The Patriots will be playing against a former friend, as Logan Ryan spent the first four seasons of his career in New England. After helping the Patriots win two Super Bowls, he will be looking to knock them out of the postseason this time.
Logan was a big free agent signing for the Titans this offseason. He has helped settle their defensive backfield and has assumed the role as their top cornerback. He has played well this season and is coming off a strong performance against the Chiefs last weekend.
Against the Chiefs, Ryan was targeted six times. While he surrendered four receptions, they didn’t do much damage, as he allowed only 18 yards receiving against him. He was a big part of the Titans defense stepping up, as he slowed down whichever receiver was lined up against him.
This week he will match up with multiple different receivers. The Patriots change their sets frequently, especially if they are going to be healthy and have their full complement of receivers. Ryan could be moved around the formation, defending Brandin Cooks.
If anyone knows Ryan’s strengths and weaknesses, it is the Patriots. How they attack the Titans leader in the secondary will be something to watch throughout the evening.