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"Players and fans always look forward to primetime games and our season last year has earned us those types of games in both the preseason and regular season," said Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.
"We will certainly be tested throughout the schedule this season, but particularly to start and end the season. We start the year with four of our first six games on the road and face all three of our divisional opponents. To end the year, four of our last six opponents were playoff teams a year ago."
The Titans schedule features home games against Arizona, Buffalo, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Miami, St. Louis and San Diego. Tennessee will travel to Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New England, New York Jets, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle.
The Titans will be involved in at least two AFL Legacy Games this season to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the American Football League. Tennessee will wear throwback uniforms from the 1960 season in the games, which will be announced by the NFL later this spring.
Again this year, the NFL will feature "flexible scheduling" for the Sunday night game in Weeks 11-17. Teams will be given two weeks notice if a game is moving from an afternoon game to a night contest.
Single game tickets for the 2009 season will go on sale in July.
The Titans 2009 schedule contains several interesting stories:
• This will be the first time the Titans have been featured in the Thursday night opening game of the regular season, when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The league started the tradition of opening the season at the home of the Super Bowl champion in 2004.
• The schedule features five playoff teams in six games: Indianapolis (twice), Arizona, Miami, San Diego, and Pittsburgh, including both Super Bowl teams (Arizona and Pittsburgh).
• The Titans will play a regular season game in Seattle for the first time since 1998 and their first appearance at Qwest Field, which opened in 2002.
• The Titans will play a regular season game at San Francisco for the first time since 1999.
• Arizona becomes the last team to make their first ever appearance at LP Field, which opened in 1999. Teams making their initial appearance at LP Field are 7-23.
• St. Louis travels to Nashville for their first regular season game against the Titans since 1999, a week eight match-up that turned out to be a preview of Super Bowl XXXIV later that season.
• The game against San Diego on Christmas will be a rematch that pitted the same two teams, then the Houston Oilers versus the Los Angeles Chargers, for the first AFL Championship Game, 50 seasons ago. The first AFL Championship game (1/1/61) was played one week later than this year's regular season matchup, a game the Oilers won 24-16.