Best Oilers/Titans team of all time

May, 10, 2010
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For an upcoming project, I need to select the best Oilers/Titans team of all time.

While I know a lot of Titans fans consider Tennessee a different team than Houston and vice versa, for this we’re looking at all of the franchise’s teams, from Texas and Tennessee.

So I am looking for your input as I sort through the bests.

I see the prime candidates as:

  • The 1960 Oilers were 11-4 and won the inaugural AFL title with George Blanda at quarterback.
  • The 1961 Oilers repeated with an 11-3-1 season, a championship game win at San Diego and had 13 players who appeared in the AFL All-Star Game.
  • The 1979 Oilers were 13-6, with two of the losses to Pittsburgh, including the AFC Championship Game for the second season in a row. Earl Campbell was the NFL’s most valuable player.
  • The 1999 Titans were 16-4 and advanced to the franchise’s only Super Bowl, which it lost to the St. Louis Rams. Rookie defensive end Jevon Kearse and Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews made All-Pro.
  • The 2000 Titans were the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs and had the best regular season in the NFL but were upset in their first playoff game by eventual champion Baltimore.

Your thoughts, please.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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