New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans: How to watch NFL playoffs
The New England Patriots will be hosting the Tennessee Titans in their Divisional Round matchup Saturday evening. Here is all the information you need to watch or listen to the game!
The New England Patriots quest for a sixth Super Bowl championship begins tonight at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots will be hosting the Tennessee Titans in a Divisional Round matchup as the winner of the game will be advancing to the AFC Championship game.
The AFC will be going through Foxborough. The Patriots earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 13-3 regular season record. Despite numerous injuries, the Patriots steamrolled through the regular season as we have become accustomed to seeing.
To advance to the AFC Championship game, the Patriots will have to go through the Titans first. The Titans advanced to the Divisional Round after an upset victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in their Wild Card Weekend matchup.
The Titans mounted an impressive comeback victory over the Chiefs to advance. Tennessee won the game 22-21 but trailed 21-3. Despite the odds being against them, the Titans overcame that deficit and got the victory.
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Derrick Henry was a big reason why. With DeMarco Murray sidelined, Henry was the every down back and he thrived in the role. He tore up the Chiefs defense, rushing for 156 yards on 23 carries, scoring one touchdown.
Slowing Henry down will not be an easy task for the Patriots. Henry has an impressive blend of size and speed, as the Chiefs saw that first hand. In addition to Henry, the Titans also have dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota and tight end Delanie Walker to worry about.
Slowing those three players down will be imperative to the Patriots defeating the Titans and advancing in the postseason. They all had big games against the Chiefs and were catalysts in the victory last weekend.
This is the first time since 2004 that the Patriots and Titans are matching up in the postseason. Like that game, the Titans are the fifth seed and the Patriots are the top seed. Also similarly, the Titans have a running game that the Patriots are looking to neutralize.
The biggest difference is at quarterback. This time around the Titans have the young and developing Mariota. Last time, they had co-MVP Steve McNair under center.
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In that game, the Patriots squeaked by with a 17-14 victory. Will they be able to handle business again, or will the Titans exact some revenge and pick up the upset victory? We will have to watch and see!
Here is all the information you will need to watch or listen to the game between the Patriots and Titans.
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Date: January 13th, 2018
Start time: 8:15 pm ET
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
TV Info: CBS with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson and Jay Feely
Radio: National: Westwood One; Sirius: SIRI 82, XM 82
Live Stream: CBS Sports All Access