AFC Divisional Playoff Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots: Preview and Prediction


Talk about the Patriots ahead of this weekend's game should be of a steamroller of a team looking good for a historic third consecutive Super Bowl triumph.

Davis flew all the way from Anchorage, Alaska, to be at the AFC divisional game Saturday night.

"An extremely athletic guy, so there is a huge factor of mobility with him", New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said.

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"So no, I did not", he said.

"I'll never blame officiating for costing us", he said. "It just goes with the territory". He was sacked eight times, a Patriots playoff record. "That's definitely bend, don't break scheme", Tennessee head coach Mike Mularkey said.

Mularkey has admitted as recently as last week that experience facing elite players at a certain position can really help a defense the next time they face similar talent. "But I think we'll have a better chance that way than him being able to escape, throw it deep or run for 30 or 40 yards".

New England also held Derrick Henry to just 28 yards rushing on 12 carries.

The Titans were able to engineer an wonderful upset against the Kansas City Chiefs to advance out of the wildcard weekend and will travel to Foxborough, MA. When they travel to Foxborough this weekend to face the Patriots, they will face similar weapons in Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks.

On 4th and 1 just inside Patriots' territory - and facing a 21-7 deficit, the Titans elected to go for it.

But, it was all New England after that. It has been a while since we've had a championship Sunday that didn't feature New England. The Patriots quarterback completed 35 of 53 passes for 337 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. It was an interesting call because originally it was ruled a false start, but the referees changed it to offsides. But replays showed Lewis' butt hit the ground at the 19.

The Titans trailed Kansas City 21-3 at halftime last week and the Titans came back to win and advance to this game against New England.

The touchdown capped an 11-play, 95-yard drive as Mariota used his arms and legs to convert a pair of third downs. We'll see Saturday night. He did not return.

Chris Hogan should be back to team up with Tom Brady on Saturday. In what was supposed to be his Year 3 boom, he turned in his worst National Football League regular season, throwing for a career-low 13 touchdowns and a career-high 15 interceptions. He called himself "soft" and he definitely atoned for the season finale versus the Kansas City Chiefs (23 carries, 156 yards and one touchdown).

Against Jacksonville on December 31, Henry made up for a rough day running by taking a screen 66 yards for a touchdown. It was his 10th career postseason TD. And we should expect how this ends: more Patriots success.

Neither team could find their way into the end zone in the second half, however two field goals from Philadelphia kicker Jake Elliott proved the difference as the Eagles took a 15-10 win to move into the NFC championship.