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2014 Tennessee Titans season

The 2014 Tennessee Titans season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 55th overall and the 18th in the state of Tennessee. It marked the first under head coach Ken Whisenhunt, as well as the first full season following the death of longtime owner Bud Adams, who died during the 2013 season. The Titans finished the season with a 2–14 record, not only tying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the league's worst record, but the Titans also suffered their worst season since 1994, when the franchise was known as the Houston Oilers.

2014 Tennessee Titans season
Tennessee Titans wordmark.svg
Head coachKen Whisenhunt
General managerRuston Webster
OwnerKSA Industries
Home fieldLP Field
Results
Record2–14
Division place4th AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone

2014 draft classEdit

2014 Tennessee Titans Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 11 Taylor Lewan Offensive tackle Michigan
2 54 Bishop Sankey Running back Washington
3 None — see draft trades below
4 112 DaQuan Jones Defensive tackle Penn State
122 Marqueston Huff Safety Wyoming
5 151 Avery Williamson Linebacker Kentucky
6 178 Zach Mettenberger Quarterback LSU
7 None — see draft trades below

Draft trades

  • The Titans traded their original second-round selection (No. 42 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the Eagles' second- and fourth-round selections (Nos. 54 and 122 overall, respectively).
  • The Titans traded their third-round selection (No. 77 overall), along with their 2013 second- and seventh-round selections to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' 2013 second-round selection.
  • The Titans traded their sixth- and seventh-round selections (Nos. 186 and 228 overall, respectively) to the Washington Redskins in exchange for the Redskins' sixth-round selection (No. 178 overall).

StaffEdit

2014 Tennessee Titans staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Final rosterEdit

2014 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, 15 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 Green Bay Packers W 20–16 1–0 LP Field Recap
2 August 15 at New Orleans Saints L 24–31 1–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 August 23 at Atlanta Falcons W 24–17 2–1 Georgia Dome Recap
4 August 28 Minnesota Vikings L 3–19 2–2 LP Field Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 at Kansas City Chiefs W 26–10 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
2 September 14 Dallas Cowboys L 10–26 1–1 LP Field Recap
3 September 21 at Cincinnati Bengals L 7–33 1–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
4 September 28 at Indianapolis Colts L 17–41 1–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
5 October 5 Cleveland Browns L 28–29 1–4 LP Field Recap
6 October 12 Jacksonville Jaguars W 16–14 2–4 LP Field Recap
7 October 19 at Washington Redskins L 17–19 2–5 FedExField Recap
8 October 26 Houston Texans L 16–30 2–6 LP Field Recap
9 Bye
10 November 9 at Baltimore Ravens L 7–21 2–7 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
11 November 17 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–27 2–8 LP Field Recap
12 November 23 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–43 2–9 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
13 November 30 at Houston Texans L 21–45 2–10 NRG Stadium Recap
14 December 7 New York Giants L 7–36 2–11 LP Field Recap
15 December 14 New York Jets L 11–16 2–12 LP Field Recap
16 December 18 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 13–21 2–13 EverBank Field Recap
17 December 28 Indianapolis Colts L 10–27 2–14 LP Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 10 10626
Chiefs 0 3 0710

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

With the stunning win over the struggling Chiefs, the Titans started their season at 1-0.

Week 2: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 13 7326
Titans 0 0 10010

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

The Cowboys routed the Titans 26-10, en route to the Cowboys' six game winning streak. With the loss, Tennessee fell to 1-1.

Week 3: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Three: Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 0 077
Bengals 10 9 7733

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

The Bengals rolled over the Titans, 33-7. It was all Bengals from the beginning. They humiliated Tennessee, simply destroying them. With the humiliating loss, Tennessee fell to 1-2.

Week 4: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 10 7017
Colts 14 6 14741

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 78 °F (26 °C), partly sunny (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 64,757
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Titans got blown out for a third straight week, losing to the rival Colts 41-17. This loss drops the Titans to 1-3 on the season, but they remain in third place in the AFC South, with the Jaguars' 33-14 loss to the Chargers.

Week 5: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Five: Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 0 10 31629
Titans 7 21 0028

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

The Titans dominated the first half, leading 28-3 after two quarters. However, it wasn't enough, as the Browns stormed back in the second half to win 29-28. This was the largest road comeback of all time. With the bitter loss, the Titans fell to 1-4.

Week 6: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Six: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 0 0714
Titans 3 7 3316

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C), (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Coming off their humiliating loss to the Browns, the Titans stayed at home to take on the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. Tennessee edged the Jags out 16-14, improving to 2-4 while the Jaguars dropped to 0-6.

Week 7: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Seven: Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 3 7 0717
Redskins 3 3 7619

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 75,227
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Coming off their divisional home win over the Jaguars, the Titans traveled to FedEx field to take on the lowly Washington Redskins. The Redskins knocked off Tennessee, 19-17, dropping the Titans to 2-5 on the season.

Week 8: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Eight: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 0 13 14330
Titans 3 0 6716

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Redskins, the Titans stayed home to face the divisional rival Houston Texans. The Texans were on the rise and defeated the Titans, 30-16, dropping them to 2-6.

Week 10: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Ten: Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 0 007
Ravens 0 7 7721

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,914
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Coming off their home loss to the Texans, the Titans traveled to Baltimore to face the Ravens. The Ravens scored three touchdowns en route to a 21-7 victory over the Titans, dropping them to a dismal 2-7.

Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Eleven: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 13 0 01427
Titans 7 10 7024

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information


Coming off their loss to the Ravens, the Titans stayed home for a Week 11 Monday Night Football clash with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers ended up winning the contest, 27-24, dropping the Titans to 2-8.

Week 12: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Twelve: Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 17 0724
Eagles 17 10 7943

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

The Eagles definitively beat the Titans, 43-24, dropping them to 2-9. With their fifth straight loss, the Titans secured a third straight non-winning season.

Week 13: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Thirteen: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 0 14721
Texans 14 10 71445

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), partly cloudy (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,714
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

J.J. Watt dominated this game, as the Texans swept their rivals with a 45-21 victory. With the loss, the Titans stumbled to 2-10.

Week 14: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Giants at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 17 6 10336
Titans 0 0 707

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

The Titans were the only AFC South team to lose to all of their NFC East opponents

Week 15: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Fifteen: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 3 7616
Titans 3 2 6011

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

This was the first game in NFL history to end with a final score of 16 to 11. With the loss, the Titans fell to 2-11.

Week 16: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Sixteen: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 3 0313
Jaguars 0 7 7721

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

The Jaguars bested their divisional rivals by a score of 21-13, dropping them to 2-13.

Week 17: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Seventeen: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 10 01027
Titans 0 7 3010

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

With the loss and the Saints win over the Buccaneers, Titans ended up at 2–14, tying with the Buccaneers. Titans earned the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Indianapolis Colts 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 W1
Houston Texans 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 L1
Tennessee Titans 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 L10

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 0.514 0.487 L1
2[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 0.521 0.484 W1
3[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 0.451 0.486 W4
4[b] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 0.479 0.372 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 0.498 0.425 L1
6 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 0.475 0.378 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 0.447 0.299 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 0.512 0.500 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 0.512 0.403 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 0.516 0.486 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 0.512 0.406 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 0.479 0.371 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 0.543 0.375 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 0.514 0.313 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 0.570 0.542 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 0.506 0.375 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7).
    Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record.
    Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13).
    San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennessee Titans Administration".
  2. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

External linksEdit