Tennessee Titans' schedule features only one prime-time game

The Titans open the season on the road against a trendy playoff pick -- the Cleveland Browns. AP Photo/James Kenney

The NFL has released its 2019 regular-season schedule. Here's a look at what's in store for the Tennessee Titans.

Titans reporter Turron Davenport is predicting an 11-5 finish:

Game-by-game prediction

Sept. 8: at Browns, Win

Sept. 15: vs. Colts, Loss

Sept. 19: at Jaguars, Win

Sept. 29: at Falcons, Win

Oct. 6: vs. Bills, Win

Oct. 13: at Broncos, Win

Oct. 20: vs. Chargers, Win

Oct. 27: vs. Buccaneers, Win

Nov. 3: at Panthers, Win

Nov. 10: vs. Chiefs, Loss

Nov. 24: vs. Jaguars, Win

Dec. 1: at Colts, Loss

Dec. 8: at Raiders, Win

Dec. 15: vs. Texans, Win

Dec. 22: vs. Saints, Loss

Dec. 29: at Texans, Loss

Strength of schedule: 9th, .514


The Titans open the season with three of their first four games on the road, including a Week 1 trip to Cleveland that could be a tough one for the Titans' secondary since they'll face quarterback Baker Mayfield along with wideouts Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Finishing with four of their final six games against AFC South opponents will give Tennessee a late opportunity to make a push for the division title.

Murderer's Row, QB style

The finishing stretch of the 2019 season will be a trying time for the Titans' secondary, with their final five games coming against some of the NFL's top quarterbacks. Andrew Luck has had the Titans' number, having accumulated an 11-0 record against Tennessee. After Luck, the Titans travel to Oakland to face Derek Carr, who has new wideouts Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams as weapons. A matchup against Drew Brees and the Saints is sandwiched between two games against Deshaun Watson and the Texans to close out the regular season.

No respect

The 2019 season finale against the Colts had playoff implications and was flexed to prime time. Unless a late-season clash with the Colts or Texans is flexed to Sunday Night Football, the Titans will have only one prime-time game -- in Week 3 against the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. National expectations aren't high for the Titans so the underdog moniker could apply this year as they make a push for more prime-time games in 2020.