The Tennessee Titans 2018 preseason opponents were announced today. Dates and times for games will be announced at a later date.
Week 1: Titans at Packers (weekend of August 9-12)
Week 2: Titans vs Buccaneers (weekend of August 16-19)
Week 3: Titans at Steelers (weekend of August 23-26)
Week 4: Titans vs Vikings (Thursday, August 30th)
Some fun story lines to look forward to — besides seeing those beautiful new uniforms on the field for the first time — include the 2015 top of draft grudge match between Mariota and Winston (Twitter should be fun that night), the return (again) of former Titans receiver Kendall Wright (this time as the “best” receiver on the Vikings), Deion Sanders getting a chance to see two
fans All-Pro safeties on the same field in Kevin Byard and Harrison Smith, and a break from playing the Panthers in the preseason! Last season the Titans hosted the Panthers for a week of practice leading up to their game in Week 2 of the preseason. It will be interesting to see if maybe the Titans do the same with the Buccaneers this year. They would be a good fit as an NFC team that is not on the Titans regular season schedule.
The all-important regular season schedule should be released towards the end of next week if the timing holds from last year. We already know the regular season opponents (listed below) and where the games will be played, but next week we should find out the order, which games are going to be primetime matchups, and where the bye week is situated.
The London game against the Chargers will be either Week 7 (October 21st) or Week 8 (October 28th) and the NFL typically gives teams playing in London the option to have their bye week after their trip overseas. I would expect the Titans to take advantage of that opportunity since that would land their bye week right in the middle of the season in either Week 8 or Week 9.
UPDATE: Jenna Laine of ESPN confirms the Bucs and Titans will participate in joint practices in the week leading up to their Week 2 preseason game in Nashville.
I've confirmed that the Bucs will participate in joint practices with the Titans prior to their Week 2 preseason game.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) April 11, 2018