Tennessee Titans 2013 opponents determined

Due to the regular rotation of the NFL schedule, we've already known 14 of the 16 games the Titans will play in 2013 and now that the 2012 regular season is concluded, we know the final two opponents.

The Titans, who finished third in the AFC South this year, will face the New York Jets, who finished third in the AFC East, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the third-place finishers in the AFC North.  The Titans, as well as the other AFC South teams, will also face the AFC West and the NFC West next year, in addition to their regular home and away division games.

Although we don't yet know when the games will be played, we do know where.  Here's the slate of games (with the 2012 records of the Titans opponents) and some thoughts after the jump.

 
Home:
Houston Texans (12-4)
Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14)
Kansas City Chiefs (2-14)
New York Jets (6-10)
San Diego Chargers (7-9)
San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1)
Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
 
Away:
Arizona Cardinals (5-11)
Denver Broncos (13-3)
Houston Texans (12-4)
Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14)
Oakland Raiders (4-12)
Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8)
St. Louis Rams (7-8-1)
 
The Titans have a recent history of playing poorly when traveling to the west but it doesn't look as bad as it could be.  Only one game will actually be on the West Coast, in Oakland.  The other away games in the west will be at Arizona, Denver and St. Louis.  Not as bad geographically or travel-wise as it could be, but still some tough games.
 
Seven of next year's games will be against teams who made the playoffs this year.  All of those teams had 11 wins or more in the 2012 regular season.  On the flip side, the weak sisters on the schedule appear to be the Chiefs and Jags, who both finished 2-14 and will have the top two picks in the upcoming draft. 

 

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