Titans Look to Become First NFL Team to Finish .500 After 0-6 Start




NASHVILLE, Tenn. —** The Tennessee Titans (7-8) conclude their regular season schedule this week, traveling to Seattle to face the Seahawks (5-10). Kickoff at Qwest Field (capacity 67,000) is scheduled for 3:15 CST on Sunday, Jan. 3.

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The Titans, winners of seven of their last nine games, look to finish their season with an 8-8 record. With a win at Seatle, they will become the first NFL team to record a .500 record after starting the year 0-6.  Previously, the 1978 Cardinals and 1998 Redskins had the most success after facing an 0-6 start, recording six victories in their final 10 games. 

Both teams this week are looking to recover from losses in Week 16.  The Titans were defeated by the San Diego Chargers on Christmas night 42-17, while the Seahawks visited Green Bay and fell victim to a 48-10 loss.


Sunday's game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties, while Rich Gannon will provide color commentary.

The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 103.3-WKDF, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, color commentator Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.


Titans running back Chris Johnson leads the NFL with 1,872 rushing yards on 322 carries.  Additionally, he has 47 receptions for 483 receiving yards, giving him a league-high 2,355 total yards from scrimmage.  With one game remaining, Johnson is on the cusp of reaching several historical markers. Among other potential milestones, he needs 63 rushing yards to become the franchise's all-time single-season rushing leader (1,934 by Earl Campbell in 1980), 128 rushing yards to become the sixth player to reach 2,000 in a season, and 75 scrimmage yards to break Marshall Faulk's 1999 NFL record of 2,429 scrimmage yards.

Titans running back Chris Johnson needs...

• 63 rushing yards to break Earl Campbell's single-season franchise rushing record

• 75 scrimmage yards to break Marshall Faulk's NFL's single-season scrimmage yards record

• 100 rushing yards for his 11th consecutive 100-yard game (T-2nd, NFL history)

• 128 rushing yards to become the sixth player in NFL history with 2,000 rushing yards in a season

• 128 rushing yards and 17 receiving yards to become the first player in NFL history with 2,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a season

• 234 rushing yards to break Eric Dickerson's  NFL single-season rushing record


This week's trip will mark the Titans' first visit to Qwest Field, where the Seahawks are 42-21 in regular season games since the stadium opened in 2002.  The Titans last traveled to the Emerald City in 1998 and were defeated 20-18 at the Kingdome.

Overall, the Titans have not won a game against the Seahawks since 1993, including most recently a 28-24 loss at LP Field in December 2005, when Seattle was marching toward an eventual NFC Championship. It marked the Seahawks' fifth consecutive victory in the series. 

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