The Tennessee Titans (0-1) journey to face the reigning AFC East champion Buffalo Payments (1-0) this week on Monday Evening Soccer. Kickoff at Highmark Stadium (71,621) is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. EDT/6:15 p.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 19.
That is the fifth consecutive season during which Titans and Payments have met, the third consecutive season during which they’ve performed in primetime, and the second straight 12 months they’ve been featured on Monday Evening Soccer. The Titans received the final two primetime matchups, together with a Tuesday night time contest in 2020 and their 2021 Monday night time conflict, every of which was performed in Nashville.
That is the fiftieth all-time contest between the organizations, two constitution members of the American Soccer League. The Titans lead the all-time sequence 30-19, which features a 2-1 benefit for the Payments within the postseason.
ESPN will broadcast the sport to a nationwide viewers, whereas the telecast additionally may be seen regionally in Nashville on WZTV Fox 17. The printed workforce consists of play-by-play announcer Steve Levy, analysts Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky, and reporter Laura Rutledge.
Followers in Nashville can stream stay Titans video games with the newly-launched NFL+ subscription service, which gives entry to all native video games and all primetime video games on telephones and tablets, stay native and nationwide audio for each NFL sport, and extra.
The Titans Radio Community and Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone carry all Titans video games throughout the Mid-South with the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells and gameday host Rhett Bryan.
Moreover, Westwood One Sports activities will broadcast the sport to a nationwide radio viewers. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy and analyst Ross Tucker have the decision.
TITANS LOOK TO REBOUND AFTER ONE-POINT LOSS
The Titans opened the season final week at dwelling towards the New York Giants. They by no means trailed till late within the fourth quarter, when Giants operating again Saquon Barkley scored on a two-point conversion to place his workforce forward 21-20. A final-minute drive by the Titans got here up empty as a 47-yard subject aim try sailed large left as time expired.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill handed for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns, ending with a 106.4 passer ranking. Each of his landing tosses went to operating again Dontrell Hilliard.
The Titans protection totaled 5 sacks and two takeaways. Defensive deal with Jeffery Simmons had two sacks, together with a strip-sack, whereas second-year exterior linebacker Rashad Weaver notched his first two profession sacks.
A complete of eight rookies performed for the Titans, together with a pair of starters in cornerback Roger McCreary and proper deal with Nicholas Petit-Frere. Three different rookies mixed for a complete of 10 receptions for 132 yards. Fifth-round large receiver Kyle Philips led the workforce with six catches for 66 yards, whereas first-rounder Treylon Burks had three receptions for 55 yards. Tight finish Chig Okonkwo added 11 yards on one catch.
The Payments have prolonged time to arrange for his or her dwelling opener towards the Titans. They launched their season final Thursday night time in Los Angeles and earned a convincing 31-10 win towards the Rams.
Quarterback Josh Allen is in his fifth season since being chosen by the Payments with the seventh decide of the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2021, he handed for 4,407 yards and 36 touchdowns and added six touchdowns on the bottom. Final week at Los Angeles, he accomplished three landing passes and rushed for an additional rating.
Led by head coach Sean McDermott, who’s in his sixth season as head coach, the Payments are searching for their fourth consecutive playoff berth in 2022. Just like the Titans, their three playoff appearances since 2019 embrace back-to-back division titles previously two campaigns.