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Coming off an impressive 10-6 season with second-year QB Vince Young at the helm, the Tennessee Titans eked into the playoffs in 2007 thanks in part to a 6-2 start. The offense ranked 22nd and 21st in points and yards, respectively, but the defense, lead by Pro Bowlers Kyle Vanden Bosch and Albert Haynesworth, allowed the 5th fewest yards in the NFL.

History

1993

The Move to Memphis

In 1997, the NFL granted owner Bud Adams permission to move the Houston Oilers to Nashville -- with an intended two-year stop-over in Memphis. Temporarily the Tennessee Oilers, the team suffered two sub-par seasons in both 1997 and 1998, finishing 8-8 both years and missing the playoffs both times, even though they had All-Pros at both quarterback and running back, Steve McNair and Eddie George, respectively.

But the most disappointing facet of the move was not the descent into mediocrity, but rather the fan reaction. Playing in the Liberty Bowl while in Memphis, the Oilers went 6-2 at home in 1997 -- but barely drew 30,000 fans to each game. Fearing embarrassment, the Oilers moved to Vanderbilt University in Nashville for 1998, and got off to a slow start, going 1-3. With the team's fate in doubt again, the Oilers rumbled back, going 7-3 over their next ten games. However, they lost their final two games (losing at Green Bay and then at home to Minnesota), and missed the playoffs.

Enter the Titans

In 1999, opened their new stadium (then Adelphia Coliseum) and the era as the Titans in grand form, besting the Cincinnati Bengals 36-35 on an Al Del Greco field goal as time expired. The Titans would go 13-3, good enough for the Wild Card, and handing the AFC Central champion Jacksonville Jaguars their only two losses en route. In the Wild Card round, the Buffalo Bills lead 16-14 with 16 seconds left, and it seemed that this semi-charmed season would come to an abrupt close. However, fate had other plans as Frank Wycheck lateraled the kickoff to wide receiver Kevin Dyson, who went 75 yards for the score. The player, later dubbed the Music City Miracle, instantly entered NFL folklore, and is considered by some to be payback for The Comeback, suffered by the then-Houston Oilers at the hands of the Buffalo Bills seven seasons prior.

With destiny now on their side, the Titans rumbled forward. They beat the AFC East champion Indianapolis Colts 19-16 as Eddie George rushed for over 160 yards, including a 68 yard touchdown. And in the AFC Championship Game, the Titans again faced the Jacksonville Jaguars, sending them to defeat once more, 33-14. They were off to Super Bowl XXXIV to face the St. Louis Rams and The Greatest Show on Turf. With six seconds left and down 23-16, the Titans were situated on the Rams' 10 yard line. Steve McNair hooked up with wide receiver Kevin Dyson, but Rams linebacker Mike Jones grabbed his legs about eight feet from the end zone. Stretch as he may, Dyson could not reach the goal line, coming up mere inches from tying the game as time expired.

Current roster

Tennessee Titans 

Quarterbacks

5 Kerry Collins 
3 Ingle Martin 
8 Paul Thompson 
10 Vince Young

Running Backs

38 Omar Cuff 
35 Quinton Ganther 
45 Ahmard Hall 
42 Chris Henry 
29 Chris Johnson 
32 Rafael Little 
25 LenDale White

Wide Receivers

17 Chris Davis 
82 Biren Ealy
12 Justin Gage 
87 Lavelle Hawkins 
81 Brandon Jones 
19 Justin McCareins 
13 Jason Rivers 
14 Edward Williams 
18 Mike Williams 
11 Paul Williams 
86 Roydell Williams

Tight Ends

84 Dwayne Blakley
83 Alge Crumpler 
85 Jamie Petrowski 
80 Bo Scaife 
44 Leonard Stephens 
88 Craig Stevens 
 Offensive Linemen 
54 Eugene Amano C 
64 Leroy Harris G/C 
70 Daniel Loper T 
62 Enoka Lucas G/C 
68 Kevin Mawae C 
69 Jason Murphy C/G 
66 Mike Otto T 
75 Brock Pasteur T 
71 Michael Roos T 
60 Eric Scott C 
73 Jake Scott G 
76 David Stewart T 
61 Fernando Velasco C/G 

Defensive Linemen

98 Dave Ball DE 
72 Barry Booker DT 
97 Tony Brown DT 
77 Sean Conover DE 
94 Bryce Fisher DE 
78 Jacob Ford DE 
95 William Hayes DE 
99 Antonio Johnson DT 
91 Jason Jones DE 
90 Jevon Kearse DE 
67 Eric Taylor DT 
93 Kyle Vanden Bosch DE 
96 Kevin Vickerson DT 
79 Ulrich Winkler DT/DE 
 Linebackers 
56 Colin Allred ILB 
53 Keith Bulluck OLB 
49 Kurt Campbell OLB 
51 Jorge Cordova OLB 
52 Ryan Fowler ILB 
47 Jerrell Freeman OLB 
59 Stanford Keglar OLB 
46 Matt Muncy ILB 
57 Josh Stamer OLB 
50 David Thornton OLB 
55 Stephen Tulloch ILB

Defensive Backs

28 Chris Carr CB/KR 
26 Marquice Cole CB 
31 Cortland Finnegan CB 
22 Vincent Fuller FS 
33 Michael Griffin FS/KR 
20 Nick Harper CB 
21 Reynaldo Hill CB 
24 Chris Hope SS 
39 Tony Joiner S 
30 Eric King CB 
37 Calvin Lowry S 
36 Shirdonya Mitchell CB 
23 Donnie Nickey SS 
41 Cary Williams CB

Special Teams

58 Ken Amato LS 
2 Rob Bironas K 
40 Jeremy Cain LS/FB 
4 Josh Miller P 

Reserve Lists

48 Casey Cramer
15 Craig Hentrich

Retired Numbers

1: Warren Moon
34: Earl Campbell
43: Jim Norton
63: Mike Munchak
65: Elvin Bethea
74: Bruce Matthews

General Managers

Head Coaches

Awards

MVP

2003 Steve McNair (Co-MVP with Peyton Manning)

Rookie of the Year

Record Per Season

All Time Records

Career Records

Single Season Records

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