The Tennessee Titans: The Most Successful Football Team in Nashville, Tennessee's History

The Tennessee Titans are the professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Southern Division of the United States and the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). Formerly known as the Houston Oilers, the then team from Houston, Texas, began playing in 1960 as a founding member of the AFL American Football League. The Houston Oilers won two AFL championships before joining the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger.

In 1999, the Tennessee Titans played their most memorable season since joining the NFL, when they reached Super Bowl XXXIV, but fell, on the 1-yard line, to St. Louis Rams. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the Southern division of the American Football Conference (AFC) and play their home games at Nissan Stadium. In its first nine seasons, Neyland accumulated a 77-6-5 record, with teams undefeated in 1927, 1928 and 1929. In week 14, Tennessee won its second AFC South title with a 28-9 win over the Cleveland Browns.

In December 1920, fourteen of the largest SIAA schools formed the Southern Conference, with the University of Tennessee as a founding member. Not only did the Tennessee Titans achieve a great 8-2 record, but along the way, running back Chris Johnson became the sixth player in NFL history to run more than 2000 yards (2.00), surpassing Marshall Faulk's record for most hitting yards during a season with more than 2500 yards in total. In week four, Tennessee lost 26-20 to Denver and eventually won 34-27 in Dallas to reach a 3-2 record in week five. In 1947, Memphis State hired coach Ralph Hatley, a Neyland star from the early 1930s, and the school soon created a major soccer program.

The Tennessee cheerleading team is called the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders and represents the team in the NFL. From 1997 to 1998, when it was known as the Tennessee Oilers, the team had an alternative logo that combined elements of the Tennessee flag with the drill rig. The golden age of Vanderbilt football came in 1904, when Daniel Earle McGugin became head coach of the Commodores. Led by Steve McNair and Eddie George, the Titans were successful in the postseason in the early 2000s, when they reached the playoffs in all but one season from 1999 to 2003 but only made it twice in the next 13 years.

He played college football for the first time in 1910 in Texas A&M with former Tennessee player Charles Barthell Moran. In many years, the traditional Thanksgiving Day game between these two Tennessee powers determined who would be crowned champion. On November 14th 1998 Adams announced that from then on they would be known as The Tennessee Titans. During a Thursday night football game against Jacksonville Jaguars in week 14 running back Derrick Henry ran for 99 yards tying an NFL record with Tony Dorsett and ran 238 yards and three more touchdowns in their 30-9 win.

They became part of National Football League in 1970 as part of AFL-NFL merger and have remained members ever since.

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