The Tennessee Titans will play on Tuesday night for the first time in 20 years, as a result of a virus outbreak in joint training-camp practices.
In a game that the Titans have been touting as one of the biggest regular-season matchups in NFL history, the game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. It will be aired on ESPN.
The last time the Titans and Bills played on a Tuesday night was Dec. 27, 1995. In that game, the Titans won 30-27 at Buffalo. At the time, the game was the NFL’s longest single-season gap between games between divisional opponents.
It’s not unprecedented for a game to have been moved to a Tuesday night. But since then, there have been at least 10 Wednesdays that matched up division rivals:
1998, SDSG Dallas at Chicago, originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18. The game was moved to Nov. 19, after a snowstorm in Chicago closed Soldier Field.
2010, McNabb Bowl. Minnesota hosted the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving, but because of NFL rules about allowing players to practice indoors, McNabb started his seventh game in the past eight games against an Eagles team that was 3-5.
2015, Jaguars-Lions. Historically, games on Tuesday before Thanksgiving have generally been “road” games, where teams would find some cost-effectiveness for the night shift. This year, the Lions were 2-4 before playing in Jacksonville.