The Tennessee Titans (1-1) conclude their 2023 preseason schedule this week with a home game (1-1) against the New England Patriots. Kick-off at Nissan Stadium (69,143 capacity) is scheduled for 7:15pm on Friday 25 August.
The Titans and Patriots joint practice, originally scheduled for August 22nd and 23rd, has been cancelled. The Titans will practice for two days at Ascension St. Thomas Sports Park, while the Patriots arrive in Nashville on Thursday for Friday’s game.
This week’s competition will air regionally on the Titans preseason TV network, including Nashville’s flagship WKRN-News 2.commentary announcer Paul Burmeister and analyst Charles Davis call the action, Cory Curtis Report from the field. Outside of the Nashville market, you can watch the game on NFL Network.
During preseason, fans in the Nashville Market will be able to live stream the broadcast on their mobile devices via the Titans Mobile App (iOS and Android). You can also live stream the broadcast on his desktop computer or on his mobile web at TennesseeTitans.com. Restrictions apply.
Plus, fans outside of Nashville can access Titans preseason games live on NFL+. In NFL+, all off-market preseason games, local and primetime regulars, live his season and postseason games (phones and tablets only), live local, and all games on all devices country audio etc.
The Titans Radio Network and Nashville’s flagship 104.5 The Zone broadcast every Titans game to the Mid-South with “Voice of the Titans.” Mike Keith,Analyst Dave McGinnissideline reporter Ramon Foster and game day host Rhett Bryan.
The Titans traveled to Minnesota in Week 2 of the preseason. After practicing with the Vikings for two days, the two teams faced off in a preseason game on Saturday night. The Titans totaled 281 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns with running back Julius Chesnut in a 24-16 victory.
Second-year quarterback Malik Willis started for the Titans and ran long distances, passing for 85 yards and a touchdown, and 11 running attempts for 91 yards. Two other QBs on the roster, veteran Ryan Tannehill and rookie Will Leavis, didn’t play. Willis also started his first preseason contest in Chicago, splitting time with Levis.
Chestnut ran for a team-high 98 yards against the Vikings, including 55 rushing yards and a 5-yard touchdown. He also caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Willis.
Tennessee’s first touchdown of the night came in the first quarter, when rookie running back Taijay Spears crossed the goal line on a 33-yard touchdown run.
The Patriots started the preseason with a 20-9 home loss to the Houston Texans before traveling to Green Bay last week. The game against the Packers was suspended in the fourth quarter, ending in a 21-17 victory for the Patriots.
New England is entering its 24th season under manager Bill Belichick, who has coached the NFL for an NFL-record 49 consecutive seasons. With Belichick, the Patriots won nine conference titles and six Super Bowls. New England is looking to return to the playoffs in 2022 after finishing third in the AFC East with an 8-9 record.
Quarterback Mac Jones will be entering his third NFL campaign since New England selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. In 2022, the former Alabama Crimson Tide signal-caller has 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 2,997 passing yards in 14 games.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel played for the Patriots from 2001-2008. During Vrabel’s time, the Patriots won the AFC five times (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011) and the Super Bowl three times (2001, 2003, 2004). in New England. During the 2023 offseason, Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft announced that Vrabel would be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame this fall.