Titans QB is big challenge for New England


Titans QB is big challenge for New England

Tennessee Titans plus-13 at New England Patriots, $660 to win $600: Winning an National Football League playoff game by two touchdowns, regardless of the team, is no easy task - even for the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. While that question may still be out there for many to talk over, one thing that can not be questioned is the courage he has displayed in big moments for the Titans in his first playoff game. They are going to face off against the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and it will not be an easy win by any stretch of the imagination. "It shows that any time he touches the ball he's risky".

The Titans also have not beaten the Patriots since 2002 - losing each of the teams' last six meetings - and haven't won in Foxboro since 1993, before the franchise moved from Houston. "I know we're excited".

Thursday's news conference was Brady's first since an ESPN The Magazine article was published last Friday that detailed friction between him, owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick.

Frankly, there are a large number of people around town just like her, even hardcore Titans fans. Unfortunately, this is the New England Patriots. So I don't really care if it was Joe Montana. Belichick simply won't allow any outside stimuli to affect his team.

"We've played quarterbacks like this where we do want to try to keep him in the pocket, but I think that's just the beginning part of it", McCourty added. "Yeah, there's going to be wonder (how we respond in the postseason)". Marcus Mariota completed a strike to Eric Decker with 6:06 remaining in the fourth quarter and the defense held to seal the win. The following week he would rip the Kansas City Chiefs for 156 yards and a touchdown on 23 totes.

"I mean, first of all, that's a very, very hard play to make, and that shows you his skill set, his athletic ability", Harmon said.

The Titans lost three of their last four regular season games and nearly missed the playoffs, but they were able to nudge themselves in and picked up a huge Wild Card victory over the Chiefs.

On a third-and-goal play for the Titans, Mariota scrambled and threw a pass that was tipped by the Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis.

But Mariota was also sixth in the NFL (Brady was first) in third-down passer rating.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski - who is healthy and ready to roll in the postseason after missing the Super Bowl run a year ago following back surgery - sees it a bit differently. His return should be a nice boost to the Patriots' receiving corps, which has used the likes of Phillip Dorsett, Danny Amendola, and Kenny Britt alongside No. 1 target Brandin Cooks in Hogan's absence.

"When it comes down to it, it's all about us", Mariota said.

"This is a playoff game". I told you all that it didn't leave my head.

"It's my job trying to help this team win games", Henry said.

A better topic of discussion came from Titans safety Kevin Byard who stated openly that he wanted to make Brady look like Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles.

Brady has had an MVP season so far in 2017, but over the last few games, he's forced some throws that led to interceptions. "I'm looking forward to it".

If the Patriots are to handle business against the Titans and advance, they will need some players to step up.