Titans Open 2023 at New Orleans on September 10th

(press release) NASHVILLE, TENN. – The NFL released the 2023 regular season schedule, and the Titans will be featured in two primetime contests and an International Series game in London.  Both of primetime contests will be on the road, with Tennessee traveling to Pittsburgh on November 2 for a Thursday Night game on Amazon Prime Video and a trip to Miami for a Monday Night contest on December 11. The Titans will open the season at New Orleans on September 10 and will play their home opener the following week against the Los Angeles Chargers on September 17.

The Titans home schedule includes contests against Atlanta, Carolina, Cincinnati, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle, Jacksonville, Houston and Indianapolis.

Tennessee face eight road games in 2023, as they travel to the Cleveland, Miami, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Houston, Jacksonville and Indianapolis.

The NFL announced on Wednesday that the Titans would face Baltimore on October 15 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

This season, “flexible scheduling” for Sunday night may be used twice between Weeks 5-10, and at the NFL’s discretion during Weeks 11-17; and for Monday night at the NFL’s discretion in Weeks 12-17. In weeks of the season eligible for “flexible scheduling,” the games listed for the Sunday and Monday night window are tentative and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday or Monday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday or Monday night game would be moved to a Sunday afternoon.

  In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (3:30 PM CT and 7:15 PM CT) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (Noon PM CT and 3:25 PM CT) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (7:20 PM CT). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17. For more information about NFL Flexible Scheduling, please visit https://www.nfl.com/schedules/flexible-scheduling-procedures.

Amazon Prime is the exclusive home of the Thursday Night games. For the Titans Thursday night matchup, the game will be available on Amazon Prime and additionally the game will be available on an over-the-air station in the Nashville market.

Additionally, the Titans preseason opponents were set with road contests at Chicago and Minnesota to open the preseason and a home game against New England.


  • PLAYOFF OPPONENTS: The Titans have eight total games against seven playoff teams from last season. They play three division champions from 2022, including home games against Cincinnati (Oct. 1) and Jacksonville (Jan. 6 or 7) and visits to Tampa Bay (Nov. 12) and Jacksonville (Nov. 19). The four contests against 2022 wild card qualifiers include home dates with the Los Angeles Chargers (Sept. 17) and Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 24), a road game against Miami (Dec. 11), and a game in London against Baltimore (Oct. 15).  The eight games against reigning playoff clubs are one more than the number the Titans had in 2022.
  • NATIONAL TV APPEARANCES: The Titans are currently scheduled for three nationally-televised games. Their game in London against Baltimore (Oct. 15) will air on NFL Network. In primetime, they play at Pittsburgh on Thursday Night Football (Nov. 2 on Prime Video) and at Miami on Monday Night Football (Dec. 11 on ESPN).
  • TV BREAKDOWN: Excluding their Week 18 matchup with the Jaguars, which has not yet been assigned a television broadcasting network, the Titans are currently scheduled for 10 contests on CBS, three games on FOX, and one game each on NFL Network, ESPN and Prime Video. Due to the NFL’s flex scheduling, some contests could be moved to a different network from the one appearing on the initial schedule.
  • TIME (ZONE) TRAVEL: Outside of their trip to London, the Titans stay in either the central time zone (13 games) or eastern time zone (six) for the duration of 2023, including the preseason. The farthest west they travel is Houston.
  • HIGH NOON: During the regular season, 13 of the Titans’ games are currently scheduled for Sundays at noon CT, with 11 total contests subject to flex scheduling.
  • THREE GAMES BASED UPON 2022 FINISH: Every NFL team has two intraconference games and one interconference matchup based on the previous year’s standings. As a result of the Titans’ second-place finish in 2022, they host the AFC West’s second-place Chargers (Sept. 17) and the NFC West’s second-place Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 24). They visit the AFC East’s runner-up Dolphins (Dec. 11). Overall, the Titans’ strength of schedule is .448 (127-157-4) based upon their opponents’ combined 2022 record, which is the 28th most difficult in the NFL.
  • FACING TOP OFFENSES AND DEFENSES: The Titans face four of the NFL’s top 10 offenses from last season:Cincinnati (Oct. 1, eighth-overall offense), Jacksonville (Nov. 19 and Jan. 6-7, 10th), the Los Angeles Chargers (Sept. 17, ninth) and Miami (Dec. 11, sixth). They also contend with three of the top 10 defenses from 2022: Baltimore (Oct. 15, tied-ninth overall defense), New Orleans (Sept. 10, fifth) and Tampa Bay (Nov. 12, tied-ninth).
  • VRABEL LOOKS FOR FIFTH WINNING SEASON: With a winning record in 2023, Mike Vrabel would join Bum Phillips and Jeff Fisher as the only head coaches in franchise history with at least five winning campaigns. Under Vrabel, the Titans finished with winning records each season from 2018 to 2021. Fisher holds the franchise record for head coaches with six winning seasons (1999-00, 2002-03, 2007-08), which broke the previous record of five seasons, established by Phillips (1975, 1977-80).
  • VRABEL COULD PASS PHILLIPS: Entering 2023 with a record of 50-37 as head coach, including playoffs, Mike Vrabel needs 10 wins to pass Bum Phillips (59-38) for second place on the franchise’s all-time wins list among head coaches. Jeff Fisher (147-126) holds the franchise record for wins.
  • HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE: The Titans will face three of the five NFL head coaches who were hired by their respective clubs in 2023: Indianapolis’ Shane Steichen (Oct. 8 and Dec. 3), Carolina’s Frank Reich (Nov. 26) and Houston’s DeMeco Ryans (Dec. 17 and 31). Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, who joined the Titans in 2018, has the ninth-longest tenure among current head coaches.



  • PRESEASON WEEKS 1-3: The Titans open the preseason at Chicago, facing the Bears in the preseason for the fourth time in the last six years. In the following week, the Titans travel to Minnesota, where they will make their second overall appearance at U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in 2016. The only other occasion was a 31-30 win in the regular season in 2020, when no fans were present due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Titans close out the preseason by hosting the New England Patriots. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, who played for the Patriots from 2001 through 2008, was announced as a 2023 inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame earlier this offseason.
  • WEEK 1 at NEW ORLEANS: In the season opener, the Titans trek to the Caesars Superdome for the first time since 2015, facing a Saints team that ranked fifth in overall defense and second in passing defense in 2022 under head coach Dennis Allen. During the offseason, New Orleans signed veteran quarterback Derek Carr, who spent his first nine NFL campaigns with the Raiders. The visit to New Orleans will mark the second time that the Titans franchise has played New Orleans in Week 1. The first such occurrence was a 33-21 Saints victory on Sunday night, Sept. 5, 1993.
  • WEEK 2 vs. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: The last time the Titans hosted the Chargers in their home opener was Sept. 22, 2013, which resulted in a 20-17 Titans victory. It was the first of two consecutive Titans wins in the series at Nissan Stadium, which most recently included quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s first start with the organization on Oct. 20, 2019.  The Chargers, who defeated the Titans at SoFi Stadium in 2022, enter their fourth season with quarterback Justin Herbert, the sixth-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
  • WEEK 3 at CLEVELAND: The Titans have won their last two games at Cleveland Browns Stadium (2017 and 2019, but the Browns, under head coach Kevin Stefanski, won the most recent clash at Nissan Stadium in 2020. Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has several connections with the Titans from their shared time at the Houston Texans, including head coach Mike Vrabel and offensive coordinator Tim Kelly.
  • WEEK 4 vs. CINCINNATI: The Titans look to snap a three-game skid against the Bengals, who are led by fourth-year quarterback Joe Burrow. The Bengals took the AFC North title in each of the past two seasons and defeated the Titans at Nissan Stadium in the 2021 divisional playoffs. The Titans lead the all-time series 40-37-1, including the postseason.
  • WEEKS 5 & 13 vs. INDIANAPOLIS: The Titans enter 2023 with a five-game winning streak over the Colts, who are led by first-year head coach Shane Steichen. Steichen served as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles the last two seasons, and in 2022 he helped the team reach Super Bowl LVII.  First-year Titans general manager Ran Carthon spent the majority of his three NFL seasons as a player (2004-06) with the Colts.
  • WEEK 6 vs. BALTIMORE (LONDON): The Titans and Ravens square off at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, marking the Titans’ second all-time international game in the regular season. Their first such trip occurred in 2018, Mike Vrabel’s first year as head coach, when the Titans faced the Chargers at Wembley Stadium. The Titans and Ravens have developed a heated rivalry over the course of 26 all-time meetings since the series originated in 1996, highlighted by five postseason contests—most recently a 20-13 Ravens wild-card victory on Jan. 10, 2021. No team has faced the Titans/Oilers more than the Ravens in postseason history, despite the first such matchup not occurring until January 2001. Including all regular season and postseason games, the series is tied 13-13.
  • WEEK 7 (BYE): The Titans follow their trip to London with a bye. Since Mike Vrabel became the team’s head coach in 2018, the Titans are 5-0 in games immediately following their bye week.
  • WEEK 8 vs. ATLANTA: Falcons head coach Arthur Smith faces the Titans for the first time since leaving the organization in 2021 to claim his current post. Smith was with the Titans from 2011 to 2020, including time as offensive coordinator in his final two campaigns with the club. The trip to Nissan Stadium by the Falcons will be their fourth in the regular season.
  • WEEK 9 at PITTSBURGH (THURSDAY NIGHT): The Titans renew the series in the 81st meeting (including playoffs) with their former AFC Central rivals, who are in their 17th season with Mike Tomlin as head coach. In franchise history, the Titans/Oilers have played the Steelers more than any other opponent, including a 2-2 split in four previous Thursday night encounters. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel spent four seasons as a player in Pittsburgh after being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft.
  • WEEK 10 at TAMPA BAY: The Titans carry a three-game winning streak over the Buccaneers into the meeting. With Todd Bowles is in his second season as Tampa Bay’s head coach, the team moves forward at quarterback in 2023 with veterans Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask following the offseason retirement of Tom Brady.
  • WEEKS 11 & 18 vs. JACKSONVILLE: The Titans look to regain the momentum in the series after they were swept by the Jaguars in 2022 for the first time since 2005. That ended the Titans’ five-game winning streak in the rivalry. In Week 18 of last season, the Jaguars defeated the Titans in Jacksonville in a matchup that decided the AFC South champion. The Jaguars are in their second campaign with Doug Pederson as head coach and their third season since selecting quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
  • WEEK 12 vs. CAROLINA: The Titans will host the Panthers at Nissan Stadium for only the third time in the regular season (2007 and 2015). The Panthers are launching a new era in 2023 with head coach Frank Reich, who previously served as the head coach at the Indianapolis Colts from 2018 to 2022. Former Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young was selected by the Panthers with the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • WEEK 14 at MIAMI (MONDAY NIGHT): Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is scheduled to make his first appearance at Hard Rock Stadium since being traded from the Dolphins to the Titans in 2019. Over his seven seasons in Miami (2012-18), he started 88 games and threw for 20,434 yards and 123 touchdowns. The Titans defense faces a Dolphins offense directed by second-year head coach Mike McDaniel that ranked sixth overall and fourth in passing in 2022. The last time the Titans traveled to Miami was the 2018 season opener, Mike Vrabel’s first game as a head coach. With a duration of 7 hours and 8 minutes due to two separate weather interruptions, the 27-20 Dolphins win became the longest game in NFL history. The Titans franchise is 25-19 all-time on Monday Night Football, including a 2-0 mark against the Dolphins. In 1978, the Oilers and the Dolphins were featured in a memorable Monday night clash, a 35-30 Oilers win that included 199 yards and four rushing touchdowns by Earl Campbell.
  • WEEKS 15 & 17 vs. HOUSTON: The Titans and Texans play twice in a three-week span. They have split the season series in six of the last seven years. This year the Titans face new Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, who was hired in 2023 after serving two seasons as defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. Titans running back Derrick Henry enters the season with five consecutive games against the Texans with at least 126 rushing yards and one touchdown. The Texans drafted former Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud with the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • WEEK 16 vs. SEATTLE: The Titans have won two consecutive games against the Seahawks and three of the last four meetings. Most recently, Derrick Henry rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-30 overtime victory at Seattle on Sept. 19, 2021. Pete Carroll’s 14 seasons as head coach with the Seahawks gives him the fourth-longest tenure in the NFL behind only New England’s Bill Belichick, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin and Baltimore’s John Harbaugh.
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