NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Heavy snow hit Middle Tennessee on Friday, with over a half-foot on the ground in some places by midday. It brings back memories of snow games played since the team moved to Tennessee, including one everyone would love to forget.
Three memorable snow games…
December 17, 2000
TitansOnline.com looks back at some of the top snow games in Titans history. (AP Photos)
Titans 24, Browns 0
Titans running back Eddie George ran like a snow dog in Cleveland.
As heavy snow fell during the game, George cut right through it, running for 176 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans cruised.
The temperature was 20 degrees at kickoff with a wind chill of minus-10. Many of the Titans, including cornerback Samari Rolle, decided to skip warmups before the game.
"Usually when it snows it's a little bit warmer,'' George said. "But the combination of the snow and a vicious wind chill – it was like a razor blade out there."
While George sliced through Cleveland's defense, the Browns couldn't move the ball. The Titans held the Browns to just 113 yards in posting the organization's first shutout in 115 games.
"We went through five gallons of chicken bouillon on the sideline, and there were a lot of guys I didn't recognize in the jackets,'' Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "But I was impressed. We talk about going out there with bare arms and just playing, and we had a lot of guys doing that."
October 17, 2009
Patriots 59 Titans 0
This is one Titans fans would love to forget, but unfortunately, it can't be wiped clean from the history books.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw six touchdown passes -- five in one quarter, an NFL mark – as New England pummeled the Titans on a snowy Sunday in Foxborough.
The 59-point margin matched the largest since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.
"I don't think anybody in this league is 59 points better than us," tight end Bo Scaife said. "This is the worst it gets."
The Titans wore white-and-powder-blue throwback uniforms to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AFL.
"I'm disappointed and embarrassed," Fisher said. "Fortunately for me, career-wise, I have never been through anything like this before and, unfortunately, it happened tonight. I can assure you one thing, it's not going to happen again."
The only bright spot for the Titans was Chris Johnson, who ran for 128 of the Titans' total of 186 overall.
"I've been playing sports since I was 8," Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck said, "and never have I experienced something like that."
December 20, 1998
Packers 30, Tennessee 22**
OK, so the Titans were technically the Tennessee Oilers when this game took place at Lambeau Field. It was 29 degrees, with a wind-chill of minus-1.
In Green Bay, it will be remembered more for being Reggie White's going-away party at Lambeau Field. White, who passed away in 2004, played his final game at Lambeau Field against the Oilers – in the snow.
White thanked the crowd with a victory lap after the game, and heard chants of "Reg-gie! Reg-gie!"
"I think the emotions hit me after the game," White said. "You know, walking around the field, and just to see the way the people were expressing themselves to me. It makes it hard to leave the game."
Quarterback Steve McNair threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns in the contest, with two of the scoring tosses going to Derrick Mason. Packers quarterback Brett Favre threw for 253 yards and two scores.