NFL Title Belt

October 21, 2018

 

Los Angeles Chargers

VS

 

Tennessee Titans

The Los Angeles Chargers put their 1 week reign on the line against the Tennessee Titans.

This is the third Title Belt matchup between these two teams. The Los Angeles Chargers lead the series with a 2–0 record against the Tennessee Titans.

The Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Tennessee Titans 38-10 the last time these two teams played for the Title Belt on September 16, 2012 (2012 Week 2).

Bonus fact: This is the first time the NFL Title Belt has been held by six different teams to start the season.

The record for most consecutive weeks with a different team holding the belt is seven weeks, in the 1979 season.

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Team All-time Weeks Active Weeks* Weeks Since 2002** Individual Reigns Losses in Title Belt Match Longest Reigns Most Recent Consecutive Losses Since Held
Arizona CardinalsARI 14 11 2 6 25 5 2015 3
Atlanta FalconsATL 36 28 10 15 32 7 2016 3
Baltimore RavensBAL 7 7 4 4 10 3 2018 1
Buffalo BillsBUF 29 29 5 15 37 4 2005 10
Carolina PanthersCAR 6 6 5 5 16 2 2015 2
Chicago BearsCHI 29 28 4 8 18 7 2009 5
Cincinnati BengalsCIN 19 15 8 25 6 1997 9
Cleveland BrownsCLE 29 29 3 15 27 8 2018 1
Dallas CowboysDAL 67 64 6 19 34 9 2009 4
Denver BroncosDEN 50 47 16 11 29 15 2016 1
Detroit LionsDET 9 8 7 30 3 1995 12
Green Bay PackersGNB 40 39 23 13 31 15 2015 2
Houston TexansHOU 1 1 1 1 6 1 2007 6
Indianapolis ColtsIND 52 45 30 12 31 9 2016 2
Jacksonville JaguarsJAC 4 4 2 3 13 2 2016 2
Kansas City ChiefsKAN 39 32 12 17 32 8 2017 1
Los Angeles ChargersLAC 46 33 18 14 35 9 2018
Los Angeles RamsLAR 42 36 14 15 30 8 2017 1
Miami DolphinsMIA 34 27 12 13 33 8 2005 5
Minnesota VikingsMIN 39 34 16 13 32 13 2012 2
New England PatriotsNWE 88 77 55 20 30 13 2017 1
New Orleans SaintsNOR 28 27 6 11 24 7 2016 1
New York GiantsNYG 38 31 8 10 35 10 2008 4
New York JetsNYJ 13 12 4 8 32 4 2010 5
Oakland RaidersOAK 46 46 9 23 47 8 2015 3
Philadelphia EaglesPHI 29 25 7 13 38 4 2018 1
Pittsburgh SteelersPIT 55 49 39 15 29 12 2018 1
San Francisco 49ersSFO 45 43 11 15 31 8 2013 2
Seattle SeahawksSEA 24 19 13 10 24 5 2016 1
Tampa Bay BuccaneersTAM 3 3 1 2 18 2 2018 1
Tennessee TitansTEN 19 18 1 7 32 6 2016 4
Washington RedskinsWAS 34 28 5 14 36 5 2017 1

About the NFL Title Belt

The NFL Title Belt was inspired by a thread on Reddit.

When the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl I, they started the belt. The next team they lost to in the '67 season took the belt from them, and the next team that team lost to took it, and so on. The belt was not lost during ties, and if the team failed to make the playoffs but won their last few games since getting the belt, they keep the belt going in to next year.

  • Every team has held the Title Belt at some point during their existence.
  • The Title Belt is active any week where an NFL game is played, regardless if the current Title Belt holder plays. This means the current Title Belt holder can keep the Title Belt on a bye week, or during a playoff week when they are not playing or did not qualify. Bye weeks and weeks where the Title Belt holder is not qualified to play are indicated by a faded logo.
  • The Title Belt is inactive any week where no NFL game is played. This means during the offseason or during a strike.
  • Title Belt statistics stay with a franchise, regardless of location.
    • The Arizona Cardinals were the St. Louis Cardinals prior to the 1988 season, and the Phoenix Cardinals from 1988 - 1993.
    • The Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens are not the same franchise. The Cleveland Browns were active from 1967 - 1995, and again from 1999 - present. The Baltimore Ravens began play in 1996.
    • The Indianapolis Colts were the Baltimore Colts prior to the 1984 season.
    • The Los Angeles Chargers were the San Diego Chargers prior to the 2017 season.
    • The Los Angeles Rams were the St. Louis Rams from 1995 - 2015.
    • The Oakland Raiders were the Los Angeles Raiders from 1982 - 1994.
    • The Tennessee Titans were the Houston Oilers prior to the 1997 season, and the Tennessee Oilers from 1998-1999.

Game stats from ProFootballReference.com. Team logos and colors from LogoCDN.