The Tennessee Titans have a chance to impact NFL history on Thursday night in their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
Tennessee’s main objective on Thursday night is getting reps for players, escaping injury, and making sure all the little details — from communication to execution — are crisp.
Whether or not the Titans actually win the game will have zero bearing on how Tennessee’s 2022 season.
A win, however, will end one of the NFL’s strangest streaks.
The Ravens have won 20 straight pre-season games, which is an NFL record (the previous record was 19 straight preseason wins set by the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1962).
Baltimore’s last preseason loss came in 2015 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Oddly enough, the Ravens went 1-3 in preseason action in 2015.
The Titans likely don’t care about Baltimore’s streak – after all, the 20 straight preseason wins have resulted in zero Super Bowl wins for the Ravens (I bet several Titans players aren’t even aware of the streak if we’re being honest).
But these are still NFL players who are where they are in part because of their ultra competitiveness. I’m sure they’d take a little joy in ending a 20-game winning streak — even if it’s a meaningless streak.
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