Tennessee Titans schedule 2023: Takeaways, predictions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans’ 2023 schedule was released along with the rest of the NFL slate Thursday.

The Titans will go abroad for the second time under coach Mike Vrabel when they travel to London to host the Baltimore Ravens at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 6. There are nine home games on their schedule, but they'll only have eight in Nashville since the London game is categorized as a home game.

Tennessee will face four quarterbacks that finished among the top 10 in passing yards last season. That’s a tall order for the Titans who allowed an NFL-worst 4,761 passing yards last season. They will also face four of the top five quarterbacks selected in the 2023 draft, including two games against C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans and two against Anthony Richardson and the Indianapolis Colts.

Here's what's in store for the Titans:


Sept. 10: at New Orleans

Sept. 17: vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Sept. 24: at Cleveland

Oct. 1: vs. Cincinnati

Oct. 8: at Indianapolis

Oct. 15: vs. Baltimore (London)

Oct. 22: BYE

Oct. 29: vs. Atlanta

Nov. 2: at Pittsburgh (TNF)

Nov. 12: at Tampa Bay

Nov. 19: at Jacksonville

Nov. 26: vs. Carolina

Dec. 3: vs. Indianapolis

Dec. 11: at Miami (MNF)

Dec. 17: vs. Houston

Dec. 24: vs. Seattle

Dec. 31: at Houston

Jan. 7: vs. Jacksonville

Strength of schedule: 0.449 (28th toughest)

Over/Under: 7.5

Biggest takeaway

The Titans entered last season having finished as the top seed in the AFC which led to five prime time appearances in 2022. Tennessee failed to make the playoffs last season and now only has two prime-time games on the schedule this year. That is the lowest amount in a single-season since 2019 when they only appeared in one prime-time game.

Revenge game

In Week 11, the Titans will clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars to exact revenge on their season finale loss en route to the AFC South division title. Jacksonville won both games against the Titans in the regular season, securing its first sweep against Tennessee since 2011. Could this matchup determine the AFC South once again?

Bold prediction

The Titans' Week 6 game against the Ravens will be the deciding point for whether or not they give the keys to the organization over to rookie quarterback Will Levis. If Ryan Tannehill plays well and the team is winning, he'll remain the starter. If the Titans have a disappointing start, they'll use their Week 7 bye to get Levis ready to debut as the starting quarterback. The Titans are 5-0 coming off bye weeks since Mike Vrabel became their coach in 2018.