Although many teams have a rich and storied history, few have one as unique as the Tennessee Titans. Like many teams, they have found success over the years. However, unlike many teams, much of their success came under a different name and in a different city.
Before relocating to Tennessee in 1997, the Titans were the Houston Oilers. The Oilers were a successful franchise in their own right, especially prior to the AFL-NFL merger, winning AFL championships in 1960 and 1961. The Titans have reached the playoffs numerous times, with a Super Bowl loss in 2000. Despite a solid season, the Titans narrowly missed the postseason this year. Led by head coach Mike Vrabel and young starts like quarterback Marcus Mariota, running back Derrick Henry, and wide receiver Corey Davis, however, the Titans could be primed to make another deep playoff run soon.
As an expansion team, fans in Tennessee lack the lengthy history of some other fan bases. However, they are still passionate and dedicated to their team. In Houston itself, many former fans now follow the Texans. Over the years, this has developed into an intense rivalry between Houston’s current and former team.