Slides: What to Watch For: Titans vs Patriots - 2018 AFC Divisional Playoffs


The Titans are coming off of a huge victory over the Kansas City Chiefs during Wild Card Weekend, and they have a lot of momentum behind them. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense will be in a showdown against the Titans defense being led by defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau who was with the Steelers in the past. "At this point, I'm all in on Tennessee". What I see is an unhappy ending for the Titans. He picked up 46 yards on eight attempts in the playoff win over the Chiefs last Saturday.

While Belichick may believe that, the rest of the world is a bit more dubious.

The Patriots hit back hard after the article was published, issuing a joint statement from Belichick, Brady and Kraft refuting numerous conclusions reached - among them that Kraft ordered Belichick to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to appease Brady, that Belichick was unhappy about coaching in New England and that Brady's personal trainer had created a divide in the locker room. They bicker. Jimmy Garoppolo was traded because Brady demanded it from Kraft, who then demanded it from Belichick. Running back Rex Burkhead is also dealing with a knee injury and James White has an ankle injury. Still, you have to play the games and the Titans have to play a great game to win this one on the road.

"This is what I've worked hard for, it's to get into these situations, to get in these kinds of games", Mariota said. The feel is no different than any other week going on right now. "We show up to work and try to do the best we can".

South Africa 78-0, Markram on 51 in 2nd test against India
Markram was dismissed trying to cut a ball that was too close to him, getting a thin edge that Patel did well to hang onto. Under the scorching sun, the Indian team were forced to field after South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota was the beneficiary of a couple of dubious calls last week but did make some spectacular plays, nearly reminding one that he won the Heisman Trophy with the Oregon Ducks, but he has been even more inconsistent than Henry during his three-year professional career.

On paper this looks like a mismatch and it will probably look like that on the turf in New England. Fortunately, they were able to come back and win but this week, those things could cost them. "We know that every week with any quarterback".

As for Henry, his confidence appears higher as well, as he bounced back from the poor game against Jacksonville in his first start and now is one of the focal points of the Titans' offensive attack. His team went 13-3, claimed the AFC's top seed and scored the second-most points in the National Football League, even as his favourite target, Julian Edelman, missed the season with a torn knee ligament. "You've got to expect pressure, and it could be safeties, corners, linebackers". "Now we're in it. No one's going to be able to do it for you". "We're two days from the biggest game of the year". "You never want to come up short against a team like that because they're so good". "It's been a good year for me, but I'm obviously not comfortable where I'm at", Johnson said.

The best way to beat Brady is keep him off the field. In the first 5 games of the year, Brady was sacked 16 times, but in the final 5, he was sacked just 11 times.