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Titans to open preseason at Baltimore next Thursday

by Cass Teague
Running back Derrick Henry will be leading the charge for the Titans again this season. (Photo: tennesseetitans.com)

The Tennessee Titans are hard at work preparing for their 2022 season. The first of three preseason games for the two-tone blue is scheduled for next Thursday, August 11. Kickoff in Baltimore against the Ravens is set for 6:30 p.m. CDT. The following weekend, the Titans are scheduled to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Nissan Stadium with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 20. The final preseason game for the Titans is set at home in Nissan Stadium on Saturday, August 27 against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Tennessee Titans will celebrate the historic Jefferson Street Nashville neighborhood during the 2022 campaign. Eight iconic businesses on Jefferson Street in North Nashville, the historic corridor of Nashville’s African-American community, will be spotlighted at each regular-season home game. The Titans will spotlight these Jefferson Street businesses and business owners: The College Crib Urban Greek & Clothing Co., Owner(s): Hortense Price Jones (President), Treachery Price (Vice President); Jefferson Street Sound, Owner: Lorenzo Washington; Najeal’s Hair Studio, Owner: Renea Jones; EG & MC Cocktail & Tapas Bar, Owner(s): Clint Gray, Gemaal Pratts, E.J. Reed, & Derrick ‘Mo’ Moore; Woodcuts Gallery & Framing, Owner: Nathaniel Harris; Tennessee Tribune, Owner(s): Rosetta Miller-Perry & Wanda Miller-Benson; Alkebu-Lan Images, Owner: Jordan Harris; and the Silver Sands Café,  Owner: Sophia Vaughn. The exact dates and events have not been released at press time.

The NFL Hall of Fame game was scheduled for last night in Canton, Ohio, home of the NFL Hall of Fame, Thursday, August 4, as the Las Vegas Raiders played their AFC Conference foe Jacksonville Jaguars on NBC. The regular season, the 103rd season of the National Football League begins with the defending Super Bowl LVI champion Los Angeles Rams hosting the Buffalo Bills in the NFL Kickoff Game on Thursday, September 8 at SoFi Stadium on NBC.

The Titans will open the regular season at home against the New York Giants, with kickoff set for 3:25 p.m. CDT on Sunday, September 11. This season, three of the team’s first four games will air nationally on FOX, locally on WZTV channel 17.1. The team’s second game is at the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, ESPN and ABC locally on WKRN, channel 2.1 with a 6:15 p.m. CDT kickoff on September 19. Their third game is at Noon on Sunday, September 26 against the Las Vegas Raiders in Nissan Stadium. The Titans travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts on Sunday, October 2 at Noon CDT, and then take on the Washington Commanders on the road at Noon CDT on CBS, locally NewsChannel 5.1 on October 9, before their bye week of the 17-week regular season.

Derrick Henry, starting his 7th season at running back, is expected to produce big for the team, as is his quarterback Ryan Tannehill, now in his 11th season as a pro, his 4th with the Titans. Look for big things from the rookies and returning veterans, who have been working hard in training camp since July 27. 

Last season the team went 12-4 in the league’s 16-game regular season, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the playoffs to finish at 12-5. The team has made the playoffs in four of the last five seasons, winning three playoff games, while losing four, and has not had a winning record every season since 2015, that’s six consecutive winning seasons.

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