Patriots-Titans Preview: Our Experts Predictions

Titans vs Patriots, Saturday at 8:15 on CBS

Ian’s Take:

There is no possible way the Titans can hold back New England and their dynasty. The Patriots have had the league’s best defense heading into the playoffs only allowing 75 points in their last 6 games. Even with Mariota’s dual threat ability, he may rack up some yardage but the Patriots offense will have a field day. The Titans pass defense, that has allowed the 8th most passing yards this season, should not able to stop a Patriots passing offense that has the second most yards in the league and racked up 32 TDs. Oh, and also the Patriots have this guy named Tom Brady.

Patriots 34-13 Titans

Wyatt’s Take:

This game, in my eyes, is going to be the worst one to watch amongst this weekend’s slate of games. The Patriots have steam rolled everyone in sight this season, despite the lack of talent on defense and the injuries on offense. The Titans struggled mightily, and were very inconsistent throughout the whole year, which showed in last week’s playoff game against the Chiefs. Their offense has often gone stagnant with play calling, but Marcus Mariota has shown the ability to bounce back after mistakes, and with a talent like him, they always have a chance. Look for them to lean on Derek Henry and their offensive line to open up the passing game against the weak Patriot’s defense, but I don’t think their defense is going to be able to slow down Tom Brady, and with Chris Hogan coming back off injury providing another threat in the passing game, the Patriots should win this one handedly.

Patriots 31-17 Titans

Riley’s Take:

The Titans roll into Foxborough this weekend with a lot on their plate, having to take down the reigning Super Bowl champions and the best quarterback of all-time to move on. The Titans will need to run the ball effectively and get pressure on Brady to pull out an almost miracle win here, and I just don’t see it happening.

Patriots 31-17 Titans

Varun’s Take:

The Titans won last week due to the heroics of their backfield. Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry were sensational in their comeback win. Don’t expect that this time. The Patriots will make sure to control the line of scrimmage against Tennesee and force Mariota to beat them in the air, which he cannot consistently do. On the other side, Brady versus a Titans defense that

Patriots 28-14