The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to open the 2020 regular season in primetime on the road against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14.
That games marks Jurrell Casey’s first game as a Bronco and it comes against the team where he spent eight seasons as one of its top players. The Titans traded the five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman to Denver in March in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick, ridding themselves of more than $10 million off the salary cap with the move.
“It is always an honor to play on Monday Night Football,” said Mike Vrabel, Titans Head Coach. “When you grow up watching football, you watch Monday Night Football. It is your last taste of football for the week. Certainly, it’s a great challenge to go on the road and face Denver. It is a great way to start the season, there will be a lot of excitement and I know there will be a lot of people tuning in.
“We need to start the season better than we did last year. We played well down the stretch last year and it is what allowed us to make the playoffs and win a couple of games, but we are going to need to start the season better so the margin for error isn’t so thin. The goal is to win the division and host home playoff games and to put ourselves in the best possible position and that will start with those games early in the season at home.”
In addition to opening the season on the road in primetime, the Titans also have primetime games vs. Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 12 at home on Thursday night and a Sunday night game on NBC on Dec. 27 at Green Bay, where they will square off with Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, who is a former Titans offensive coordinator.
The Titans home opener comes in week two against Jacksonville on Sept. 20, followed by a trip to Minnesota on Sept. 27.
Tennessee then has three homes games ina row in October, hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans before their bye week on Oct. 25.
The Titans travel to Cincinnati on Nov. 1 and then host the Chicago Bears on Nov. 8.
After the Thursday night game at home vs. the Colts, the Titans go to Baltimore on Nov. 22 for a rematch of their AFC Divisional Playoff upset of the Ravens last season.
The Titans then play the Colts for the second time in three games, traveling to Indianapolis on Nov. 29.
In December, Tennessee is home with Cleveland on Dec. 6 and Detroit in a game that could be shifted to Saturday or Sunday, either Dec. 19 or 20.
The Titans are at Jacksonville on Dec. 13, and following the Sunday night game in Green Bay, close the regular season Jan. 3 at Houston.