Patriots fans travel thousands of miles for showdown with Titans

Conklin tears ACL, will require surgery

Conklin tears ACL, will require surgery

The odds certainly don't favor Tennessee pulling off a second consecutive upset.

Sporting News will be providing live updates throughout Saturday's game.

In a 1978 Divisional Playoff contest, the Oilers traveled to Schaefer Stadium and advanced to the AFC Championship with a 31-14 win, courtesy of three touchdown passes by Dan Pastorini and 118 rushing yards by Earl Campbell.

On to a Titans team that features third-year quarterback Marcus Mariota, who did a splendid job in rallying the Titans from a 21-3 second-half deficit against the Chiefs and who will now be tested against the gold standard of National Football League playoff teams.

The Tennessee Titans kicked off the postseason last Saturday with an impressive road win against Kansas City.

OK, now that we've fast-forwarded the Patriots 2017-18 Super Bowl run, let's get into the "Whys".

So which side should you back in Titans vs. Patriots?

"We did beat them the first time, so to have all the confidence coming out of there is interesting", Jaguars DT Malik Jackson says. No disrespect to Murray, but Henry is a more dynamic runner at this point and inspires confidence in this offense.

Getting Henry to acknowledge any change in his own confidence or being pleased after a big game is as tough as tackling him in the open field.

One issue hounding the Patriots is they have frequently gotten too wide and deep in the backfield when pass rushing, allowing quarterbacks to take off unchecked up the middle. The Pats will want to keep their defense off the field and keep Tom Brady on it. It will all depend on the pass rush. "Time." When pressed about it, Brady simply noted the importance of the Tennessee game. If not, this defense is in for a long day. He never does. And he is not pleased with a story leaking about his relationship with Belichick.

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.

Defensively, this is all about limiting Mariota.

This season the Titans didn't have a great defense, but they do have players that can find their way to the opposing quarterback.

"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.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia says Henry is powerful with a unsafe stiff-arm.

Frankly, there are a large number of people around town just like her, even hardcore Titans fans. However, this isn't their year. Originally drafted in 2009 by the Titans, Britt has bounced around from one bleak situation to the next - Tennessee, St. Louis and Cleveland - before landing in Foxboro and launching on to the postseason stage. This weekend will not be any different.

After escaping Arrowhead Stadium with a one-point victory in the first round of the AFC playoffs, the Titans visit top-seeded and defending Super Bowl champion New England on Saturday night.

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