2011 Tennessee Titans season

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.

2011 Tennessee Titans season
Tennessee Titans wordmark.svg
Head coachMike Munchak
General managerMike Reinfeldt
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldLP Field
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

2011 draft classEdit

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

Coaching staffEdit

Tennessee Titans 2011 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Final rosterEdit

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

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

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

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 Minnesota Vikings W 14–3 1–0 LP Field Recap
2 August 20 at St. Louis Rams L 16–17 1–1 Edward Jones Dome Recap
3 August 27 Chicago Bears W 14–13 2–1 LP Field Recap
4 September 1 at New Orleans Saints W 32–9 3–1 Louisiana Superdome Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

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

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 0 7714
Jaguars 7 3 3316

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 2: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Two: Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 10 0313
Titans 0 10 10626

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 3: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Three: Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 7 0 7014
Titans 0 10 0717

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 78°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information

Week 4: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 14 10031
Browns 3 3 0713

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

Week 5: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 3 0 7717
Steelers 7 14 71038

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

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 completing 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 completing a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace.

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

Week 7: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Seven: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 3 17 71441
Titans 0 0 707

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 68°F (Mostly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information

Week 8: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 0 3710
Titans 3 17 0727

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 9: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Nine: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 7 71024
Titans 3 14 0017

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 10: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Ten: Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 14 3 31030
Panthers 0 0 303

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

Week 11: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Eleven: Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 3 7717
Falcons 7 6 10023

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

Week 12: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Twelve: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Buccaneers 3 7 7017
Titans 7 3 01323

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 13: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Thirteen: Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 10 7 3323
Bills 7 3 0717

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 14: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Fourteen: New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 3 3 31322
Titans 0 3 7717

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 15: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Fifteen: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 6 0713
Colts 3 0 141027

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

Week 16: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Sixteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 3 0717
Titans 10 7 3323

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 47°F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information

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 TexansEdit

Week Seventeen: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 13 3723
Texans 7 3 3922

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

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

StandingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Titans-Falcons Game Nov. 20 Moved to 3:15 p.m., CT". titansonline.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.