Tennessee Titans 2023-24 Season Game Predictions

Jeffery Simmons. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

There are still a lot of questions regarding the Titans roster ahead of this upcoming season. Will DeAndre Hopkins live up to his past? Can the defense perform at a high rate? And will the offensive line improve enough for the team to succeed?

But all the speculation and talk is coming to an end with Tennessee heading to New Orleans to face the Saints this Sunday for their season opener. The Titans schedule isn’t the hardest in the NFL but they will have plenty of tests and many adversity’s in what is a stacked AFC this season.

So before the season starts this weekend, lets look at each game give a score prediction:

Week 1 at New Orleans Saints: Titans win 28-17

Week 2 vs Los Angeles Chargers: Titans lose 35-21

Week 3 at Cleveland Browns: Titans win 24-17

Week 4 vs Cincinnati Bengals: Titans lose 41-24

Week 5 at Indianapolis Colts: Titans win 21-13

Week 6 vs Baltimore Ravens: Titans lose 24-21

Week 7: Bye

Week 8 vs Atlanta Falcons: Titans win 31-24

Week 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers: Titans lose 21-17

Week 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Titans win 28-21

Week 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars: Titans lose 24-14

Week 12 vs Carolina Panthers: Titans win 31-13

Week 13 vs Indianapolis Colts: Titans win 28-20

Week 14 at Miami Dolphins: Titans lose 27-20

Week 15 vs Houston Texans: Titans win 28-24

Week 16 vs Seattle Seahawks: Titans lose 28-14

Week 17 at Houston Texans: Titans win 17-16

Week 18 vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Titans lose 28-21

Titans final record prediction: 9-8 and will miss the playoffs after failing to win the division.

Tennessee vs. Virginia Football’s Record-Breaking Attendance Marks A Historic Milestone for Nashville Sports Council

Tennessee vs. Virginia at Nissan Stadium. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Sports Council

Saturday’s college football Week 1 opener between the University of Tennessee and University of Virginia brought in a remarkable 69,507 fans filled Nissan Stadium.

This record surpassed the previous college football record of 69,489 attendees set during the 2021 TransPerfect Music City Bowl in which the University of Tennessee also played in.

“This record-breaking attendance is a testament to the incredible passion and dedication of college football fans here in Nashville, across Tennessee and the country,” Scott Ramsey, President and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council and TransPerfect Music City Bowl, says. “The TransPerfect Music City Bowl and the Nashville Sports Council are honored to have played a part in bringing together such an enthusiastic crowd to open up the college football season. We are proud to continue showcasing the vibrant sports culture that Nashville has to offer.”

For the past 26 years, the TransPerfect Music City Bowl has been a highlight of the college football postseason. The bowl game has regularly drawn crowds exceeding 60,000 fans, with Tennessee fans regularly selling out Nissan Stadium. In fact, including Saturday’s season opener, games at Nissan Stadium featuring the Volunteers have surpassed 69,000 fans three out of the last four times.

“The University of Tennessee is extremely proud to be a part of this record-setting game,” Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White says. “It’s a testament to the incredible support and passion of Vol Nation and we are grateful to have the opportunity to showcase our program in front of such a tremendous crowd. Seeing Nashville light up in orange all weekend just continues to show why we have the best fan base in all of sports.”

The Nashville Sports Council will continue to pursue future college football opportunities in the coming years. Until then, fans are encouraged to attend or tune into the 2023 TransPerfect Music City Bowl, set for Saturday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. on ABC.

Titans Name Seven Captains Ahead Of The 2023 Season

Ryan Tannehill vs. the New York Giants on Sept. 11. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

The Titans have selected seven captains for the 2023 season including Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and Kevin Byard.

Head coach Mike Vrabel made the news public during his press conference before Wednesday’s practice at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park.

Vrabel informed the players of their vote earlier in the week.

The seven players elected:

-Quarterback Ryan Tannehill

-Running back Derrick Henry

-Safety Kevin Byard

-Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons

-Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair

-Center Aaron Brewer

-Long snapper Morgan Cox

The Titans kick off their season on Sunday, Sept. 10 when they face the New Orleans Saints.

MTSU Introduces New Ticket Packages For Football

Photo: Courtesy of MTSU Athletics

The Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Athletic Department has announced three new ticket packages for the 2023 football season. There will be two Corporate ticket packages for the year and a BRAA/Sideline ticket package.

These packages, which can be purchased through the Blue Raider Athletic Association (BRAA), are for new football season ticket holders and are only applicable for the 2023 campaign.

BRAA/Sideline Ticket Package:

This package has a value of $340, but can be purchased for only $300, and includes the following:

  • Two Sideline-Reserved Football Season Tickets
  • One Donor Parking Pass
  • With the purchase of either package, you will also receive a Lightning-level Membership in the Blue Raider Athletic Association ($100 value) for the year.

Corporate Season Ticket Packages:

  • Companies can choose between the Standard or Premier packages. Both packages offer companies the ability to have an outing at a game of their choice.

The Standard Package:

This package has a value of $540 but can be purchased for only $500 and includes the following:

  •  Two Sideline-Reserved Football Season Tickets
  • Lightning-level BRAA Membership + One Donor Parking Pass
  • 25 East Side Group tickets (For one game only)

The Premier Package:

This package has a value of $2,700 but can be purchased for only $2,500 and includes the following:

  • Two  Football Season Tickets in the Jeff Hendrix Stadium Club
  • Ole Blue BRAA Membership
  • One  Donor Parking Pass
  • 25 East Side Group tickets (For one game only)

To purchase one of the packages today, businesses can call the Blue Raider Athletic Association at 615-898-2210.

Former Titans Player & Local Podcaster Will Compton Announces Retirement

Will Compton. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans/Donald Page

Former Tennessee Titan and current popular podcast personality Will Compton has officially announced his retirement after 10 seasons in the NFL.

Compton, co-host of the extremely popular Bussin With The Boys podcast alongside former Titans Pro-Bowler Taylor Lewan, made the announcement via social media. Compton didn’t play in the league last season despite taking workouts and discussing a possible return with a handful of teams.

The Nebraska Cornhusker alum, who last played in the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, spent two of his nine seasons with the Titans, appearing in 24 games. Compton began his career with Washington, signing as an undrafted free agent.

Eddie George Honored With 2023 Neighborhood Heroes Award

Eddie George with Bristol Motor Speedway President Jerry Caldwell. Photo: Courtesy of TSU Athletics

Tennessee State University (TSU) head football coach Eddie George was honored with the 2023 Neighborhood Heroes Award by Bristol Motor Speedway.

George, who enters his third season leading TSU, was presented with a $1,000 check and a plaque from Jerry Caldwell, General Manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, that will go towards his Legacy Fund and the TSU Athletic Fund.

“For the award to be around since 2018 and to be recognized in this capacity is great,” says George. “I came in with the intention to transform lives and shape these young men’s lives through the prism of football so they can be productive citizens, but also realize their purpose after the game.”

The award recognizes first responders, military members and others in Tennessee who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their professions to make a significant impact in the lives of others in their communities.

“So often I see athletes—high school, college, and professional—leave the game with no guidance and that’s something I went through as an athlete, leaving the game earlier than I would have liked to,” George says. “I just want to provide for them the guiding light to [plant] seeds to understand that we’re not here just to play football, but give back in a greater way [through football], and all that you aspire [to be] and dream about will come to fruition at its proper time.”

A few of the previous winners of the award include the Nolensville Little League All-Star team in 2022, and Hampton Valley Forge firefighter Chris Russell in 2019.

Lainey Wilson, Darius Rucker & The Cadillac Three Become Voices For ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’

Pictured (clockwise): Lainey Wilson, Darius Rucker, The Cadillac Three

College football is back and country stars Lainey Wilson, Darius Rucker and The Cadillac Three will be the new voices behind ESPN’s College GameDay theme song “Comin’ To Your City.”

Big & Rich have been the voices of theme song of the beloved weekly sports program for nearly 16 years.

ESPN officially announced the new “College GameDay” opening team via social media on Monday (Aug. 28).

Rucker is no stranger to ESPN’s College GameDay, as he’s been a guest picker on the program before and is an unapologetic super fan of his beloved South Carolina Gamecocks.

The fresh interpretation of Big & Rich’s “Comin’ To Your City” is scheduled to debut on Saturday, Sept. 2, as part of College GameDay as the college football season officially kicks off.

Titans Finalize Roster, Trade For Veteran Kicker Nick Folk

Photo: Alison P. McNabb/Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have made their final roster decisions ahead of the 2023-2024 NFL season along with acquiring former Patriots kicker Nick Folk via trade.

The 38-year-old, who initially joined the Patriots during the latter portion of the 2019 season, went 32-of-37 on field goals in 2022, including 14-of-19 from 40-plus yards, and 4-of-5 from 50-plus yards. Folk went 16-of-19 from 40-plus yards and 5-of-8 from 50 plus yards in 2021, and 13-of-16 from 40-plus and 2-of-3 from 50-plus in 2020.

In 57 career games with the Patriots, he made 89.3 percent of his field goal attempts (108-of-121), at one point setting a franchise record for 36 in a row, and 91.3 percent of his extra points. Folk, who played in college at Arizona, has also played for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 211 career NFL games, he has converted on 82.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 96.8 percent of his extra points.

The Titans sent a seventh-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft to the Patriots in exchange for Folk, who is entering his 16th season.

Some of the more notable cuts include, wide receiver Racey McMath, linebacker  Chance Campbell, wide receiver Mason Kinsey, defensive end Sam Okuayinonu and linebacker Ben Niemann.

More roster shuffling is expected to take place, however, players from other teams could be claimed in the coming days. Any player acquired via a trade needs to pass a physical for the trade to become official.

All NFL teams are allowed to sign 16 players to their practice squad, beginning today (Aug. 30).

The following players have been informed they’ve been waived/released:

– Chance Campbell – Linebacker

– Shyheim Carter – Defensive Back

– Michael Dwumfour – Defensive Tackle

– Eric Garror – Defensive Back

– Tre’Shaun Harrison – Wide Receiver

– Steven Jones – Defensive Back

– Tyreque Jones – Defensive Back

– Mason Kinsey – Wide Receiver

– John Leglue – Offensive Tackle

– Armani Marsh – Defensive Back

– T.K. McLendon – Defensive End

– Racey McMath – Wide Receiver

– Thomas Odukoya – Tight End

– John Ojukwu – Offensive Tackle

– Sam Okuayinonu – Defensive End

– Jacques Patrick – Right Back

– Reggie Roberson – Wide Receiver

– Andrew Rupcich – Offensive Tackle

– Thomas Rush – Linebacker

– Trevon Coley – Defensive Tackle

– Jaleeel Johnson – Defensive Tackle

-LB Ben Niemann – Linebacker

-DT Kyle Peko – Defensive Tackle

– Kevin Rader – Tight End

– Jordan Roos – Offensive Guard

Waived, Injured:

– Tyler Shelvin – Nose Tackle

Placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List:

– Caleb Farley – Defensive Back

Moves from Injured Reserve to Commissioner Exempt List:

– Hassan Haskins – Right Back