The Tennessee Titans brought some heat against a mobile quarterback in Alex Smith last week in Kansas City.
Now it's up to Bill Belichick and the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots (13-3) to slow down Henry on Saturday night in their AFC divisional game. For weeks, it's been presumed Steelers vs. Patriots will decide who goes to the Super Bowl from the conference. I want them to enjoy this. Buffalo Bills losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars (20-10), I almost lost if the Bills got within the red zone but the Jags pulled through somehow.
We'll see if Mariota the football player can put that scare into the unbeatable Patriots. "Nothing really should get in the way of that". It would be easy to add to the above figures and list all the reasons why the Patriots will advance to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship game.
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New England fans are typically confident and believe their team is bulletproof. Tom Brady has a 6-1 career record against the Titans, throwing for 13 TDs and one interception. Looking at the big picture, that's bad news: Mariota did throw seven touchdowns and no interceptions inside the 20 this season, but he also completed fewer than 45 percent of his red zone passes. But whether it will be Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead or James White is anyone's guess, given coach Bill Belichick's penchant for switching RBs. "We do what we always do". The Chiefs weren't much better, but we should expect an uptick for the Titans offense here.
"We knew coming in that we would be developing a lot of guys", coach Nate McMillan said. "It doesn't really matter what happened outside of this facility and what we're trying to accomplish", he said.
New England are hot favourites to beat Tennessee, but the Titans have the offense to make this game interesting as Neil Harvey explains.
The New England Patriots will enter Saturday night's matchup the healthiest they have been all season. On the positive side, there is something to be said about the momentum that the Titans have after the surprise win and the fact that no one is picking them. The Jaguars ranked first stopping the pass, but 21st against the run.More news: Tesco Corporation (TESO) Position Boosted by Bank of New York Mellon Corp
"He's a great player", Amendola said. "I can't complain. I like where I am". He's fast, he can cut back, he can get to space.
Byard picked off Bortles, Jacksonville's maligned quarterback, twice in Week 17. I also had the Los Angeles Rams beating out the Atlanta Falcons (28-24) yet it seems that the Rams have yet to take that next step. Part has to do with the Falcons almost winning the Super Bowl last February. Ditto for the red-hot and healthy Falcons, who head to Philadelphia to face a Carson Wentz-less Eagles offense that hasn't scored since Christmas Day. But come game time, they were true professionals who did their jobs to the best of their abilities. There's a reason I've been able to do what I've been able to do. These words may come back to haunt me, but I'll say it now with confidence that this Patriots team is vulnerable on defense, and that's why they won't retain their title. Only former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana had a longer streak with eight games.
Minnesota easily handled New Orleans in the season opener, eons ago in National Football League terms.
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Case Keenum stepped in for Bradford and has had an MVP-type season.