Texans vs. Titans Delayed Due to Power Outages in Nashville amid Winter Weather

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 24, 2022

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 18: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans hands off the ball to Derrick Henry #22 during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Saturday's game between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans has been delayed by one hour due to power outages in Nashville caused by a winter storm.

The game was originally set to kick off in the 1 p.m. ET window but will instead kick off at 2 p.m.

Nashville has been subject to cold temperatures and high winds due to a cold front that's enveloped much of the United States this weekend.

Below-zero wind chills and freezing temperatures have been the norm since late Thursday night, leading to power outages across the country. Nashville Mayor John Cooper asked the NFL to postpone Saturday's game to deal with rolling blackouts in the city.

Mayor John Cooper @JohnCooper4Nash

I've been informed that TVA's unilateral rolling blackouts will continue. All non-essential businesses should reduce power usage. I've asked the <a href="https://twitter.com/Titans?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Titans</a> to postpone their 12pm game in solidarity with our neighbors.<br><br>TVA needs to invest in infrastructure to withstand extreme temps <a href="https://t.co/J0XFq8euGB">https://t.co/J0XFq8euGB</a>

It's unclear if a one-hour delay will do much to help matters in the city. Rolling power outages are expected to continue happening periodically in 10-to-15-minute intervals every one-and-a-half to two hours, according to Eric Levenson, Rebekah Riess and Wayne Sterling of CNN.

Tennessee has about 250,000 citizens without power as of early Saturday morning.