The Tennessee Titans will wear Houston Oilers’ throwback jerseys four times during the 2009 season — twice against the Buffalo Bills.
The team will first don the uniforms of the original American Football League Houston Oilers — from the 1960 championship season — against the Bills in the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 9 in Canton, Ohio. When they meet the Bills, another original AFL franchise on Nov. 15 at LP Field, both teams again will look like they stepped out of a time machine.
The Titans will wear the Oilers uniform twice more on the road against other original AFL franchises — on Sept. 27 when they play at the New York Jets (who were originally nicknamed the Titans and will wear those throwback uniforms) and on Oct. 18 when they travel to New England to face the throwback-wearing Patriots.
Wearing the mock AFL uniforms are part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the AFL, of which the Oilers, Bills, Patriots and Jets were among the eight founding members. The others were Dallas Texans (now Kansas City Chiefs), Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles (now San Diego) Chargers.
The Oilers uniforms in white and blue, features the trademark light blue helmet with the white oil derrick.