AFC South

The American Football Conference – Southern Division or AFC South is one of the four divisions of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). It was created before the 2002 season when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. Since its creation, the division has had the same four members: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans.

Before the 2002 season, the Texans did not exist, the Colts belonged to the AFC East, and the Titans and Jaguars were members of the AFC Central. Indianapolis, Tennessee, and Jacksonville all won multiple division titles and wild card berths in their prior respective divisions.

Entering 2016, the Colts hold a 494–433–7 record and a 22–23 playoff record with two NFL league crowns, four Super Bowl appearances and two wins. The Titans hold a record of 404–442–6 with a playoff record of 14–19, including two AFL championships (as the Houston Oilers) and the loss in Super Bowl XXXIV. The Jaguars hold a 152–184 record and a 5–6 playoff record. The Texans made the playoffs for the first time in their ten-season existence in 2011 and hold a 97–127 record and a 2–3 playoff record.

The Colts' Super Bowl XLI victory in 2006 is the only Super Bowl win from the AFC South to date, and the division owns the longest active Super Bowl victory drought. The next ten Super Bowls were won by at least one team in the other seven divisions, including seven victories from seven divisions from 2009 to 2015.

AFC South
ConferenceAmerican Football Conference
LeagueNational Football League
SportAmerican football
Founded2002
Teams
No. of teams4
Championships
Most recent AFC South champion(s)Houston Texans (5th title)
Most AFC South titlesIndianapolis Colts
(9 titles)

History

2000s

When the NFL realigned for the 2002 schedule, the newly created AFC South was formed from two former AFC Central teams, an AFC East team, and an expansion team. Its inaugural season was won by the Tennessee Titans who went on to play in the AFC Championship game. For the next five years, the Indianapolis Colts won the division including their victory in Super Bowl XLI. In 2007, the AFC South had the best division record of all time based on the combined 42–22 (.656 winning percentage). The record was previously held by the 1975 AFC Central's .643 winning percentage.[1] In 2008, the Tennessee Titans won the division, ending Indianapolis' five-year streak of division titles. However, in 2009, the Colts would storm back to win their 6th division championship in Week 12 of the season with a win over the Houston Texans and a loss by the Jacksonville Jaguars to the San Francisco 49ers.

2010s

In 2010, the Colts again won their division by winning their final four games, including a victory over the Jaguars that tied the records of the two teams. The Colts controlled their own destiny, with Jacksonville losing its last three games of the season. In 2011, the Houston Texans won their first AFC South title, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. In Week 14, Houston had to beat Cincinnati and New Orleans had to beat the Titans to secure the playoffs for Houston. Houston won 20–19 and New Orleans won 22–17 against the Titans, giving Houston its first ever playoff spot. The Texans had won their first Playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 but then lost to the Baltimore Ravens 20-13 in the Divisional game. The Texans repeated as AFC South champions in 2012 as well after beating Indianapolis 29-17 in Week 15 that season. In the playoffs, the Texans beat the Bengals once again, 19-13, but lost to the New England Patriots 41-28 during the Divisional Weekend. The Colts would retake the AFC South division crown in 2013. Indianapolis swept all three of its divisional opponents during the 2013 campaign to reclaim its first division title since 2010. Again in 2014, the Colts claimed the division title by defeating the Texans in a week 15 matchup, 17-10. The Texans took over as AFC South champions in 2015 following their 30-6 win over Jacksonville in week 16. Houston repeated as division champions in 2016; despite finishing with matching 9-7 records along with Tennessee, the Texans earned the AFC South’s automatic berth into the NFL playoffs based on finishing better against the division (5-1) than the Titans (2-4). In 2017, the Jacksonville Jaguars won their first AFC South title after a Titans loss to the Rams in Week 16. In the previous week, the Jaguars had clinched their first playoff birth since 2007, with a win against the Texans.

Division lineups

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AFC South Division
Years
02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans
     Division Won Super Bowl      Division Won AFC Championship

Division champions

Season Team Record Playoff Results
2002 Tennessee Titans 11–5 Won Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 34–31 (OT)
Lost AFC Championship (at Raiders) 24–41
2003 Indianapolis Colts 12–4 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Broncos) 41–10
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Chiefs) 38–31
Lost AFC Championship (at Patriots) 14–24
2004 Indianapolis Colts 12–4 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Broncos) 49–24
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 3–20
2005 Indianapolis Colts 14–2 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 18–21
2006 Indianapolis Colts 12–4 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 23–8
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Ravens) 15–6
Won AFC Championship (Patriots) 38–34
Won Super Bowl XLI (vs. Bears) 29–17
2007 Indianapolis Colts 13–3 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Chargers) 24–28
2008 Tennessee Titans 13–3 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Ravens) 10–13
2009 Indianapolis Colts 14–2 Won Divisional Playoffs (Ravens) 20–3
Won AFC Championship (Jets) 30–17
Lost Super Bowl XLIV (vs. Saints) 17–31
2010 Indianapolis Colts 10–6 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 16–17
2011 Houston Texans 10–6 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 31–10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Ravens) 13–20
2012 Houston Texans 12–4 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 19–13
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 28–41
2013 Indianapolis Colts 11–5 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 45–44
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 22–43
2014 Indianapolis Colts 11–5 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 26–10
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Broncos) 24–13
Lost AFC Championship (at Patriots) 7–45
2015 Houston Texans 9–7 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 0–30
2016 Houston Texans 9–7 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Raiders) 27–14
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 16–34
2017 Jacksonville Jaguars 10–6 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bills) 10–3
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Steelers) 45–42
Lost AFC Championship (at Patriots) 20–24
2018 Houston Texans 11–5 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 7–21

# Team earned first-round bye.

Wild Card qualifiers

Season Team Record Playoff Results
2002 Indianapolis Colts 10–6 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Jets) 0–41
2003 Tennessee Titans 12–4 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Ravens) 20–17
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 14–17
2005 Jacksonville Jaguars 12–4 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Patriots) 3–28
2007 Jacksonville Jaguars 11–5 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Steelers) 31–29
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 20–31
Tennessee Titans 10–6 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Chargers) 6–17
2008 Indianapolis Colts 12–4 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Chargers) 17–23 (OT)
2012 Indianapolis Colts 11–5 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Ravens) 9–24
2017 Tennessee Titans 9–7 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Chiefs) 22–21
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 14–35
2018 Indianapolis Colts 10–6 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Texans) 21–7
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Chiefs) 13–31

Team playoff berths

Stats updated through 2016 season.

Total playoff berths as members of the AFC South

In the sortable table below, teams can be ordered by name, number of division wins, playoff berths, or titles. To change, click button to right of heading.

Team Division
Titles
Playoff
Berths
AFC
Championships
Super Bowl
Championships
Indianapolis Colts 9 12 2 1
Houston Texans 5 5 0 0
Tennessee Titans 2 5 1 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 3 0 0

Total playoff berths in team history

In the sortable table below, teams can be ordered by name, number of division wins, playoff berths, or titles. To change, click button to right of heading.

Team Division
Titles
Playoff
Berths
Conference
Championships
NFL/AFL1
Titles
Super Bowl
Championships
Indianapolis Colts 16 27 7 3 2
Houston Texans 5 5 0 0 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 7 0 0 0
Tennessee Titans 9 22 1 2 0

1 Colts won NFL Titles as the Baltimore Colts. Titans won AFL Titles as the Houston Oilers.

Season results

(#) Denotes team that won the Super Bowl
(#) Denotes team that won the AFC Championship
(#) Denotes team that qualified for the NFL Playoffs
Season Team (record)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2002 Tennessee (11–5) (5) Indianapolis (10–6) Jacksonville (6–10) Houston (4–12)
2003 (3) Indianapolis (12–4) (5) Tennessee (12–4) Jacksonville (5–11) Houston (5–11)
2004 (3) Indianapolis (12–4) Jacksonville (9–7) Houston (7–9) Tennessee (5–11)
2005 (1) Indianapolis (14–2) (5) Jacksonville (12–4) Tennessee (4–12) Houston (2–14)
2006 (3) Indianapolis (12–4) Tennessee (8–8) Jacksonville (8–8) Houston (6–10)
2007 (2) Indianapolis (13–3) (5) Jacksonville (11–5) (6) Tennessee (10–6) Houston (8–8)
2008 (1) Tennessee (13–3) (5) Indianapolis (12–4) Houston (8–8) Jacksonville (5–11)
2009 (1) Indianapolis (14–2) Houston (9–7) Tennessee (8–8) Jacksonville (7–9)
2010 (3) Indianapolis (10–6) Jacksonville (8–8) Houston (6–10) Tennessee (6–10)
2011 (3) Houston (10–6) Tennessee (9–7) Jacksonville (5–11) Indianapolis (2–14)
2012 (3) Houston (12–4) (5) Indianapolis (11–5) Tennessee (6–10) Jacksonville (2–14)
2013 (4) Indianapolis (11–5) Tennessee (7–9) Jacksonville (4–12) Houston (2–14)
2014 (4) Indianapolis (11–5) Houston (9–7) Jacksonville (3–13) Tennessee (2–14)
2015 (4) Houston (9–7) Indianapolis (8–8) Jacksonville (5–11) Tennessee (3–13)
2016 (4) Houston (9–7) Tennessee (9–7) Indianapolis (8–8) Jacksonville (3–13)
2017 (3) Jacksonville (10–6) (5) Tennessee (9–7) Indianapolis (4–12) Houston (4–12)
2018 (3) Houston (11–5) (6) Indianapolis (10–6) Tennessee (9–7) Jacksonville (5–11)

References

  1. ^ "Cold, Hard Football Facts.com". Archived from the original on December 27, 2007. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
2002 Tennessee Titans season

The 2002 Tennessee Titans season was the 43rd season overall and 33rd with the league. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 7–9, managing eleven victories. The Titans qualified for the playoffs, but were unable to reach the Super Bowl, instead losing to the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Conference Championship.

2003 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2003 Indianapolis Colts season was the 51st season for the team in the National Football League and 20th in Indianapolis. The Colts improved on their 10-6 record from 2002, going 12-4 and reached the postseason for the second straight season. After the season, quarterback Peyton Manning was named league MVP along with Steve McNair of Tennessee.

After defeating the Broncos and the Chiefs in the first two rounds, the Colts lost to the New England Patriots in the title game, which saw the first playoff meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. New England would go on to defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. It was the final season seeing the Colts wear their blue facemasks and white shoes.

2004 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2004 Indianapolis Colts season was the 52nd season for the team in the National Football League and 21st in Indianapolis. The 2004 Colts season began with the team trying to maintain or improve on their 12–4 record from 2003, and advance farther into the playoffs. The Colts finished the season 12–4, and defeated the Denver Broncos for the second straight time in the playoffs, but they were halted in the Divisional round by the defending and eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.

Peyton Manning had one of the best seasons ever by an NFL quarterback, throwing 49 touchdown passes and breaking the previous record of 48 held by Dan Marino. At season's end, Peyton Manning was named the NFL MVP. For the season the Colts set an NFL record with 51 total touchdown passes. The Colts led the NFL with 522 points scored. The Colts tallied more points in the first half of each of their games of the 2004 NFL season (277 points) than seven other NFL teams managed in the entire season.Despite throwing for 49 touchdown passes, Peyton Manning attempted fewer than 500 passes for the first time in his NFL career. Sports statistics site Football Outsiders calculates that Manning had the best-ever season by a quarterback, play-for-play, in 2004.The 2004 Colts are the only team in NFL history to convert five or more passing touchdowns in a game four different times during the regular season.

2008 Tennessee Titans season

The 2008 Tennessee Titans season was the team's 49th season and 39th in the National Football League, their 12th in Tennessee, and their tenth as the Titans.

Despite making the playoffs in the 2007 season with a record of 10-6, the Titans were expected by most sportswriters to finish third or even fourth in the AFC South. They compiled a 13–3 regular season record—the best in the NFL—and won home-field advantage for the duration of the playoffs after clinching AFC South on December 7 after a win over the Cleveland Browns and a 10-0 start. However, the Titans lost two of their last three regular season games, and were eliminated by the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round.

This was the last season the Tennessee Titans qualified for the playoffs until 2017.

2011 Houston Texans season

The 2011 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 10th season in the National Football League and the 6th under head coach Gary Kubiak. The Texans improved on their record from the 2010 season, despite losing starting quarterback Matt Schaub & backup Matt Leinart to season ending injuries. Third stringer T.J. Yates filled in,and earned the franchise's first playoff berth by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20–19 in Week 14 and clinching the AFC South. It also assured the Texans of at least one playoff game at home—the first NFL playoff game in Houston since 1993. After reaching the Divisional match against the Baltimore Ravens, the Texans suffered their maiden loss in the NFL Playoffs, losing 20–13.

Prior to the 2011 season, former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips was hired as the defensive coordinator of the Texans, replacing former coordinator Frank Bush, who was terminated by Texans owner Bob McNair. The Texans defense made major improvements on defense in Phillips's first year calling Houston's defensive plays. Houston allowed the fourth-fewest points in the league in 2011 (compared to fourth most in 2010), the second-fewest yards allowed (third-most in 2010) and third-fewest yards per play (4.8, compared to 6.0, second-worst in 2010).

2012 Houston Texans season

The 2012 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 11th season in the National Football League and the 7th under head coach Gary Kubiak. The Texans improved on their 10–6 record from 2011, in which the team earned its first playoff berth and division title in franchise history. The Texans won their second consecutive AFC South division title, and defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the playoffs for a second consecutive season, but were defeated by the New England Patriots in the divisional round.

2018 Houston Texans season

The 2018 season was the Houston Texans' 17th season in the National Football League and their fifth under head coach Bill O'Brien. This marks the first season since 2005 that Rick Smith will not be the general manager as he took a leave of absence for family reasons. Despite an 0–3 start, their first in 10 years, the Texans surpassed their win total from the previous season with a Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins. They had a franchise record 9 consecutive wins that also broke the NFL record for most consecutive wins after starting 0–3. The streak ended with a Week 14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. With a Week 15 win over the New York Jets, the Texans clinched their first 10-win season under head coach Bill O’Brien, their first 10-win season since 2012 and their 3rd 10-win season in franchise history.

On November 23, 2018, Bob McNair, the founding owner of the Texans, died aged 81.Despite losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, the Texans clinched a playoff berth after the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers later that day.

With a Week 17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Texans clinched the AFC South division, winning their fifth division title.

The Texans lost in the Wildcard Round of the playoffs, 21–7 to their AFC South rival the Indianapolis Colts.

AFC East

The American Football Conference – Eastern Division or AFC East is one of the four divisions of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). There are currently four teams that reside in the division: the Buffalo Bills (based in Orchard Park, New York); the Miami Dolphins (based in Miami Gardens, Florida); the New England Patriots (based in Foxborough, Massachusetts); and the New York Jets (based in East Rutherford, New Jersey).

Since the division's enfranchisement in 1960, with the creation of the American Football League, the division has been represented in nineteen Super Bowls and won eight of them. The most recent appearance in the Super Bowl by an AFC East team was the Patriots victory in Super Bowl LIII.

At the end of 2018, the Patriots had the most wins in the division's history, with a record of 500-392-9, with a playoff record of 35-19 (6-5 in Super Bowls) entering the playoffs of that season. The Dolphins were second at 446-350-4 (having played 84 fewer games than their division rivals) with a playoff record of 20-21 (2-3 in Super Bowls). The Bills were at 406-470-8 with a playoff record of 14-15 (with two American Football League titles) and 0-4 in four consecutive Super Bowls. The Jets held a record of 396-480-8, with a playoff record of 12-13 including a victory in Super Bowl III.In 2012, the Patriots broke a tie with the Dolphins for winning the most division titles; with subsequent division titles in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 the Patriots have won 20 AFL/AFC East division titles to Miami's 14. The Bills have won ten division titles, and the Jets have won four.

Two teams formerly in the division combined for ten AFL/AFC East titles – the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) won four division titles (and the 1960 and 1961 league titles) during the AFL era while the Baltimore–Indianapolis Colts won six division titles (and Super Bowl V) in the 32 seasons they were in the division.

History of the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are the professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the then-Houston, Texas, team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers won two AFL championships before joining the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger. In 1999, the Titans played their most memorable season since joining the NFL, when they made it all the way to Super Bowl XXXIV, but they fell to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams.

Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. The team plays its home games at NRG Stadium.

The club first played in 2002 as an expansion team, making them the youngest franchise currently competing in the NFL. The Texans replaced the city's previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers, which moved to Nashville, Tennessee and are now known as the Tennessee Titans. The team was founded and owned by Bob McNair from 1999 to his death in 2018. Following McNair’s death, the majority ownership of the team went to his wife, Janice McNair, and his son, D. Cal McNair.

While the team mainly struggled in the 2000s, they would find success in the 2011 season, after clinching their first playoff berth and would go on to win their first division championship. The Texans have gone on to win four more AFC South championships since then, in 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018. As of the 2018 season, they are the only franchise to have never appeared in a conference championship game.

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Since the 2008 season, the Colts have played their games in Lucas Oil Stadium. Previously, the team had played for over two decades (1984–2007) at the RCA Dome. Since 1987, the Colts have been the host team for the NFL Scouting Combine.

The Colts have been a member club of the NFL since their founding in Baltimore in 1953. They were one of three NFL teams to join those of the American Football League (AFL) to form the AFC following the 1970 merger. While in Baltimore, the team advanced to the playoffs 10 times and won three NFL Championship games in 1958, 1959, and 1968. The Colts played in two Super Bowls while they were based in Baltimore, losing to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III and defeating the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. The Colts relocated to Indianapolis in 1984 and have since appeared in the playoffs 16 times, won two conference championships, and won one Super Bowl, in which they defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. The team plays its home games at TIAA Bank Field.

The Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers joined the NFL as expansion teams for the 1995 season. Since their inception, the Jaguars have won division championships in 1998 and 1999 (as members of the now-defunct AFC Central) and 2017 (as members of the AFC South) and have qualified for the playoffs seven times, most recently in 2017 after a ten-season playoff drought.From their inception until 2011, the Jacksonville Jaguars' majority owner was Wayne Weaver. The team was then purchased by Pakistani-born businessman Shahid Khan for an estimated $770 million. In 2015, Forbes estimated the team value at $1.48 billion.

List of Houston Texans seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Houston Texans American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Texans' franchise from 2002 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The team currently has six winning seasons, two 8–8 seasons, and eight losing seasons. The Texans clinched their first playoff berth and AFC South title on December 11, 2011 by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 20–19.

List of Indianapolis Colts seasons

The Indianapolis Colts, formerly the Baltimore Colts, are an American football team playing in the National Football League (NFL). This list documents the season-by-season records of the Colts franchise from 1953 to present, including postseason records and league awards for individual players or head coaches. In 1953, a Baltimore-based group led by Carroll Rosenbloom gained the rights to a new Baltimore franchise. Rosenbloom was granted an NFL team, and was awarded the holdings of the defunct Dallas Texans organization. The new team was named the Colts after the previous team that folded after the 1950 NFL season. After 31 seasons in Baltimore, Colts owner Robert Irsay moved the team to Indianapolis, Indiana.The Colts have won two Super Bowl championships (Super Bowl V and Super Bowl XLI). They also played in and lost Super Bowl III and Super Bowl XLIV. Before the AFL and NFL merged in 1970, they won three NFL Championships (1958, 1959, and 1968). By winning Super Bowl XLI the Colts became the first team that played its home games in a domed stadium to win a Super Bowl held in an outdoor stadium.After the Colts owner Jim Irsay hired Tony Dungy in 2002, the Colts made the playoffs for nine straight seasons. They won five straight AFC South titles from 2003 to 2007 and had seven consecutive seasons of 12 or more victories from 2003 to 2009, the first time that has been achieved in the NFL's 90-year history. Much of the team's success throughout the 2000s was attributed to the trio of general manager Bill Polian, coach Dungy, and quarterback Peyton Manning.In the 2013 season, the Colts secured their first division championship since Manning's departure and first under quarterback Andrew Luck and head coach Chuck Pagano.

List of Jacksonville Jaguars seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Jacksonville Jaguars American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Jaguars' franchise from 1995 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The Jaguars, along with the Carolina Panthers, joined the NFL as 1995 expansion teams. Jacksonville is one of four teams to have never played in a Super Bowl. They have played in the AFC Championship in the 1996, 1999, and 2017 seasons.

List of Tennessee Titans seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Tennessee Titans, an American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Titans' franchise from 1960 to the present, including postseason records and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The Titans were originally known as the Houston Oilers and were a part of the inaugural season of the American Football League (AFL) in 1960. In 1997, the franchise moved to Tennessee, playing in Memphis temporarily until settling in Nashville. The team was rebranded as the Titans following the 1998 season. The Titans have yet to win a Super Bowl, falling short in their only appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, although the team does have two championships from its early years in the AFL. During their tenure in Tennessee they have defeated all 31 other franchises at least once, enjoying a perfect record against the Detroit Lions (5-0).

For complete team history, see History of the Tennessee Titans and History of the Houston Oilers.

List of all-time NFL win–loss records

The following is a list of win–loss records for each of the 32 active National Football League (NFL) teams.

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won the first two AFL Championships, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.

The team relocated from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, and played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season. The team then moved to Nashville in 1998 and played in Vanderbilt Stadium. For those two years, they were known as the "Tennessee Oilers", but changed their name to "Tennessee Titans" for the 1999 season. The team currently plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, which opened in 1999 as Adelphia Coliseum. The Titans' training facility is at Saint Thomas Sports Park, a 31-acre (13 ha) site at the MetroCenter complex in Nashville.The team has appeared once in the Super Bowl (XXXIV), the same year they changed their name to "Titans", and in which they lost to the St. Louis Rams.

Texans–Titans rivalry

The Texans–Titans rivalry is a professional American football rivalry in the National Football League (NFL) between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans.

The Texans–Titans rivalry is an intense rivalry, pitting the Tennessee Titans (formerly based in Houston as the Houston Oilers) with Houston's present-day team, the Texans. The 2002 expansion and conference realignment by the NFL put a new team into Houston. With the expansion Texans in place, the NFL's realignment created the AFC South and put the two teams together as division rivals. Following the 2016 matchups between the teams, the Titans lead the series 16–14. In the first meeting of the 2017 season, the Texans defeated the Titans 57–14, the largest victory in the series for either team. In the second meeting, the Titans won 24–13. The Titans now lead the series 18–16.

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