NFL Divisional Round: 10 fast facts for Patriots v Titans

NFL Divisional Round: 10 fast facts for Patriots v Titans

Tune in to Saturday night's Patriots-Titans AFC Divisional Round game on WBZ-TV - the flagship station of the New England Patriots. He picked up 46 yards on eight attempts in the playoff win over the Chiefs last Saturday. But ask head coach Bill Belichick or quarterback Tom Brady, and they will tell you that they are not taking Mike Mularkey's squad lightly.

News 3 is your home for this weekend's AFC Divisional Playoffs. That brought their confidence back and showed the Patriots that they still had the skill to stifle a top-flight offense. The team averaged 28.6 points per game in the regular season, which ranked second in the NFL.

While the Titans were pulling off their major comeback against the Chiefs, the Patriots were going through another bye week, but one that was filled with controversy.

This is the message Bill Belichick is preaching to his team this week. The Titans don't fare well against screen passes either and if Reid and Nagy stuck with Hunt in the second half last weekend, we'd be talking about Kansas City in this article and not Tennessee.

The line for Saturday night's clash, which features the largest age gap between starting quarterbacks in a playoff game in the Super Bowl era, has the Patriots favored by 13.5 points. "For a young guy like me, that's what you aspire to be. I don't know enough, I really don't, to make any comment about something like that".

One thing, besides championships, the Patriots have become known for is blocking out distractions.

"That was pretty cool", Brady said. "The reputation that Coach tries to get us to have is just ignore the noise - ignore the noise from the outside and I feel like that's what myself and a lot of other players have been doing".

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You can watch the National Football League playoffs on Sky this year as they'll be broadcasting all the games live. New England can't allow Henry and the run game to control the pace of play. He ran 87 yards for a 2015 touchdown.

DW: The Patriots defense has been maligned all season but they wind up 5th in scoring defense. They will not be surprised by a thing.

"I've had multiple talks with Marcus, and every time it's like, 'Hey, we got it".

WHAT WENT RIGHT: The offense shined in 2017 with quarterback Alex Smith turning in the best season of his career with 4,042 yards passing and 26 touchdowns. It will be all hands on deck and time to go work come kickoff. Their plus-49 differential is the third highest in the NFL.

Henry is set to start ahead of veteran running back DeMarco Murray, who is still recovering from the grade-three MCL tear he suffered at the end of the Titans' Dec. 24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The play showed that Mariota's competitiveness - the same zeal that put Church on the ground against Jacksonville - was alive and well, and his Titans teammates were eager to follow his lead wherever he might take them. "I'm definitely not going to rule him out". "I know we're excited". At the end of the day, however, it's the Playoffs. So I think we respect our opponents. More notably, the Patriots won a game versus the Texans in the last seconds 36-33 where Brady was sacked five times.

It's no secret that the Patriots struggle whenever they play the Chiefs.

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