Can the Titans make it to the Super Bowl?

Conklin tears ACL, will require surgery

Conklin tears ACL, will require surgery

The Patriots are scheduled to host the Tennessee Titans in an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough.

While I don't think the Patriots are as strong of a team as they've been in past years, they're still clearly one of the best teams in the AFC.

SportsLine's advanced projection model says Henry will continue churning out big yardage on Saturday night. The sterling late-season performance of Jimmy Garoppolo, the heralded back-up the Patriots shipped to San Francisco for a second-round pick, would not have evoked panicked regret across New England.

Mariota, who had an 87-yard touchdown run in 2015, his rookie season, ran for 60 yards on 10 carries in the regular-season finale. It's 29 at Gillette Stadium, so bundle up if you're here or enjoy your toasty warm snacks in the man cave at home - and please, enjoy the game.

What Henry learned showed up against Kansas City, Mularkey said. We're not telling him that he can't bounce it. "Some things haven't gone his way here and there".

"It just comes down to how well you play", he said. "He just gets it done". He has 106 rushing yards in the past two games. On the ground, Derrick Henry rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown in 23 attempts while Mariota added 46 yards.

Could this be the last run for this Patriots group?

Quarterback Marcus Mariota was the beneficiary of a couple of dubious calls last week but did make some spectacular plays, nearly reminding one that he won the Heisman Trophy with the Oregon Ducks, but he has been even more inconsistent than Henry during his three-year professional career.

"Tom Brady is a great quarterback, but it's a playoff game". They can not fall behind the Patriots by double-digits and expect to come back like last week. Byard is licking his chops and not afraid to call out Brady despite his lofty G.O.A.T. status and the fact the Patriots quarterback had only eight INTs all season. They are going to face off against the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and it will not be an easy win by any stretch of the imagination. "I don't really care if it was Joe Montana".

"It's very important - tackling and also just swarming to the ball", Harmon said.

The Titans sat on the their plane on the tarmac in Tennessee for about three hours on Friday, according to Paul Kuharsky.

No, the Titans won't beat New England. You know what I'm saying? The Titans do not have what it takes to cover the Patriots skill players, and if Brady has time to throw he can carve this defense apart. "You've got to expect pressure, and it could be safeties, corners, linebackers". Additionally, the Titans Week 17 upset over the Jacksonville Jaguars assured they would not miss the playoffs.

Get all of that, and who knows?

Spygate? The Patriots ran through a flawless regular season before losing in the Super Bowl. They ranked 13th in overall defense and fourth against the run, but were 25th against the pass.

The three have consistently blown postseason games, whether it be due to inconveniently timed injuries and an unwillingness to play hurt (Big Ben excluded) and a proclivity for allowing distractions at the worst time. He's played just one game since October 29 - a December 11 loss to the Dolphins - and he only caught one pass for one yard in that contest. New England has won five Super Bowl championships in the past 16 seasons and captured the AFC East title in 14 of the past 15 years.

Rob Gronkowski (69 catches, 1,084 yards, eight TDs) will be a handful for a team that usually struggles to cover the tight end. Murray could have a big night on the ground.

While few in New England believe the ESPN story will hinder the Patriots in any way, that doesn't mean this is just any old week.

Said Belichick: "Coach LeBeau is as good as there is, as good a defensive coach as there is". Mobile quarterbacks have given the Patriots problems this season. He has seen this chapter all too many times in Pittsburgh. It could be the head start Tennessee needs to keep the game close and cover the betting number.