NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans (4-4) look for their third consecutive victory this week, as they travel to Carolina to meet the Panthers (4-3). Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium (73,778) is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST/noon CST on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The trip marks only the third time the Titans have played a regular season game in Charlotte. They won both of the previous contests, most recently in 2011.
This week's game will be regionally televised on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Greg Gumbel, analyst Trent Green and sideline reporter Melanie Collins.
Within the two teams' local television markets, fans can livestream the game on their mobile devices from the Titans app (iOS devices) and the Yahoo! Sports app (iOS and Android devices). Restrictions apply. For more information visit TitansOnline.com.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells and gameday hosts Rhett Bryan and Jonathan Hutton.
TITANS EARN ANOTHER CLOSE WIN AT HOME
Last week, the Titans evened their record at the season's midpoint by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a final score of 27-23. It was their second consecutive home win.
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed an eight-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown with less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter for the game-winning score, and the Titans defense produced two takeaways and a turnover on downs to end the three subsequent Buccaneers possessions.
Tannehill, an eighth-year signal caller who was acquired from the Miami Dolphins in a trade during the offseason, completed 21 of 33 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, guiding the Titans to their second win in his first two starts with the club. In a two-week span, his numbers included 505 passing yards with five touchdowns, one interception and a 115.3 passer rating, and he was credited with a game-winning drive in each contest.
The Titans defense forced four turnovers against the Buccaneers. Cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan notched interceptions, while defensive lineman Isaiah Mack and outside linebacker Harold Landry III recovered fumbles.
The win gave the Titans six consecutive victories over NFC clubs, and they have yet to lose an interconference game under second-year head coach Mike Vrabel.
Ron Rivera is in his ninth season as the head coach of the Panthers. The two-time (2013 and 2015) Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year has positioned his club for a run at the postseason, where the Panthers last appeared in 2017.
Rivera and the Panthers have found success in 2019 despite not having the services of MVP quarterback Cam Newton since Week 2. Newton, who ranked third in NFL history for total touchdowns (240) and total yards (33,277) among quarterbacks through their first eight seasons, has been sidelined with a foot injury.
First-year quarterback Kyle Allen stepped in for Newton and led the Panthers to wins in his first four starts before the Panthers suffered a 51-13 road loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week. Allen's season passing statistics include 1,059 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
The Panthers offense also features third-year running back Christian McCaffrey, a 2017 first-round pick. McCaffrey ranks second in the NFL with 1,078 scrimmage yards and fourth in the league with 735 rushing yards.
TitansOnline.com looks back at the all-time series against the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photos)