The Tennessee Titans will open the 2017 season at home against the Oakland Raiders in a game that features two of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks.
Both Marcus Mariota of Tennessee and Derek Carr of Oakland are coming off years in which they had breakout years but also had their seasons cut short by injuries.
The Titans also have a pair of prime-time games this season, hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football on Oct. 16 and going to Pittsburgh for a Thursday night game against the Steelers on Nov. 16.
As for the remainder of the season, the Titans are at Jacksonville on Sept. 17 and return to Nissan Stadium the next week to face the Seattle Seahawks.
Tennessee is in on the road for back-to-back games at AFC South rival Houston on Oct. 1 and at Miami on Oct. 8.
Following the Monday night game against the Colts, the Titans are back on the road again at Cleveland on Oct. 22.
Tennessee’s bye week is set in the middle of the season on Oct. 29. That is followed by home games against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 5 and the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 12.
The Titans then travel to Pittsburgh for the Thursday night game, then go to the Colts on Nov. 26 for a rematch.
In December, the Titans host the Texans on Dec. 3, followed by road trips to the Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 10) and the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 17.
On Christmas Eve, the Titans host the Los Angeles Rams and conclude the regular season at home against the Jaguars.
“Just my gut reaction looking at it for the first time – it looks like a good schedule,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “You always look to see where the bye is and it is coming in week 8, that times up well for us.
“We have two West Coast games back to back in December and we will look to see if it makes sense to stay out there between games and help ourselves from all that travel. It is interesting to see that we have the four AFC North games in a row in the middle of the season.
“I think the two primetime games will be good for both our players and our fans. I know our players like playing at night in primetime, and it gives our team and our organization some recognition that we are going in the right direction, and I think people are going to be anxious to see these games on national television.”
Also preseason game times have been officially set as the Titans play at the Jets on Aug. 12, host the Panthers on Aug. 19, the Bears on Aug. 27 and finish with a road trip to Kansas City on Aug. 31.
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