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2019 opponent profile: Tennessee Titans

Saints will play in Nashville on Dec. 22

Opponent – Tennessee Titans* Coach* – Mike Vrabel
Quarterback – Marcus Mariota
2018 record – 9-7, third in the AFC South
Most recent regular season matchup: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015: Titans 34, Saints 28
2019 game: Sunday, Dec. 22 – Week 16 at noon on Fox* Stadium* – Nissan Stadium
Titans-Saints series record: Titans lead 8-5-1

Titans 2018 season recap:

Tennessee just missed the playoffs last season after losing to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17, 33-17. Despite their 9-7 record in 2018, the Titans did little offensively as they were carried by their top-10 defense, while former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota struggled at times. Running back Derrick Henry was a force, ranking second in yards after contact and tying Adrian Peterson for most missed tackles forced. Safety Kevin Byard grabbed four interceptions and didn't allow a reception longer than 17 yards on 30 targets as the primary coverage defender for the Titans defense. Linebacker Jayon Brown broke out for the Titans, impressing as a pass rusher and in coverage, racking up 97 tackles and 6.0 sacks. Tennessee had its moments last year but will have to tighten up the protection and hope for more from a middling offense that ranked just 27th in points scored in 2018.

Notable additions:

  • Quarterback – Ryan Tannehill
  • Wide receiver – Adam Humphries
  • Defensive end – Cameron Wake
  • Guard – Rodger Saffold

Notable losses:

  • Guard– Quinton Spain
  • Quarterback – Blaine Gabbert
  • Outside Linebacker – Brian Orakpo

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