Titans at Bills: Week 2 Primer

The Tennessee Titans (0-1) have their first road trip of the regular season as they head to Buffalo for a prime time matchup against the Buffalo Bills (1-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. CDT on Monday night (9/19) at Highmark Stadium.

This is the fifth consecutive season in which the Titans and Bills have met, the third consecutive season in which they have played in prime time, and the second straight year they have been featured on Monday Night Football. The Titans won the last two prime time matchups, including a Tuesday night contest in 2020 and their memorable 2021 Monday night clash, each of which was played in Nashville.

This is the 50th all-time contest between the organizations. The Titans lead the all-time series 30-19, which includes a 2-1 advantage for the Bills in the postseason.

Game Information:
Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills
Game Time: 6:15 p.m. CDT
Location: Highmark Stadium
TV: ESPN / WZTV ( In Nashville)
TV Broadcast Crew: Louis Riddick, Dan Orlovsky, and Laura Rutledge
Radio: Titans Radio, 104-5 The Zone
Radio Broadcast Crew: Mike Keith, Dave McGinnis, Amie Wells, Rhett Bryan
Line: BUF -10
Over/Under: 48

Titans didn’t leave Nissan Stadium with the outcome that they wanted as they were defeated by The New York Giants 20-21. The Titans had an opportunity to win the game on their last drive, but fell short because of the missed 47- yard field goal by Randy Bullock. The Titans look forward to this week as they travel to Buffalo for their first road game of the 2022 season.

After a statement win in their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams last Thursday, the Bills have a chip on their shoulder heading into their week 2 home opener against the Titans. Quarterback Josh Allen is in his fifth season since being selected by the Bills with the seventh pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2021, he passed for 4,407 yards and 36 touchdowns and added six touchdowns on the ground. Last week at Los Angeles, he completed three touchdown passes and rushed for another score. Led by head coach Sean McDermott, who is in his sixth season as head coach, the Bills are looking for their fourth consecutive playoff berth in 2022. Like the Titans, their three playoff appearances since 2019, include back-to-back division titles.

Titans offense on 3rd down. The Titans went 3-11 on 3rd downs with more than 50% of them being last than 5 or less yards. The Titans offense will need to increase their 3rd down conversion rate on Monday night in order to keep up with Buffalo’s high powered offense.

Derrick Henry needs two touchdowns (68) to become the third player in franchise history with 70 total touchdowns, joining Eddie George (74) and Earl Campbell (73). Henry needs 121 rushing yards to become the fourth player in franchise history to reach 7,000 career rushing yards. He would join Eddie George (10,009), Earl Campbell (8,574) and Chris Johnson (7,965).

Coach Mike Vrabel needs one win to reach 44 career wins with the franchise, including playoffs. He would tie Jack Pardee (44-35) for the third-highest win total in franchise history behind only Jeff Fisher (147) and Bum Phillips (59).