The Tennessee Titans will face the Buffalo Bills in the game early Monday night
The Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills will start again.
For the third year in a row, these teams will meet in a prime-time contest. This time it will be in Week 2 in Buffalo.
The Titans revealed this part of their 2022 schedule on Monday morning. The full 2022 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday.
Tennessee defeated Buffalo 34-31 at Nissan Stadium in week six of the 2021 season. That game was settled with a fourth stoppage of the Titans defense when the Bills opted to go fourth-and-1 Tennessee 3 rather than attempting a tying field goal with 22 seconds left. Derrick Henry rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns, and AJ Brown had seven receptions for a record 91 yards in that one.
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In 2020, their contest was pushed back to Tuesday night in Week 5 by COVID-19 concerns and the Titans routed the Bills 42-16.
The teams have played every year beginning in 2018, Mike Vrabel’s first season as Tennessee head coach. The first two meetings were weak, with both Buffalos winning 13-12 at Buffalo in 2018 and 14-7 at Nissan Stadium in 2019.
This offseason, Buffalo has added several former Titans, including left guard Rodger Saffold, right tackle David Quessenberry, defensive lineman DaQuan Jones and quarterback Matt Barkley.
The Titans have made the playoffs four of the past five seasons and reached the AFC Championship Game in 2019. They have finished first in the AFC South each of the past two years.
The Bills, likewise, have made the playoffs four of the last five years. They reached the AFC Championship in 2020 and have won the AFC East each of the past two years.
This season’s encounter is a result of where they finished in their respective divisions in 2021.