Patriots coach Bill Belichick rushes in immediately after Brady and says, "Am not". "We know that every week with any quarterback. The one nice part is there will be a lot of familiar faces, friendly faces after the game, which is always nice". After all, he was a member of the Patriots for a few years before becoming a Titan. In that one, Tennessee had three turnovers but was outgained by only 54 yards. We get a look at a short trailer for the upcoming docu-series that is based on his private life.
These two teams last met in 2015 when New England picked up a 33-16 win as a 14.5-point favorite. "It will be some carry over, but it will be a little bit different".
Now the entire Patriots team could come down with a bad case of food poisoning or the flu but this one is likely to be a rout that will end the Titans season after their Kansas City miracle last week. ESPN published an article on how there is turmoil at the top of the dynasty between owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and star quarterback Tom Brady.
LeBeau said to Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt on TitansOnline.com that the key is "not letting (Brady) read you like a book, which he is very adept at". "They got a bye week, so they're probably feeling really confident".
Henry also had 85 yards in the fourth quarter, including a 35-yard touchdown, for the NFL's third-best rushing performance in the fourth quarter of a playoff game since the 1991 season.
The Titans enter as 13-point underdog.
They're technically the defending champs, but with some 20 newcomers this postseason, the Patriots aren't really looking at it that way. Will they step up and play a complete game or will they sit there and will they wait until they get down to start fighting once again?
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He also has a 6-1 career record against the Titans with 13 touchdowns and just one interception.
To pull an upset, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota must be at his best.
It has been since the 2009 National Football League season since the New England Patriots did not hold a first-round bye in the playoffs.
We basically saw this factor come into play in the wild card round. That's what made the 2015 Heisman Trophy victor calling his performance "kind of soft" in Tennessee's regular-season finale stand out. "But I knew when our front office traded Paul, I knew they weren't going to trade him for just anybody".
Antonio Brown was sent home from Steelers practice Friday, but it wasn't because of the calf injury he's been nursing for the past four weeks. It's a big task to go out and win a playoff game. This will actually be Tennessee's sixth contest over the last nine that has not been at home. "We're playing against a good team, Divisional round, and I'm glad we earned the chance to be here to do it and we've just got to go take care of business". And while the New England defense may year after year surrender chunks of yardage between the 20s, its consistent ability to stand up in the red zone is a separator.
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All the numbers favor the Patriots extending their record of consecutive title games reached to seven.
"He saw some of the things that he missed by trying to bounce some things", Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.