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Inside the Game presented by Classic Auto Wash: Saints-Titans series history

Saints have posted a 5-7-1 record against Titans




The New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans, who were the Houston Oilers from 1960-96 have met 13 times. New Orleans has posted a 5-7-1 record against the Titans. Six of the outcomes in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Saints won the last meeting a 23-17 win at Nashville's LP Field on December 11, 2011, when the Saints clinched a playoff berth for the third consecutive season.    

The Saints and the Titans first met in 1971 and played to a 13-13 tie in Houston's Astrodome. The Oilers captured the next two games in the series, before the Saints won their first game in the series in 1981, the start of a threegame winning streak, including a 24-10 win in 1987 that would ensure the Saints a home playoff game in their seventh straight victory in the season where the club would both finish with a winning record and qualify for the postseason for the first time. The two clubs split their next two meetings. The Titans then went on to capture four straight before the Saints win in 2011. The Saints have posted a 25 record against the Titans in contests played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans will be looking for their first win at home against Tennessee since they defeated the then-Oilers 33-21 on September 5, 1993 at the Superdome. 

 In the 13 games of the New Orleans-Tennessee series there has been:

 •255 points scored by New Orleans, 279 allowed. 

• A three-game New Orleans winning streak from 1981-87.

• A four-game winning streak for the Titans/Oilers from 1996-2007. 

• A 2-5 record for the Saints for games played in New Orleans.

• Seven games decided by double-digits. 

• Six games decided by seven points or less. 

• One tie and three games decided by three points.

• A 17-point win by New Orleans (9/30/84) - Biggest Saints win.

• Two 17-point losses by New Orleans (11/10/96 and 9/24/03) - Biggest Saints losses.

Photos from the New Orleans Saints preseason home opener against the Tennessee Titans on Friday, August 15, 2014. Photos by Michael C. Hebert (New Orleans Saints photos)

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