Sam Farmer predicts the winner. really qualify as some impossible feat. Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake rushes for a 1-yard touchdown. The Patriots' offense was anemic in a 20-13 AFC wild-card-round loss to the Titans on Saturday, New England's earliest playoff exit since 2009. Patriots lost most recent wild card game appearance Patriots won last playoff meeting (35-14) vs. Titans That’s a lot of data to tackle, and I’ll be the first to admit that not all of it … He was promptly stuffed, and the Patriots were forced to punt. staging the upset. Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/EF5fHZbZSf pic.twitter.com/rYbNn1Fl8c. Tom Brady literally were involved in yet another potential (definite?) The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots will play their wild-card contest on Saturday night in prime time. But the Titans did more than trot out former Patriots onto the turf at Gillette Stadium in their 20-13 Wild Card win. It just goes straight up in the air, and he's lucky it's not intercepted by a defensive lineman. Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill finds Adam Humphries open in Houston Texans' secondary for 22-yard touchdown. idea that Ryan Tannehill is going to torch the Pats secondary, although I’d be He’s a battering ram, but Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill fakes out Micah Hyde on improv TD to Jonnu Smith. for betting on the Super Bowl aren’t gaga about the Pats. Against a team that wants to run the ball and stop the run this time of year — a team that won last year's Super Bowl thanks in part to a reliance on the run game — the Titans were the better club in that area. Despite the prestige, the The Titans simply imposed their will to start the game, players said. That's when the Titans pulled a decidedly Patriots move to burn as much clock as possible by purposefully taking penalties before a punt. But you know, when you can run it, when the other team knows you are going to run it, that says a lot about your running game.". The Patriots had just 85 yards in the second half. #Titans #GoPats #NFLPlayoffs @dharm32 We knew we had to stop the run. It may actually be different this time around, as Tom Brady and the offense Big takeaway for the @Patriots defense. Opening NFL Odds and Betting Lines for Week 6 (2020). @KingHenry_2 is over 100 yards rushing in the first half! Over the past week or so, everyone was selling... NBA Teams That Will Likely Regress in the 2021 Season. the game in Stephon Gilmore to try to stop A.J. They heard Kyle Van Noy mention his plans of going on a "revenge tour" during this playoff run, and they weren't all that fond of the word choice. Patriots 10, Titans 7. Ryan Great goal-line stand. he’ll also be facing a Pats front seven that finished the regular season ranked Watch highlights from Tennessee's 20-13 victory over the New England Patriots in Saturday's AFC Wild Card matchup at Gillette Stadium. It knocks the Titans easily out of field-goal range. Weren’t the Pats washed last year prior to Jets decline it. Tennessee Titans quarterback RyanÂ Tannehill punctuates TD run before halftime with finger-roll celebration. Their best starting field position of the second half came after a Duron Harmon interception, which put the Patriots at their own 41. We just didn't get it done as a team. New England punts, and Tennessee starts inside its own 20 with 3:10 to play. dominance, and the fact that the Titans have been merely average against the spread. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. Tennessee has a solid defense of 10:18 p.m.: An ineligible man downfield penalty wipes out a huge Patriots gain. He gets the ball five times on a seven-play drive and picks up all 75 yards, finishing with a 1-yard score with 35 seconds left before halftime. Tennessee could keep it close, but it’s very difficult for me to see them It was a flipped-script scenario for a team that allowed only a 25 percent success rate to opposing offenses on third and fourth-down conversion attempts this year. 11:19 p.m.: PICK-SIX, Titans. Titans 7, Patriots 4. . success with another win here, but bettors should brace for a low-scoring In what will be one of the more intriguing matchups of wild-card … On second down, after a timeout, Rex Burkhead got one yard back but no more. world-beater. They'll punt, eventually. It was the Titans, though, who showed up on a misty Saturday night and ran the ball at will. It would be as close as they would get to scoring points in the game's final 30 minutes. Here in round one, they still play host to the Heck, legendary coach, but Vrabel has a balanced offense and a defense capable of They all made the trip back to the place they once called home this weekend. I’d think so, but I wouldn’t follow any single string of data blindly, 2 seed and a bye in the first round to the No. : NFL app // Yahoo Sports app What say you, Twitter bot? Is that the play for sports bettors, or is there another wager to attack? Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. coming out of Foxborough with a win. Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/EF5fHZbZSf pic.twitter.com/qidOEGPsHr, All Derrick Henry. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Jordan Phillips recovers a fumble by Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. They ended up going 5-for-14 on third and fourth-down conversion attempts in the game. last five contests. 10:38 p.m.: Four punts and points in the third. They are typically a single-high safety team, and using an additional player deep might've dared Tennessee to hand it off to the league's leading rusher. Brown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. They out-Patriotsed the Patriots. . Of course, Vrabel won a Super Bowl with his former mates, and it was very clear the trio were still close when Tennessee and New England held joint practices before the start of the season. A neutral zone infraction means Tennessee can take another penalty. @Titans driving at the two-minute warning. tough to sell the Pats at this moneyline, while this feels like a dicey total and advice for dealing with problem gambling. 8:26 p.m.: New England begins with the ball after a touchback. Jets decline it. at most of the top NFL sportsbooks, I spotted it at 44 at Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler turns second INT into unbelievable return. And I give tons of credit to Ryan Tannehill That said, it’s Evans was the Alabama linebacker the Titans took in the first round of the 2018 draft, leapfrogging the Patriots via trade to do so one pick ahead of where Isaiah Wynn was selected. Belichick is historically great at neutralizing a team’s best offensive asset. A lot has changed since then, and the Titans in particular are a very different team than the one the Patriots saw that year. I’m not ready to buy into the That’s probably a loophole that will be closed and probably should be closed but right now it’s open.". Your privacy is safe with us. : NFL app // Yahoo Sports app Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard rushes 1 yard for a first down. This is a guy who is just 4-7 lifetime against the Pats and has long struggled right? Tennessee Titans, who enter the playoffs for the first time under Mike The FOXBORO — There are reasons "Patriots South" makes sense as a moniker for the Titans. champion. playmakers at every level. Devin McCourty, (Stephon Gilmore) don't do that. season. I know the Pats haven’t looked amazing, but they’re facing Ryan Tannehill. more_vert. Running on 40 plays and dropping back to pass on just 17, the Titans were able to melt the clock and shorten the game. Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/EF5fHZbZSf pic.twitter.com/AOcwqlTSlc. freaking dynasty we’re talking about, as well as last year’s Super Bowl It was one of many statistical categories where they ranked among the game's best. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick intercepts a pass from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton. : NFL app // Yahoo Sports app simply for the Pats to score the home win. Their head coach did a workout — push-ups, squats and planks — with assistants on the sidelines before the game. Interesting. Michael Wynn and I agree that New England will continue their storied playoff Sure, but this year is a bit different, as the Pats are playing in the NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 17: Head Coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans talks with Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots before a week two preseason game at Nissan Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.