NO –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • NO –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • NO –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • NO –
  • TEN –

Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Fifteen: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 6 0 7 13
Colts 3 0 14 10 27

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,271
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • IND –

Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Sixteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 3 0 7 17
Titans 10 7 3 3 23

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 44° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • JAC –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • JAC –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • JAC –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • JAC –
  • TEN –

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[edit]

Week Seventeen: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 13 3 7 23
Texans 7 3 3 9 22

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –

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[edit]

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


Coaching staff[edit]

Tennessee Titans 2011 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Final roster[edit]

2011 Tennessee Titans final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Titans-Falcons Game Nov. 20 Moved to 3:15 p.m., CT". titansonline.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.