2014 Tennessee Titans season

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2014 Tennessee Titans season
Head coach Ken Whisenhunt
General manager Ruston Webster
Owner KSA Industries
Home field LP Field
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 4th AFC South
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers None

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 draft class

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).

Staff

2014 Tennessee Titans staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Final roster

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

Schedule

Preseason

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 season

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 summaries

Week 1: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 10 10 6 26
Chiefs 0 3 0 7 10

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

Week 2: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 13 7 3 26
Titans 0 0 10 0 10

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 3: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week Three: Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 0 7 7
Bengals 10 9 7 7 33

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 74 °F (23 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 56,743
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Johansen and Chris Simms
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Indianapolis Colts

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 10 7 0 17
Colts 14 6 14 7 41

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

Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week Five: Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 10 3 16 29
Titans 7 21 0 0 28

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 6: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week Six: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 0 0 7 14
Titans 3 7 3 3 16

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

Week 7: at Washington Redskins

Week Seven: Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 3 7 0 7 17
Redskins 3 3 7 6 19

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

Week 8: vs. Houston Texans

Week Eight: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 13 14 3 30
Titans 3 0 6 7 16

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 10: at Baltimore Ravens

Week Ten: Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 7 0 0 0 7
Ravens 0 7 7 7 21

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

Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week Eleven: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 13 0 0 14 27
Titans 7 10 7 0 24

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 24 °F (−4 °C), (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week Twelve: Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 17 0 7 24
Eagles 17 10 7 9 43

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Houston Texans

Week Thirteen: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 14 7 21
Texans 14 10 7 14 45

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

Week 14: vs. New York Giants

Week Fourteen: New York Giants at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 17 6 10 3 36
Titans 0 0 7 0 7

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

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

Week 15: vs. New York Jets

Week Fifteen: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 3 7 6 16
Titans 3 2 6 0 11

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

Week 16: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week Sixteen: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 7 3 0 3 13
Jaguars 0 7 7 7 21

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week Seventeen: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 10 0 10 27
Titans 0 7 3 0 10

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), (Light Rain)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the loss and the 49ers win over the Cardinals, Titans ended up at 2–14, tying with the Buccaneers. Titans earned the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Standings

Division

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

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 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.

References

  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 links

  • Official website
  • Media related to 2014 Tennessee Titans season at Wikimedia Commons
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