Jaguars–Titans rivalry

Jaguars–Titans rivalry
First meeting September 3, 1995
Houston Oilers 10, Jacksonville Jaguars 3
Latest meeting October 27, 2016
Titans 36, Jaguars 22
Next meeting December 24, 2016
Meetings total 42 (including the playoffs)
All-time series Titans lead 24–19 (including postseason)
Postseason results

Titans lead 1–0

  • January 23, 2000: Titans 33, Jaguars 14
Largest victory Jaguars: 37–7 (2006);
Titans: 41–14 (1999)
Current win streak Titans: 2 wins (2015–present)
Championship Success

Super Bowl Championships (0)

  • JAX – None
  • TEN – None

Conference Championships (3)

Division Championships (11)

The Jaguars–Titans rivalry is a professional American football rivalry between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans in the National Football League (NFL)'s AFC South division.

The first game of the rivalry was played on September 3, 1995, at EverBank Field (then Jacksonville Municipal Stadium) in Jacksonville, Florida. In the first regular season game for Jacksonville's new expansion franchise, the Titans, then known as the Houston Oilers, defeated the Jaguars 10–3. The rivalry intensified during the 1999–2000 postseason, when the 15–2 Jaguars, champions of the AFC Central division, hosted the newly named Titans, who were 15–3. The Titans erased a 14–10 halftime deficit to eventually win 33–14. The Titans then lost to the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV. In recent years, the rivalry featured two of the most productive running backs in the NFL: Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville and Chris Johnson of Tennessee. On December 22, 2013, Jones-Drew and Johnson faced each other one final time at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, where the Titans won over the Jaguars 20–16. As of the 2014 season, Jones-Drew plays for the Oakland Raiders while Johnson plays for the New York Jets. On December 18, 2014, the 2–12 Jaguars defeated the 2–12 Titans 21–13 on Thursday Night Football in Jacksonville.[1] The Titans' and Jaguars' respective coaching staffs will face off in the Senior Bowl on January 24, 2015. Ken Whisenhunt's staff will coach the North while Gus Bradley's staff will direct the South.[2]


The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans prepare to kickoff the first half at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday, November 10, 2013

In 1993, the NFL awarded expansion franchises to the cities of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida. The Charlotte franchise would become the Carolina Panthers of the NFC, and the Jacksonville franchise would become the Jacksonville Jaguars of the AFC. The Jaguars would compete in the Central division of the AFC along with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Oilers, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Since 1995, the Jaguars have played most of their home games at what was originally called Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on the site of the original Gator Bowl stadium. On September 3, 1995, the Jaguars played their first ever regular season game in Jacksonville against the Oilers, who had existed since the founding of the AFL in 1960. Houston receiver Haywood Jeffries caught the game's only touchdown in a 10-3 Oilers victory. Four weeks later, the clubs met again in Houston. In the fourth quarter, Desmond Howard caught a 15-yard pass from Mark Brunell to lift Jacksonville to a 17-16 win. Following the 1995 season, Oilers owner Bud Adams confirmed that his team would relocate to Nashville, Tennessee in time for the 1998 season. The result of this announcement was low attendance at the Houston Astrodome and the loss of many of the Oilers' radio affiliates. In another meeting in Jacksonville on September 8, 1996, Brunell threw the Jaguars' game-winning touchdown to Keenan McCardell to secure a 34-27 victory. Three months later in front of an Astrodome crowd of only 20,196, Steve McNair collected 308 passing yards as he led Houston to a 23-17 victory. New England defeated Jacksonville in the 1996 AFC Championship Game. A year earlier than originally expected, the Oilers left Houston and moved their home games to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The Jaguars held off a second half rally by the Oilers to win in Memphis 30-24 on November 2, 1997. Two weeks later in Jacksonville, the Jaguars swept the Oilers 17-9. By the 1998 season, the Oilers were playing their home games in Nashville at Vanderbilt Stadium. In Nashville on September 27, 1998, two fourth quarter field goals by Jacksonville kicker Mike Hollis lifted the Jaguars to a 27-22 victory, their fourth straight against the Oilers. The streak ended on December 13 in Jacksonville when Al Del Greco's 41-yard field goal lifted the Oilers to a 16-13 win. The Jaguars won the AFC Central title in 1998 but lost in the playoffs to the Jets. For the 1999 season, the Oilers changed their name to the Tennessee Titans and began playing their home games at their new stadium, Adelphia Coliseum. In Jacksonville on September 26, 1999, the Titans rallied from a 17-7 deficit to defeat the Jaguars 20-19. Three months later in Nashville the Titans dominated the Jaguars 41-14. Despite this result, Jacksonville won the AFC Central for a second consecutive season and finished the regular season with a 14-2 record, both losses to Tennessee. Jacksonville was the No. 1 seed in the AFC and had a first-round bye, but the No. 4 seed Tennessee, with a record of 13-3, hosted the Buffalo Bills in a wild card game. The Titans dramatically defeated the Bills 22-16 by means of the Music City Miracle play and travel to Indianapolis the following weekend where they defeated the Colts 19-16. Meanwhile, Jacksonville won its divisional round home game over the Miami Dolphins 62-7. On January 23, 2000, the Titans and Jaguars met for the third time in the 1999 season in Jacksonville for the AFC Championship Game. At halftime, the Jaguars led 14-10, but the Titans stormed back to win 33-14. For the first time since 1961, the franchise had won the AFL/AFC title. The Titans faced the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta, only to lose 23-16 in a game that came down to the final play.

Game results

Jaguars' victory Titans' victory Postseason meeting

Note: All game dates occur on Sunday unless indicated otherwise.
Source: Pro-Football-Reference.[3]

1990s (Titans 6–5)

Season Date Winner Result Location
1995[lower-alpha 1] September 3 Houston Oilers 10–3 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Jacksonville)
October 1 Jacksonville Jaguars 17–16 Astrodome (Houston)
1996[lower-alpha 1] September 8 Houston Oilers 34–27 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Jacksonville)
December 8 Jacksonville Jaguars 23–17 Astrodome (Houston)
1997[lower-alpha 1] November 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 30–24 Liberty Bowl (Memphis)
November 16 Jacksonville Jaguars 17–9 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
1998[lower-alpha 1] September 27 Jacksonville Jaguars 27–22 Vanderbilt Stadium (Nashville)
December 13 Tennessee Oilers 16–13 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
1999 October 26 Tennessee Titans 20–19 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
December 26 Tennessee Titans 41–14 Adelphia Coliseum (Nashville)
January 23, 2000 Tennessee Titans 33–14 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)

2000s (Titans 12–8)

Season Date Winner Result Location
2000 October 16 (Mon.) Tennessee Titans 27–13 Adelphia Coliseum (Nashville)
November 26 Jacksonville Jaguars 16–13 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
2001 September 23 Jacksonville Jaguars 13–6 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
November 4 Tennessee Titans 28–24 Adelphia Coliseum (Nashville)
2002 October 13 Tennessee Titans 23–14 The Coliseum (Nashville)
December 22 Tennessee Titans 28–10 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
2003 October 26 Tennessee Titans 30–17 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
November 16 Tennessee Titans 10–3 The Coliseum (Nashville)
2004 September 26 Jacksonville Jaguars 15–12 The Coliseum (Nashville)
November 21 Tennessee Titans 18–15 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
2005 November 20 Jacksonville Jaguars 31–28 The Coliseum (Nashville)
January 1, 2006 Jacksonville Jaguars 40–13 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
2006 November 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 37–7 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville)
December 17 Tennessee Titans 24–17 LP Field (Nashville)
2007 September 9 Tennessee Titans 13–10 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Jacksonville)
November 11 Jacksonville Jaguars 28–13 LP Field (Nashville)
2008 September 7 Tennessee Titans 17–10 LP Field (Nashville)
November 16 Tennessee Titans 24–14 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Jacksonville)
2009 October 4 Jacksonville Jaguars 37–17 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Jacksonville)
November 1 Tennessee Titans 30–13 LP Field (Nashville)

2010s (Titans 7–6)

Season Date Winner Result Location
2010 October 18 (Mon.) Tennessee Titans 30–3 EverBank Field (Jacksonville)
December 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 17–6 LP Field (Nashville)
2011 September 11 Jacksonville Jaguars 16–14 EverBank Field (Jacksonville)
December 24 (Sat.) Tennessee Titans 23–17 LP Field (Nashville)
2012 November 25 Jacksonville Jaguars 24–19 EverBank Field (Jacksonville)
December 30 Tennessee Titans 38–20 LP Field (Nashville)
2013 November 10 Jacksonville Jaguars 29–27 LP Field (Nashville)
December 22 Tennessee Titans 20–16 EverBank Field (Jacksonville)
2014 October 12 Tennessee Titans 16–14 LP Field (Nashville)
December 18 (Thurs.) Jacksonville Jaguars 21–13 EverBank Field (Jacksonville)
2015 November 19 (Thurs.) Jacksonville Jaguars 19–13 EverBank Field (Jacksonville)
December 6 Tennessee Titans 42–39 Nissan Stadium (Nashville)
2016 October 27 (Thurs.) Tennessee Titans 36–22 Nissan Stadium (Nashville)
December 24 (Sat.) EverBank Field (Jacksonville)


  1. 1 2 3 4 The Tennessee Titans were known as the Houston Oilers from 1960–96 and as the Tennessee Oilers from 1997–98.


  1. "Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Results". The Football Database. 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  2. "Titans Coaching Staff to Participate in Senior Bowl". The Tennessee Titans. December 30, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  3. "Boxscore finder: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans". February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
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