NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We now know the layout of the football fall.

Here is the Tennessee Titans' schedule and a bunch of notes on what it all means.

Tennessee Titans' 2022 schedule

First time: The home opener against the Giants will be Brian Daboll’s first regular-season game as an NFL head coach. That’s a good time to catch New York. (The Titans will also see their former first-round cornerback, Adoree’ Jackson, in that game.) The Titans will play against two other first-time head coaches and get them at home: Josh McDaniels brings the Raiders to Nashville in Week 3 and Nathaniel Hackett and the Broncos will visit in Week 10. The Titans also play a total of four games against new head coaches with previous experience: Houston’s Lovie Smith and Jacksonville’s Doug Pederson. [Unlocked]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – By drawing their trip to Buffalo in Week 2, the Titans got one “break” many teams prefer in schedule formulation.

They avoided a trip to a cold-weather city with an outdoor venue later in the season when the temperature, wind and potential precipitation could be more of a factor.

Mike Vrabel

Pool photo, George Walker, The Tennessean

No, the Titans aren’t scared of Highmark Stadium in December or January. But given a choice, I think they’d take it when they got it on September 19.

Mike Vrabel is guaranteed to have no complaints about the schedule, which will be fully revealed Thursday evening. He accepts whatever is put in front of the Titans and goes about the team's business.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- What else will they do? What other moves are coming? Who else can they get?

Pretty consistently since the draft, I’ve been getting questions about the Titans’ roster building. Like there is a big step ahead. As if a third stage is on the horizon.

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney/ Alison McNabb, Tennessee Titans

Yes, Tennessee signed Jadeveon Clowney on Sept. 6 in 2020 and traded for Julio Jones on June 6 in 2021, so it’s somewhat understandable that Titans fans have an expectation that something big is coming after the free agency period in March and the end-of-April draft.

But player acquisition season is pretty much over.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans get the big spotlight in Week 2 of the NFL season, playing the Bills on Monday Night Football in Orchard Park, N.Y.

The game will be the opener of a doubleheader, kicking off at 6:15 pm CT on ESPN with the Vikings at Eagles starting on ABC at 7:30 on ABC.

Amani Hooker and Josh Allen

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As of Monday morning. Buffalo is the AFC favorite at +350 and the Super Bowl favorite at +650 at Fan Duel. The Titans are ninth (+1500) and 15th (+3000). [Unlocked]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Post-draft you brought questions about Derick Henry's health, Dillon Radunz's progress, Ryan Tannehill's clock, offseason "drama" and more.

I did my best to dive thoroughly into all of it and hope you enjoy a weekend read.

Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry courtesy Tennessee Titans

Husbands and sons should get it in before Sunday so they can focus on the moms on Sunday!

Onto your best questions.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Below is my updated take on the Titans’ depth chart.

I admit that I don’t know how to stack new, low-ranking undrafted free agents, who I’ve added based on reports and listings at spotrac and Over the Cap. So there is some guesswork. But with other known quantities, I have some insight and some inklings.

Roger McCreary

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But we’ve got a starting point here to visualize things and a clear sense of what’s in front of them.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nobody wants Ryan Tannehill in therapy as a result of football.

Nobody connected to the Titans or neutral wants the really bad game in the divisional playoffs that created the wound and the sleepless nights that prompted him to return to therapy, the first time he ever went seeking a path out of a dark place.

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“It's a deep scar,” Tannehill said of the results of the Titans’ ugly playoff exit as the AFC’s one seed to Cincinnati at Nissan Stadium on Jan. 22. "Every time I closed my eyes I kind of re-watched the game. I didn't get a whole lot of sleep for weeks. I was in a dark place, and it took me a while, a lot of work to get out of it.

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