New England Patriots: 5 players to watch for vs Tennessee Titans
Check out our slideshow of the 5 New England Patriots to watch for against the Tennessee Titans this weekend!
The New England Patriots begin their quest for another Super Bowl title this weekend. The Patriots will be hosting the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, January 13th, at 8:15 pm ET.
Many people are surprised it is the Titans whom the Patriots are hosting this weekend. The Titans pulled off an impressive come from behind upset over the Kansas City Chiefs during Wild Card weekend. As a result, they have earned the right to face the Patriots during the Divisional Round.
It was an impressive victory for the Titans, as they had to overcome a 21-3 deficit. They never gave up, clawing their way back and eventually pulling off the victory. Not many people gave them a chance last week, and the same is true this week. New England is 13.5 point favorites, so it is clear that bookmakers believe the Patriots will have a relatively easy time with the Titans.
If we learned anything from last week, it is that the underdogs cannot be underestimated. Every underdog covered the spread last weekend, with the Titans and Atlanta Falcons pulling out straight up wins.
We know the Patriots will be ready to face the Titans. Despite all of the distractions around the team the past week, Bill Belichick will have them ready to play. They cannot underestimate their opponent, or else they could suffer the same fate as the Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.
If the Patriots are to handle business against the Titans and advance, they will need some players to step up. Here are five Patriots to keep an eye on this weekend in their game against the Titans.