Titans unveil 2017 schedule

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The Tennessee Titans return to Monday Night Football headlined the team's 2017 schedule, as they host division-rival Indianapolis at Nissan Stadium in a nationally televised contest Oct. 16

The Titans open the campaign at home against Oakland on Sept. 10, which starts a string of four playoff teams from 2016 in the first five weeks. The Titans also will appear in a Thursday night contest at Pittsburgh on Nov. 16.

The Titans schedule features home games against Baltimore (Nov. 5), Cincinnati (Nov. 12), Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 24), Seattle (Sept. 24), Oakland (Sept. 10), Jacksonville (Dec. 31) and Houston (Dec. 3).

Tennessee will travel to Cleveland (Oct. 22), Pittsburgh (Nov. 16), Arizona (Dec. 10), San Francisco (Dec. 17), Miami (Oct. 8), Houston (Oct. 1), Jacksonville (Sept. 17) and Indianapolis (Nov. 26).

Flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-15. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used by the NFL by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

Also, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.

For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 31. The NFL schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

Additionally, the Titans released their remaining preseason dates and times. Tennessee opens the preseason slate of games on the road against the New York Jets on Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Week two against Carolina at Nissan Stadium will be played on Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. and the finale at Kansas City will be Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Tennessee also hosts Chicago at noon Aug. 27 and Carolina at 2 p.m. Aug. 19.