The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs continues Saturday night as the Tennessee Titans travel to New England to play the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The game is slated to start at 8:15 p.m. and can be found on NBC.
The Titans come into tonight’s game off a miraculous comeback win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round of the AFC playoffs. Tennessee came into that game as the No. 5 seed in the AFC, so the win over the No. 4 seed Chiefs was an upset. Derrick Henry, with DeMarco Murray out, ran wild against Kansas City, rushing for 156 yards on 23 carries, including a 35-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Marcus Mariota played well in his first career playoff game, completing 19-of-31 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns. The play of Mariota in Saturday’s game against New England will decide whether the Titans can pull the upset.
The Patriots finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, good for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The play of Tom Brady has been a huge reason for the terrific regular season. Brady finished the 2017 season with a 66.3-percent completion percentage, 4,577 passing yards and 32 touchdowns to only eight interceptions. Rob Gronkowski has shined in his first healthy season since 2015, catching 106 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns. The Patriots come into Saturday’s game with one of the best offenses in the NFL.
The Patriots come into the game as 13.5-point favorites.
When: 8:15 p.m. EST
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.
TV Station: NBC
Odds: Patriots (-13.5)