| 1st AFC Central|
| Lost Divisional Playoffs (Ravens) 24–10|
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The 2000 Tennessee Titans season was the franchise's 41st season and their 31st in the National Football League. It was the team's second being known as the "Titans." The team entered the season as the defending AFC Champions, having narrowly lost Super Bowl XXXIV to the St. Louis Rams.
Tennessee's 13–3 record was the best in the NFL in 2000, and earned the Titans a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. In the Titans' first playoff game, however, they were upset by their division rivals, the fourth-seeded Baltimore Ravens, who would go on to win the Super Bowl.
The 2006 edition of Pro Football Prospectus, listed the 2000 Titans as one of their "Heartbreak Seasons", in which teams "dominated the entire regular season only to falter in the playoffs, unable to close the deal."
Said Pro Football Prospectus of the 2000 Titans, "Only one of the last eight teams to lose the Super Bowl has made the playoffs the next season: the 2000 Tennessee Titans. The Titans did not just make the playoffs; they waltzed in with the highest [efficiency-rating] in the league and a 13–3 record. The three losses had come by a combined seven points."
"The Titans first playoff game came against their bitter division rivals, the Baltimore Ravens", Pro Football Prospectus continued. "Clearly prepared for a rematch with Baltimore's stifling defense, the Titans outgained the Ravens 317 yards to 134. They converted 23 first downs to the Ravens' 6. They had a time of possession advantage of 40:29–19:31. And they lost the game 24–10."
2000 Tennessee Titans season Wikipedia
Even though they had only 134 yards of total offense and six first downs, the Ravens broke a 10–10 tie in the fourth quarter with Anthony Mitchell's 90-yard touchdown return of a blocked Al Del Greco field goal and then added seven more with a 50-yard interception return by Ray Lewis.Led NFL, Average Time of Possession (33 minutes, 48 seconds per game)
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Eddie George, PFW/PFWA All-Pro Team
Derrick Mason, Associated Press All-Pro
Derrick Mason, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America)
Derrick Mason, NFL Special Teams Player of the Month, October
Derrick Mason, Pro Football Writers of America All-Pro Team
Bruce Matthews, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America)
Bruce Matthews, Associated Press All-Pro
Bruce Matthews, PFW/PFWA All-Pro Team
Samari Rolle, Associated Press All-Pro
Samari Rolle, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America)
Samari Rolle, Pro Football Writers of America All-Pro Team
Blaine Bishop, Safety, Starter
Eddie George, Running Back, Reserve
Brad Hopkins, Tackle, Starter
Jevon Kearse, Defensive End, Reserve
Derrick Mason, Kick Returner, Reserve
Samari Rolle, Cornerback, Starter
Frank Wycheck, Tight End, Reserve