NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans released the 2018 schedule, which includes three prime time games and a game against the Chargers in London.
For starters, a team that has historically been overlooked by national media landed three primetime games. The Titans will play Monday Night Football contests at Dallas Nov. 5th and at Houston Nov. 26th. They will also host the Jaguars in a Thursday night game Dec. 6th.
Additionally, the Titans will venture abroad for the first time in team history, playing in London’s Wembley Stadium Oct. 21st against the Chargers. It’s one of three NFL games to be played in London once again this season.
The Titans will also host both Super Bowl teams from last season, welcoming the reigning champion Eagles to town in week four. They will host the Patriots in week 10.
Perhaps most importantly, Tennessee will play four of its final five regular season games at home. The Titans will host the Jets Dec. 2nd and Jaguars Dec. 6th before visiting the Giants Dec. 16th. They finish the regular season with home games against the Redskins Dec. 22nd or 23rd and Colts Dec. 30th. Those home game could be critical in a late season push for a AFC South division title or a playoff berth.
All in all, I believe the Titans schedule is very favorable for first year head coach Mike Vrabel. The most difficult games are at home and the closing stretch features four home games.
It is dangerous to compare a new schedule when rosters aren’t even close to being finalized to how teams performed last season, but while the Titans have a more difficult schedule in terms of opponents’ records in 2017, the way the schedule falls is fortuitous.
Here’s a look at the entire 2018 schedule:
Date: Sunday, September 9 – Noon. (FOX)
Opponent: at Miami Dolphins
Date: Sunday, September 16 – Noon. (CBS)
Opponent: Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, September 23 -- Noon. (CBS)
Opponent: at Jacksonville Jaguars
Why to watch: The Titans swept the Jaguars in 2017, winning the two games by a combined score of 52.
Date: Sunday, September 30 -- Noon. (FOX)
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, October 7 -- Noon. (CBS)
Opponent: at Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, October 14 – 3:25 p.m. (CBS)
Opponent: Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, October 21 -- 8:30 a.m. CT. (CBS)
Opponent: Los Angeles Chargers (in London)
Date: Monday, November 5 -- 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Opponent: at Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, November 11 – Noon*. (CBS)
Opponent: New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, November 18 – Noon*. (CBS)
Opponent: at Indianapolis Colts
Date: Monday, November 26 – 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Opponent: at Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, December 2 – 3:05 p.m*. (CBS)
Opponent: New York Jets
Date: Thursday, December 6 – 7:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, December 16 – Noon*. (CBS)
Opponent: at New York Giants
Date: Sunday, December 22 or 23 – TBA. (TBA)
Opponent: Washington Redskins
Date: Sunday, December 30 – Noon*. (CBS)
Opponent: Indianapolis Colts