Opening on The Road, Again The New York Jets (0-0) will begin the Eric Mangini era and the 2006 NFL season in Nashville, Tennessee, against the Titans (0-0) on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Now in their 47th year of existence, the Jets have opened the regular season on the road 34 times, with the 35th occasion coming this Sunday. The Jets have opened at home just six times since the Club moved to The Meadowlands in 1984 and only three times in the last 14 years.
The Two Titans
The New York Jets played their first game in 1960 under the moniker "New York Titans." Following the 1962 season, the team was purchased by a five-man syndicate and the name of the organization was changed to "New York Jets." In 1999, the Tennessee Oilers changed their name to "Tennessee Titans."
The Tennessee Titans lead the all-time series, 20-14-1, and have captured the only postseason meeting (December 29, 1991) between the two franchises. The regular series dates back to October 9, 1960, when the Houston Oilers defeated the New York Titans, 27-21, in a game played at Jeppesen Stadium in Houston. The Oilers won the first six meetings against the New York Titans, before the Jets captured their first meeting, 24-17, on September 22, 1963, in New York's Polo Grounds. The Jets and the Titans last met on December 1, 2003, a 24-17 Jets' victory on Monday Night Football.
Jets' Opening Day at a Glance
Record on Opening Day: 19-27 Longest Opening Day Winning Streak: 3 games (1960-62) Longest Opening Day Losing Streak: 5 games (1973-77) Record Opening on the Road: 14-20 Record Versus Tennessee Opening on the Road: 0-2 Current Streak Opening on the Road: 2 Lost Last Opening Day Win on Road 37-31 (OT) 9/8/02 at BUF