NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Yes, it had been a while.
When the Titans beat the Jaguars 42-39 on Sunday, the team snapped an 11-game home-losing streak.
In the process, fans were treated to one of the most entertaining games at Nissan Stadium over the past 10 seasons.
In this ranking, I'm not touching games from the four playoff teams from 1999-2003. During that stretch, the Titans played in a bundle of biggies, with memorable results. The Music City Miracle will likely never be topped among the stadium's fantastic finishes.
I think everyone would agree the 2004 and 2005 seasons produced plenty of duds.
This top 5 list includes the 79 homes games since the 2006 season. It's my list, my opinion. The most recent games, not necessarily the best, are ranked at the top.
You can pick your order. Agree with the games?
December 6, 2015**
Titans 42, Jaguars 39
The two teams combined for 41 fourth quarter points – the most in an NFL game this season. Marcus Mariota put on a show, throwing for 268 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for an 87-yard touchdown that will be talked about for a long time. The Titans defense produced a touchdown – linebacker Wesley Woodyard's scoop and score – and a late stop.
September 23, 2012
Titans 44, Lions 41, OT
Darius Reynaud tossed a lateral to Tommie Campbell, and he returned it for a 63-yard touchdown. Receiver Nate Washington reached over a Lions defensive back to make one of the best catches in the stadium's history. Jake Locker threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns in this one, as Rob Bironas kicked the game-winner and the defense got a late stop at the seven to seal it.
November 29, 2009
Titans 20, Cardinals 17
The Titans trailed 17-13 before Vince Young guided the offense on an 18-play, 99-yard drive in the final 2:37. Young converted three fourth downs on the drive, two to receiver Kenny Britt. The game-winning score came on fourth down, when Britt went up high to pull down a 10-yard touchdown on the final play of the game. Young threw for 387 yards on a day when Chris Johnson produced an 85-yard run.
November 26, 2006**
Titans 24, Giants 21
This was a yawner for a long time. The Giants led 21-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Then the Titans made an incredible comeback, scoring 24 fourth-quarter points to win it. Vince Young threw three fourth quarter touchdowns, and cornerback Pacman Jones made two critical interceptions. Rob Bironas kicked the game winner, from 49 yards out, with six seconds left. Plenty of folks left this one early and missed the dramatic ending.
December 3, 2006
Titans 20, Colts 17
The game went back and forth all day. The Colts led after the first quarter, and the Titans led at the half. It was 14-10 Colts heading into the fourth quarter when Vince Young connected with receiver Brandon Jones for a nine-yard touchdown, and a 17-14 lead. Adam Vinatieri's field goal tied it at 17-17 with 2:38 left, and that's when Rob Bironas made a 60-yard kick with seven seconds remaining to set off a wild celebration.