2016 Tennessee Titans season

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2016 Tennessee Titans season
Head coach Mike Mularkey
General manager Jon Robinson
Owner KSA Industries
Home field Nissan Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC South
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers

The 2016 season was the Tennessee Titans franchise's 47th in the National Football League and their 57th overall. It also marked the franchise's 20th season in the state of Tennessee as well as the first full season under head coach Mike Mularkey, who served as the team's interim head coach for the last nine games of the 2015 season.

The Titans tripled their win total from 2015 and achieved their first winning season since 2011. However, the team missed the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, the fifth longest current streak in the NFL—the Titans finished tied with the Houston Texans for the AFC South division title, but lost the tiebreaker due to record against divisional opponents (Texans 5–1 to the Titans' 2–4).

Draft[edit]

2016 Tennessee Titans Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 8 Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
2 33 Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
43 Austin Johnson DT Penn State
45 Derrick Henry RB Alabama
3 64 Kevin Byard S MTSU
5 140 Tajae Sharpe WR UMass
157 LeShaun Sims CB Southern Utah
6 193 Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas
7 222 Aaron Wallace OLB UCLA
253 Kalan Reed CB Southern Miss

Notes

Staff[edit]

2016 Tennessee Titans staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2016 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, 8 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 San Diego Chargers W 27–10 1–0 Nissan Stadium Recap
2 August 20 Carolina Panthers L 16–26 1–1 Nissan Stadium Recap
3 August 27 at Oakland Raiders W 27–14 2–1 Oakland Alameda Coliseum Recap
4 September 1 at Miami Dolphins W 21–10 3–1 Hard Rock Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 Minnesota Vikings L 16–25 0–1 Nissan Stadium Recap
2 September 18 at Detroit Lions W 16–15 1–1 Ford Field Recap
3 September 25 Oakland Raiders L 10–17 1–2 Nissan Stadium Recap
4 October 2 at Houston Texans L 20–27 1–3 NRG Stadium Recap
5 October 9 at Miami Dolphins W 30–17 2–3 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
6 October 16 Cleveland Browns W 28–26 3–3 Nissan Stadium Recap
7 October 23 Indianapolis Colts L 26–34 3–4 Nissan Stadium Recap
8 October 27 Jacksonville Jaguars W 36–22 4–4 Nissan Stadium Recap
9 November 6 at San Diego Chargers L 35–43 4–5 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
10 November 13 Green Bay Packers W 47–25 5–5 Nissan Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Indianapolis Colts L 17–24 5–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
12 November 27 at Chicago Bears W 27–21 6–6 Soldier Field Recap
13 Bye
14 December 11 Denver Broncos W 13–10 7–6 Nissan Stadium Recap
15 December 18 at Kansas City Chiefs W 19–17 8–6 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
16 December 24 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 17–38 8–7 EverBank Field Recap
17 January 1 Houston Texans W 24–17 9–7 Nissan Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week One: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 0 121325
Titans 3 7 0616

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 2: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Two: Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 3 01316
Lions 9 3 3015

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Three: Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 7 10 0017
Titans 3 0 7010

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 89 °F (32 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 62,370
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 3 14 3020
Texans 14 6 7027

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

Week 5: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 14 3630
Dolphins 0 14 3017

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 88 °F (31 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,425
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 6: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Six: Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 6 7 01326
Titans 7 7 7728

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,897
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Titans posted their first victory over their former AFC Central rival since 2011 and only their third win over the Browns since 2002 league realignment established the AFC South. Marcus Mariota threw three touchdowns but Cody Kessler kept the Browns in the hunt with two touchdown drives in the final three minutes.

Week 7: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Seven: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 10 31434
Titans 6 7 01326

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Taylor Lewan caught his first career touchdown.

Week 8: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Eight: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 0 81422
Titans 3 24 6336

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

With the win, the Titans improved on their 3–13 season from the previous year.

Week 9: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Nine: Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 14 71435
Chargers 9 10 141043

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 52,281
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Ten: Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 16 9025
Titans 21 14 6647

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

The Titans defeated the Packers for the fourth time in six meetings since becoming a Tennessee NFL franchise. The Titans raced to a 21–0 lead in the first quarter and led 35–16 at halftime. Rookie Tajae Sharpe caught his first career touchdown.

Week 11: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Eleven: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 7 7317
Colts 14 7 0324

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,048
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Twelve: Tennessee Titans at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 14 3327
Bears 7 0 01421

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 59,494
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Titans posted their sixth win of the season as Marcus Mariota faced off against Matt Barkley, in his first NFL action since 2014; he opened scoring late in the first quarter on a seven-yard toss. Mariota answered with three straight touchdown drives, but Barkley answered a Titans lead of 27–7 with two straight touchdown drives and whipped to the Titans red zone in the final minute, but two incompletions ended the game.

Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Fourteen: Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 0 01010
Titans 10 3 0013

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

The Titans posted only their second win (in six tries) over the Broncos since becoming a Tennessee NFL franchise. They led 13–0 but had to sweat out a Broncos rally; A.J. Derby's fumble was recovered by Daimion Stafford with 1:04 to go. The game became chippy when Harry Douglas cut block Chris Harris, Jr. in the second quarter; Aqib Talib attacked Douglas and a melee erupted on the Titans sideline.

The victory was the 425th in the franchise's history.

Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Fifteen: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 7 01219
Chiefs 14 3 0017

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

The Titans edged the Chiefs on a 53-yard field goal on the final play by former Chiefs placekicker Ryan Succop; he missed a first attempt but the attempt was nullified when Chiefs coach Andy Reid called timeout.

Week 16: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Sixteen: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 7 3717
Jaguars 10 9 61338

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 67 °F (19 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 59,621
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Marcus Mariota's season ended when he suffered a broken right fibula in Tennessee's 38–17 loss to the Jaguars; the loss marked the eighth straight season in which neither team managed to sweep the other in the regular season.[1] The loss—combined with Houston's subsequent win over Cincinnati—ended Tennessee's hopes for the playoffs.

Week 17: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Seventeen: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 0 0 10717
Titans 7 7 7324

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,205
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuletta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The win was the Titans' first against the Texans since 2013.

NOTE: With the win, the Titans posted 9 wins and a winning season for the first time since 2011.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Houston Texans 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 279 328 L1
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 381 378 W1
Indianapolis Colts 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 411 392 W1
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13 0 .188 2–4 2–10 318 400 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 New England Patriots East 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1 .439 .424 W7
2[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9–3 .508 .479 W2
3 Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 .494 .423 W7
4[b] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .502 .427 L1
Wild Cards
5[a] Oakland Raiders West 12 4 0 .750 3–3 9–3 .504 .443 L1
6 Miami Dolphins East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .455 .341 L1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .465 .458 W1
8[c] Denver Broncos West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .549 .455 W1
9[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 .498 .363 L2
10[d] Indianapolis Colts South 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .492 .406 W1
11 Buffalo Bills East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 .482 .339 L2
12 Cincinnati Bengals North 6 9 1 .406 3–3 5–7 .521 .333 W1
13[e] New York Jets East 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 .518 .313 W1
14[e] San Diego Chargers West 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .543 .513 L5
15 Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 2–4 2–10 .527 .417 L1
16 Cleveland Browns North 1 15 0 .063 0–6 1–11 .549 .313 L1
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City clinched the AFC West division over Oakland based on head-to-head sweep.
  2. ^ a b Houston clinched the AFC South division title over Tennessee based on record vs. division opponents.
  3. ^ a b Tennessee finished ahead of Denver based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Indianapolis based on record vs. conference opponents.
  5. ^ a b The New York Jets finished ahead of San Diego based record vs. common opponents — the Jets' cumulative record against Cleveland, Indianapolis,
    Kansas City and Miami was 1–4, while San Diego's cumulative record against the same four teams was 0–5.
  6. ^ 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.

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