NFL sending Titans on road three of first five games

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The NFL isn't helping make new Titans coach Mike Munchak's job any easier, not with a 2011 schedule that sends Tennessee on the road three of the first five games.

That is if the 2011 season starts on time under the schedule announced Tuesday night by the NFL despite being in the midst of a lockout with no labor deal with the players.

Tennessee is set to open at Jacksonville on Sept. 11 with a home opener Sept. 18 against Baltimore. Then Tennessee hits the road to Cleveland and the Steelers before a bye week on Oct. 16.

The Titans also have no games scheduled for prime time, but then they are coming off a 6-10 season that led to a decision to part with quarterback Vince Young and coach Jeff Fisher's own departure in January.

2011 Tennessee Titans Football Schedule
Preseason:

August 13th vs. Minnesota - 7:00pm
August 20th at St. Louis - 7:00pm
August 27th vs. Chicago - 7:00pm
TBA at New Orleans - TBA

Regular Season:

September 11th at Jacksonville - 12:00pm
September 18th vs. Baltimore - 12:00pm
September 25th vs. Denver - 12:00pm
October 2nd at Cleveland - 12:00pm
October 9th at Pittsburgh - 12:00pm
October 16th - Bye
October 23rd vs. Houston - 12:00pm
October 30th vs. Indianapolis - 12:00pm
November 6th vs. Cincinnati - 3:05pm
November 13th at Carolina - 12:00pm
November 20th at Atlanta - 12:00pm
November 27th vs. Tampa Bay - 12:00pm
December 4th at Buffalo - 12:00pm
December 11th vs. New Orleans - 12:00pm
December 18th at Indianapolis - 12:00pm
December 24th vs. Jacksonville - 12:00pm
January 1st at Houston - 12:00pm

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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