2001 Tennessee Titans season

The 2001 Tennessee Titans season was the Titans' 42nd season and their 32nd in the National Football League. The team won only seven games, and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1998. After going 13-3 in the two prior seasons, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was hired as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Williams' departure contributed to the dropoff in wins, as the Titans went from second in scoring defense in 2000 to 25th in 2001.

2001 Tennessee Titans season
Tennessee Titans wordmark
Head coachJeff Fisher
General managerFloyd Reese
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldAdelphia Coliseum
Results
Record7–9
Division place4th AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 60 Andre Dyson Defensive Back Utah
3 90 Shad Meier Tight End Kansas State
4 124 Justin McCareins Wide Receiver Northern Illinois
5 159 Eddie Berlin Wide Receiver Northern Iowa
6 192 Dan Alexander Running Back Nebraska
6 199 Adam Haayer Offensive Tackle Minnesota
7 232 Keith Adams Linebacker Clemson

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Personnel

Staff

2001 Tennessee Titans staff
Front office
  • Founder/Owner/Chairman of the Board/CEO – Bud Adams
  • President/Chief Operating Officer – Jeff Diamond
  • Executive VP/General Manager/Director of Football Operations – Floyd Reese
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rich Snead
  • Director of College Scouting – Mike Ackerley
  • National Coordinator of College Scouting – C. O. Brocato

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Watterson
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Sammy Cribb

Roster

2001 Tennessee Titans final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
56 Active, 0 Inactive, 1 Practice squad

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record
1 August 11, 2001 Chicago Bears W 27–24 1-0
2 August 17, 2001 at St. Louis Rams W 23-10 2-0
3 August 23, 2001 Philadelphia Eagles L 14–20 2-1
4 August 30, 2001 at Detroit Lions W 28–25 3–1

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Network TV Time (CT) Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 Miami Dolphins L 23–31 ESPN 7:30PM CT
68,798
2 September 23, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 6–13 CBS 12:00PM CT
65,994
3 Bye
4 October 7, 2001 at Baltimore Ravens L 7–26 CBS 12:00PM CT
69,494
5 October 14, 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–28 FOX 12:00PM CT
68,798
6 October 21, 2001 at Detroit Lions W 27–24 CBS 12:00PM CT
76,940
7 October 29, 2001 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–34 ABC 8:00PM CT
63,763
8 November 4, 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–24 CBS 12:00PM CT
68,798
9 November 12, 2001 Baltimore Ravens L 10–16 ABC 8:00PM CT
68,798
10 November 18, 2001 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–7 CBS 12:00PM CT
63,865
11 November 25, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–34 CBS 12:00PM CT
68,801
12 December 2, 2001 at Cleveland Browns W 31–15 CBS 12:00PM CT
72,818
13 December 9, 2001 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–42 CBS 12:00PM CT
64,271
14 December 16, 2001 Green Bay Packers W 26–20 FOX 3:15PM CT
68,804
15 December 22, 2001 at Oakland Raiders W 13–10 ABC 7:00PM CT
61,934
16 December 30, 2001 Cleveland Browns L 38–41 CBS 12:00PM CT
68,798
17 January 6, 2002 Cincinnati Bengals L 21–23 CBS 12:00PM CT
68,798

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Pittsburgh Steelers 13 3 0 .813 352 212 W1
(5) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 303 265 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 285 319 L1
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 336 388 L2
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 294 286 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 226 309 W2

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 89
Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion St. Louis Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Tennessee Titans to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1999 season. The Rams defeated the Titans by the score of 23–16, capturing their first Super Bowl win and first NFL championship since 1951. The game, played on January 30, 2000 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, was the fourth Super Bowl to be held a week after the conference championship games (the previous time this happened was Super Bowl XXVIII, and coincidentally that game was also played on January 30 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta).The Rams entered their second Super Bowl in team history with an NFC-best 13–3 regular season record. It was the franchise's first playoff appearance since 1989, when they were still in Los Angeles. The Titans, who were originally the Houston Oilers, also finished the regular season with a 13–3 record, but advanced to their first Super Bowl in team history after entering the playoffs as a wild-card team. Tennessee finished in second place in the AFC Central division behind the 14–2 Jacksonville Jaguars.The first two quarters of Super Bowl XXXIV were largely a defensive battle. Despite outgaining the Titans in total offensive yards in the first half, 294–89, the Rams held only a 9–0 halftime lead on three field goals. St. Louis later scored their first touchdown midway through the 3rd quarter to go up 16–0. Tennessee then responded by scoring 16 consecutive points to tie the game with 2:12 left in regulation---it was the largest deficit to be erased in a Super Bowl and the first greater than 10 points. On the Rams' ensuing drive, quarterback Kurt Warner completed a 73-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Isaac Bruce to regain the lead. The Titans then drove to the St. Louis 10-yard line with six seconds remaining, but on the final play of the game, Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Tennessee wide receiver Kevin Dyson one yard short of the goal line to prevent a potential game-tying drive. This play went into NFL lore as "One Yard Short", or simply "The Tackle". Warner was named Super Bowl MVP, becoming the sixth player to win both that award and the NFL MVP during the same season. At the time, his 414 passing yards and 45 pass attempts without an interception broke Super Bowl records.As of 2019, this was the most recent Super Bowl that featured two teams who never won the title before.

This game is often referred to as the "Dot-com Super Bowl" due to the large amount of advertisements purchased by dot-com companies. This game was later featured as one of NFL's Greatest Games as "The Longest Yard".

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