Nashville, TN – There have been only 11 all-time meetings in the regular season between the Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears. The Bears lead the series 6-5. The visiting team has won the last four meetings in the series, dating back to 1998.
Most recently, the Bears visited Tennessee on November 4th, 2012 and left with a 51-20 victory. Their point total remains the most ever scored by a visiting team at Nissan Stadium. In the win, quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall connected for three touchdown passes.
The last time the Titans played in Chicago was November 9th, 2008, marking the first time the Titans traveled to the Windy City for a regular season game since 1995, and it also marked the Titans’ first appearance at the renovated Soldier Field, which re-opened in 2003 after extensive remodeling.
In the game, Titans quarterback Kerry Collins passed for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 21-14 victory. LenDale White provided the game-winning, one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The two teams engaged a memorable contest in Nashville on November 14th, 2004. Chicago prevailed in the game 19-17 when defensive end Adewale Ogunleye registered a safety in overtime. Craig Hentrich’s 52-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Chicago’s Marc Colombo at the end of regulation, and then in overtime, Titans quarterback Billy Volek lost the football while being sacked by Ogunleye. Tackle Fred Miller recovered the fumble but was tackled in the end zone, resulting at the time in one of two games in NFL history that ended with a safety.
Some of the other matchups in the series were not as hotly contested, in addition to the Bears’ convincing 2012 win. The first ever Bears-Oilers matchup, played October 28th, 1973 in Chicago, was won by the Bears 35-14.
In the following meeting on November 6th, 1977, the Bears were the unfortunate recipients of the second largest victory in Oilers/Titans history, a 47-0 final at the Astrodome.
Most Recent Matchups
2004 Week 10 • November 14th, 2004 • BEARS 19 at Titans 17 (OT)
After punting away the first drive of overtime, the Bears win on a safety when Titans quarterback Billy Volek fumbles in the end zone and offensive lineman Fred Miller is tackled while recovering the ball … Chicago fails to score an offensive touchdown but keeps pace with a 45-yard interception return in the second quarter and a 75-yard punt return in the third … Volek goes 27-for-44 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and an interception … The Bears force overtime on a 29-yard field goal with 1:59 remaining in regulation.
2008 Week 10 • November 9th, 2008 • TITANS 21 at Bears 14
Titans quarterback Kerry Collins leads Tennessee in an aerial attack, completing 30-of-41 passes for 289 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions … Tight end Bo Scaife and receiver Brandon Jones combine for 160 yards on 18 catches … The Titans defense keeps Chicago contained by forcing eight consecutive punts spanning the second and third quarters … The Titans special teams limit Bears return specialist Devin Hester to a 6.5-yard average on punt returns and block a key field goal in the fourth quarter.
2012 Week 9 • November 4th, 2012 • BEARS 51 at Titans 20
The Bears score 28 points in the first quarter en route to scoring the most points by an opponent at Nissan Stadium … The Titans turn the ball over on four fumbles and one interception … The Bears score first on a blocked punt for a touchdown … Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall connect three times for touchdowns … The Titans score touchdowns on a 30-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck to Nate Washington and on an 80-yard run by Chris Johnson.
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