The Tennessee Titans (0-1) travel to face the defending AFC East champion Buffalo Bills (1-0) this week on Monday Night Football. Kickoff at Highmark Stadium (71,621) is scheduled for 7:15 PM EDT/6:15 PM CDT on Monday, September 19.
This is the fifth straight season the Titans and Bills have met, the third straight season they have played in primetime and the second straight year they have appeared on Monday Night Football. The Titans won the last two primetime games, including a Tuesday night contest in 2020 and their Monday night clash in 2021, each of which was played in Nashville.
This is the 50th all-time contest between the organizations, the two charter members of the American Football League. The Titans lead the all-time series 30-19, which includes a 2-1 edge over the Bills in the postseason.
ESPN will broadcast the game to a national audience, while the telecast can also be seen locally in Nashville on WZTV Fox 17. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcers Steve Levyanalysts Louis Riddick AND Dan Orlovskyand reporter Laura Rutledge.
Fans in Nashville can stream live Titans games with the newly launched NFL+ subscription service, which offers access to all local games and all primetime games on phones and tablets, live local and national audio for every NFL game and more .
Titans Radio Network and Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone carry all Titans games in the Mid-South with “The Voice of the Titans” Mike Keithanalyst Dave McGinnissideline reporter Amy Wells and game day host Rhett Bryan.
Additionally, Westwood One Sports will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy and analyst Ross Tucker make the call.
TITANS NEED TO BREAK AFTER THE ONE-POINT LOSS
The Titans opened the season last week at home against the New York Giants. They never trailed until late in the fourth quarter when the Giants ran back Saquon Barkley scored on a two-point conversion to give his team a 21-20 lead. A last-minute drive by the Titans came up empty as a 47-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left as time expired.
Central defender Ryan Tannehill passed for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns, finishing with a 106.4 passer rating. Both of his touchdowns went to the running back Dontrell Hilliard.
The Titans defense totaled five sacks and two sacks. Protective treatment Jeffery Simmons had two sacks, including a sack, while the sophomore outside linebacker Rashad Weaver recorded his first two career sacks.
A total of eight starters played for the Titans, including a pair of starters at cornerback Roger McCreary and proper handling Nicholas Petit-Frere. Three other starters combined for a total of 10 receptions for 132 yards. Fifth round wide receiver Kyle Phillips led the team with six catches for 66 yards in the first round Treylon Burks had three receptions for 55 yards. Tight end Chig Okonkwo added 11 yards on one catch.
The Bills have extended time to prepare for their home opener against the Titans. They kicked off their season Thursday night in Los Angeles and earned a convincing 31-10 victory against the Rams.
Central defender Josh Allen is in his fifth season since being selected by the Bills with the seventh pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2021, he passed for 4,407 yards and 36 touchdowns and added six touchdowns. Last week in Los Angeles, he completed three touchdown passes and rushed for another score.
Directed by the head coach Sean McDermottwho is in his sixth season as head coach, the Bills are seeking their fourth straight playoff berth in 2022. Like the Titans, their three playoff appearances since 2019 include back-to-back division titles in the last two campaigns.