Titans, Jaguars Aim to Show They're the Real Deal in AFC

Titans, Jaguars Aim to Show They're the Real Deal in AFC

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

The Tennessee Titans kicked off the postseason last Saturday with an impressive road win against Kansas City. He hit the 1,000 yard mark, despite missing two games, and scored eight touchdowns.

Mariota, who was drafted second overall by the Titans after winning the Heisman Trophy at OR as a junior in 2014, rushed for 52 yards and four first downs on five carries (excluding three kneeldowns) as the Titans upset the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend.

When he received a chance to shine in the absence of DeMarco Murray (knee), former Alabama running back Derrick Henry showed fans the model he displayed throughout the 2015 season with the Crimson Tide - as he collected 28 touchdowns. I believe that the Saints are a team that can manage the game clock better.

Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, where the Patriots are 16-3 in playoff games (the first came against the Titans in 2003). The Titans and Patriots will kick off at 7:15 p.m. CST at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The game will be broadcast on CBS. In his fifteenth season, Harrison knows the playoffs and knows them well as he was in competing for championships almost every year with Pittsburgh.

Chris Hogan and Kyle Van Noy were removed from the injury report issued after practice, meaning they are good to go for Saturday.

After receiving a first-round bye, the Patriots are 13.5-point favorites over Tennessee.

New England quarterback Tom Brady trains this week ahead of the match against Tennessee.

It was an impressive victory for the Titans, as they had to overcome a 21-3 deficit.

We probably don't give enough credit to the Titans' defense, probably because they don't have the name-brand stars that everyone knows. Just two of Tennessee's last eight opponents managed more than 100 rushing yards while the team held three other squads to less than 200 through the air.

"He saw some of the things that he missed by trying to bounce some things", Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. "He's broken off a lot of long runs, running plays, screens".

"Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.' - Unknown" was the cryptic message that greeted Brady's 3.3 million Instagram followers one day this week. "I think that's kind of been the mindset through this entire season".

"I mean, it's not like if he stays in the pocket he can't make throws, but when he escapes outside the pocket and he has the ability to run and throw, you honestly really don't have a shot to stop him", Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. A combination of everything. "I know we're excited". We're not telling him that he can't bounce it. It will be all hands on deck and time to go work come kickoff. "I pack to get there and I think because of the travel it's even more excitement for me!" Henry ran for a career-high 156 yards, and Mariota added 46 yards. "To live it, through sports in a very authentic way, makes so much sense to me". "I feel like the more carries I get, the more flow I get and just keep it rolling with me and the whole offense".

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