Patriots thrash Titans 35-14, advance to AFC title game

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs in for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff game in Kansas City Mo. Saturday Jan. 6 2018

Patriots thrash Titans 35-14, advance to AFC title game

Central (8:15 p.m. Eastern).

Offensively, the Patriots are averaging 28.6 points and 394.2 total yards (276.1 in passing and 118.1 in rushing) per game.

After beating the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 in the wildcard round last week, Tennessee fell short of its first AFC title-game berth since 2002.

The three men most responsible for turning the New England Patriots into a perennial power will wait until after the season to settle any differences, according to a report Saturday.

The Patriots, defending Super Bowl champions, earned their seventh consecutive trip to the AFC Championship Game.

The Titans finished 9-7 for the second straight year, and made it to the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season. The Titans are 1-4 against the spread in their last five trips to Foxborough and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games versus the Patriots overall.

"It had an impact", Mularkey said.

"We do what we always do".

"I'll never blame officiating for costing us", Mularkey said. "We talked about in the bye week of really trying to improve that".

Here is all the information you will need to watch or listen to the game between the Patriots and Titans. "We had to get out of some of our scheme we had with him, some of our zone scheme". Tennessee couldn't get a lick of pressure on Brady.

THE EIGHT sacks by the Patriots were not only impressive because they set the franchise record for a playoff game, but because of who the sacks came from. Patriots vs Titans tv channel schedule is on CBS.

"Hopefully, people use this as motivation", Mariota said after the game (ESPN). "This is a playoff game".

While he missed two games, one with a real injury, it was the healthiest he has been from September through December in his career.

"You know what? No", he answered. I want to make him look like (Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback) Blake Bortles if I can to try to catch a couple picks.

The Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady showed he stands above all.

The contrast in quarterbacks will be stark.

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota got off to a quick start, which was a rarity for the Titans.

After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, the Patriots ripped off 35 points in a row, and by the start of the fourth quarter - when Brady converted a ridiculous across-the-field, high-arcing throw to clutch receiver Danny Amendola (first career 100-yard receiving game in the playoffs) to convert a third-and-10 situation - the bone-chilled but delirious crowd was chanting, "MVP! MVP!" But his first three carries went backward, including a 12-yard loss that came dangerously close to a safety. Kern had seven punts with one going for 62 yards. On plays where the receivers were well covered, Brady had time in the pocket or space the rollout and make time for his targets to get open. The Patriots will be hosting the Tennessee Titans in a Divisional Round matchup as the victor of the game will be advancing to the AFC Championship game. They also beat Tyrod Taylor and the Buffalo Bills twice, and defeated Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay. "Whether you're pressuring or whether you're going coverage, if he knows where you're going, he's probably going to be pretty effective".

Said Belichick: "Coach LeBeau is as good as there is, as good a defensive coach as there is". "You're out there, you're in the position to succeed".

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