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Brady bullish in deal with Titans after drama-filled week

Brady bullish in deal with Titans after drama-filled week

He showed his mobility and his guts in some of those runs and also had the key block on the play that resulted in a first down and sealed the victory.

The Titans were able to engineer an incredible upset against the Kansas City Chiefs to advance out of the wildcard weekend and will travel to Foxborough, MA.

Hogan's 180 receiving yards set a new single-game Patriots postseason franchise record, topping Deion Branch's 153-yard performance in 2006.

The Patriots have had a week off to prepare. They are treating this game as a bye week.

It's odd for me to say it but Minnesota could pull an upset here if the pieces fall into place. And we should expect how this ends: more Patriots success. The team relied on Dion Lewis and the ground game. Running back Rex Burkhead is also dealing with a knee injury and James White has an ankle injury.

The Patriots and Titans haven't played each other since the 2015 season, but in the seven games in which Brady and Belichick have faced the Titans, the Patriots are 6-1, including a playoff win in January 2004. Aside from one 40+ yard reception, his day was defined by drops, a lack of targets, and excellent coverage on special teams.

Divisional Round Saturday night in Foxboro has become something of an National Football League tradition. He averaged almost 17 yards per reception en route to 1,082 receiving yards. The Tennessee Titans will surely try to do just that on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

"I know people are counting us out, but I think this is the kind of team people make movies about", Titans tackle Taylor Lewan told reporters. This will actually be Tennessee's sixth contest over the last nine that has not been at home.




Tennessee has lost six in a row to New England, but comes off a stirring second-half rally at Kansas City from 18 points down, the largest postseason comeback on the road in the Super Bowl era. No one really gave the Titans a chance on the road against the Chiefs, and they won because Marcus Mariota made a decision to become his own wide receiver.

As for the Brady-Mariota matchup, it marks the second time they will face each other, though Mariota injured his knee early in the first matchup - a 33-16 Patriots win on December 20, 2015 - and played only 19 snaps that day. Belichick isn't likely to let his team be overwhelmed by distractions. "I think that's kind of been the mindset through this entire season".

"We knew it was going to come down to whoever was going to have the ball last". On the ground, Derrick Henry rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown in 23 attempts while Mariota added 46 yards.

"It's very important to understand that once he feels that pressure on the outside, he's going to step up, and if you don't counter with him or come inside with him, he's able to make plays with his legs", defensive end Trey Flowers said of Mariota. His backup Zach Mettenberger threw two interceptions. With DeMarco Murray out the whole load falls on Henry's shoulders again. "Our work will be cut out for us keeping them contained and hopefully giving them some things that can cause them some problems".

Rob Gronkowski was named First Team All-Pro for the fourth time in his career.

Many people are surprised it is the Titans whom the Patriots are hosting this weekend.

This is from someone who has never been to a Titans game.