2012 Tennessee Titans season

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2012 Tennessee Titans season
Head coach Mike Munchak
Owner Bud Adams
Home field LP Field
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 3rd AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2012 Tennessee Titans season was the franchise's 43rd season in the National Football league, the 53rd overall, the 16th in the state of Tennessee and the second under head coach Mike Munchak. It was also the last full season under the ownership of Bud Adams, who died on October 21, 2013. The Titans failed to improve on their 9–7 record in 2011 and were eliminated from postseason contention in Week 14.

2012 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2012 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 20 Kendall Wright Wide Receiver Baylor
2 52 Zach Brown Linebacker North Carolina
3 82 Mike Martin Defensive Tackle Michigan
4 115 Coty Sensabaugh Cornerback Clemson
5 145[a] Taylor Thompson Tight End SMU
6 190 Markelle Martin Safety Oklahoma State
7 227[b] Scott Solomon Defensive End Rice
Notes
^[a] Traded up to acquire pick from the Dolphins.
^[b] Pick from the Browns through the Vikings.

Staff[edit]

2012 Tennessee Titans staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2012 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, 17 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Titans' preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2012.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 9:00 p.m. CDT at Seattle Seahawks L 17–27 0–1 CenturyLink Field NFLN/WKRN Recap
2 August 17 6:30 p.m. CDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–7 1–1 Raymond James Stadium WKRN Recap
3 August 23 7:00 p.m. CDT Arizona Cardinals W 32–27 2–1 LP Field ESPN/WKRN Recap
4 August 30 6:00 p.m. CDT New Orleans Saints W 10–6 3–1 LP Field WKRN Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 12:00 p.m. CDT New England Patriots L 13–34 0–1 LP Field CBS Recap
2 September 16 3:25 p.m. CDT at San Diego Chargers L 10–38 0–2 Qualcomm Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 23 12:00 p.m. CDT Detroit Lions W 44–41 (OT) 1–2 LP Field Fox Recap
4 September 30 12:00 p.m. CDT at Houston Texans L 14–38 1–3 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 7 3:25 p.m. CDT at Minnesota Vikings L 7–30 1–4 Mall of America Field CBS Recap
6 October 11 7:20 p.m. CDT Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–23 2–4 LP Field NFLN[a] Recap
7 October 21 12:00 p.m. CDT at Buffalo Bills W 35–34 3–4 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS Recap
8 October 28 12:00 p.m. CDT Indianapolis Colts L 13–19 (OT) 3–5 LP Field CBS Recap
9 November 4 12:00 p.m. CST Chicago Bears L 20–51 3–6 LP Field Fox Recap
10 November 11 12:00 p.m. CST at Miami Dolphins W 37–3 4–6 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 12:00 p.m. CST at Jacksonville Jaguars L 19–24 4–7 EverBank Field CBS Recap
13 December 2 12:00 p.m. CST Houston Texans L 10–24 4–8 LP Field CBS Recap
14 December 9 12:00 p.m. CST at Indianapolis Colts L 23–27 4–9 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 17 7:30 p.m. CST New York Jets W 14–10 5–9 LP Field ESPN[b] Recap
16 December 23 12:00 p.m. CST at Green Bay Packers L 7–55 5–10 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
17 December 30 12:00 p.m. CST Jacksonville Jaguars W 38–20 6–10 LP Field CBS Recap
LEGEND
Bold indicates a division opponent.
^[a] Simulcast locally on WZTV.
^[b] Simulcast locally on WKRN-TV.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week One: New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 14 7 6 34
Titans 3 0 7 3 13

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NE –Tom Brady , 23/31 , 236 Yds , 2 TD , 0 INT
  • TEN –Jake Locker , 23/32 , 229 Yds , 1 TD , 1 INT
Top rushers
  • NE –Stevan Ridley , 21 Car , 125 Yds , 1 TD
  • TEN –Jake Locker , 2 Car , 11 Yds , 0 TD
Top receivers
  • NE –Brandon Lloyd , 5 Rec , 69 Yds , 0 TD
  • TEN –Jared Cook , 4 Rec , 64 Yds , 0 TD
Top tacklers
  • NE –
  • TEN –

Jake Locker's first NFL start was a rough affair; he was 23–32 for 229 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to Nate Washington. The Patriots forced a fumble by Locker near the Titans goal line and Dont'a Hightower grabbed the ball and scored. The Patriots behind Tom Brady's 236 passing yards and 125 rushing yards from Stevan Ridley won 34–14. Chris Johnson was limited to just four rushing yards on 11 carries.

Week 2: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Two: Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 3 7 0 10
Chargers 14 3 7 14 38

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 16
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CDT/1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 85 °F (29 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,804
  • Referee: Bruce Hermanson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • SD –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • SD –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • SD –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • SD –

Week 3: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Three: Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Lions 6 3 7 25 0 41
Titans 10 10 0 21 3 44

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

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

Week 4: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 7 0 7 14
Texans 14 0 14 10 38

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,581
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
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 –

Week 5: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 0 7 7
Vikings 7 6 10 7 30

at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Week 6: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Six: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 0 3 10 23
Titans 6 10 0 10 26

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

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

Week 7: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Seven: Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 14 7 7 7 35
Bills 14 6 14 0 34

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 68,836
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
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 8: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Colts 3 0 3 7 6 19
Titans 3 7 0 3 0 13

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 28
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
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. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Nine: Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 28 3 6 14 51
Titans 2 3 7 8 20

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

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

Week 10: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Ten: Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 14 10 7 6 37
Dolphins 0 3 0 0 3

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 78 °F (26 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,165
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Tasker
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • MIA –

Week 12: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Twelve: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 3 3 3 10 19
Jaguars 7 0 7 10 24

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 63,323
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • JAC –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • JAC –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • JAC –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • JAC –

Week 13: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Thirteen: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 14 7 3 0 24
Titans 3 0 7 0 10

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

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

With the loss, the Titans fell to 4–8 and were swept by the Texans for the first time since 2004.

Week 14: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Fourteen: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 7 13 0 3 23
Colts 7 0 14 6 27

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,688
  • 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 15: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Fifteen: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 0 7 0 10
Titans 0 7 7 0 14

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

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

Week 16: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Sixteen: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 0 7 7
Packers 14 6 14 21 55

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 24 °F (−4 °C), mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,508
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • GB – TWENTY
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • GB –

Week 17: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Seventeen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 7 0 6 20
Titans 7 14 14 3 38

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Don Criqui and Randy Cross
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 –

Standings[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Houston Texans(3) 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 416 331 L2
Indianapolis Colts(5) 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 357 387 W2
Tennessee Titans 6 10 0 .375 1–5 5–7 330 471 W1
Jacksonville Jaguars 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 255 444 L5

References[edit]

External links[edit]