Tennessee Titans Paying Tribute to Nashville First Responders Before Sunday’s Game

by Thad Mitchell
The National Football League's Tennessee Titans plan to honor their city's heroes during their final regular season game.

The National Football League’s Tennessee Titans plan to honor their city’s heroes during their final regular season game.

The Titans will not be playing in their home city of Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday. Looking to clinch a spot in this year NFL playoffs, the Titans will travel to Houston, Texas to take on the Texans.

Titan’s officials say players and personnel with have their city on their mind heading into this weekend’s matchup. The team will also have their city in their hearts and on their helmets in order to honor the city’s first responders.

On Christmas morning, a recreational vehicle carrying explosive was detonated in downtown Nashville. The explosion injured at least eight people and caused significant damage to numerous downtown buildings and businesses.

Tennessee Titans Will Wear ‘615 Strong’ Decals

The city’s first responders were critical in efforts to keep the public out of harm’s way during and after the event. Now the Tennessee Titans are happy to be saluting the brave men and women who kept their city safe.

Titans players will wear a “615 Strong” decal on their uniforms as they do battle with the Houston Texans. The decals are likely to be placed on player’s helmet but might also appear on their jerseys.

Team officials also say they will also be joining player-led efforts by contributing to the “Nashville Neighbors” fund. The fund supports businesses and area residents affected by the Christmas Day bombing.

The Titans are carrying a 10-5 record into this weekend’s matchup with the Texans. A win would propel the team into the AFC playoff picture and create momentum heading into the NFL postseason. They could also secure a spot in the playoffs if the Indianapolis Colts lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. If either of those scenarios occurs, the Titans will host their first round playoff game in front of their home crowd in Nashville.

H/T: NFL.com