It may be an afternoon game in the UK, but it will be an 8:30 am game in Music City as the Tennessee Titans (3-3) take on the Los Angeles Chargers (4-2) on Sunday, October 21. Six games into the season, the Titans are 3-3, tied for first in the AFC South with the Jaguars and Texans. The Chargers are coming off a 38-14 win over the Browns, and they’re 4-2. At press time, the Titans were scheduled to practice in Nashville on Wednesday and Thursday before traveling to London to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
“We didn’t do a good job responding from last week’s loss, so we’ve got to do a good job of responding and bringing it to London,” Titans QB Marcus Mariota said, after suffering a humiliating 21-0 loss to the Ravens on Sunday, during which he was sacked eleven times. “The division, everyone is 3-3 so we are at the top of the division, thankfully and we’ve got to keep it going. We’ve got to get a win next week….We have to get on a plane, go overseas and play a hot Chargers team over there.”
The NFL kicked off its series of regular-season games in London in 2007, when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on their way to winning Super Bowl XLII. By the end of the 2018 season the NFL will have played 24 regular-season games in London, with 29 of 32 teams having participated.
The first game of this season’s three-game NFL International Series took place Sunday, October 14 as the Oakland Raiders took on the Seattle Seahawks. The second pairs Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers on October 21 at 2.30 pm local time in the UK. The series concludes with Jacksonville Jaguars vs Philadelphia Eagles on October 28, also at 2.30 pm local time. All games are held at Wembley Stadium.
The English capital has been hosting games with the key objective of growing the sport. Last week, it was revealed by NFL executive vice-president Mark Waller that London is on track to host a franchise by 2022. And Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who led his team to a 27-3 victory over the Raiders, believes the UK’s passion for the sport would make London an ideal location.
“In terms of a franchise coming out here playing NFL, the game has grown so much it’s a worldwide game now,” Wilson said. “Taking it worldwide, London is probably the best place to do it, if you’re going to go anywhere. The financial and media market here, the energy here around sports, and it’s relatively easy to get to in terms of coming from America. It would be a great place to play, so I think that’s a definite possibility for sure.”
While Titans head coach Mike Vrabel isn’t happy with what he’s seen in recent weeks, he knows the team’s goals are attainable.
“We have a logjam in our division and we have to get on a plane and we have to go to London and we have to play a tough opponent and we have to win. We have to find a way to win.”
“In my mind, in this team’s mind, we are 0 and 0 and we are in the same place we were when we got on the plane and went to Miami (for the season opener),” Vrabel said. “We have to improve.”
Titans great enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame and the Titans Ring of Honor
Early in the first quarter of the team’s 21-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Nissan Stadium, franchise great Robert Brazile received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring, and was inducted into the Titans-Oilers Ring of Honor. Also enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 on August 4, 2018 were Bobby Beathard, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss (who played for the Titans in 2010), Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher. Only two Tennessee collegiate teams have sent players to the Hall of Fame: the University of Tennessee (2) Doug Atkins and Reggie White; and Tennessee State University (2) Richard Dent and Claude Humphrey.
Watch Lewis Hamilton race in F1 after Sunday’s Titans game
Tune in after the game for Formula One Racing dd New Post ‹ Nashville PRIDE, Inc. — WordPress on WKRN-TV 2 on Sunday, October 21 at 12:30 PM for the “United States Grand Prix from Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas” as Lewis Hamilton continues his quest for a fifth world championship in the highest class of single-seater auto racing. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One.