After upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs on the road last week, the Tennessee Titans will try to do it again this week against the New England Patriots, which is easier said than done. The game will be played on Saturday at Gillette Stadium, and is scheduled to begin at 8:15 PM. ET.
Can the Tennessee Titans Upset the Patriots?
The Titans were able to get the win over the Chiefs with some strong running by Derrick Henry and solid quarterback play from Marcus Mariota. This week, they will try to do the same thing against the defending Super Bowl champions.
The good news for the Titans is that they will likely be getting DeMarco Murray back for this game, which gives them another running back to throw at the Patriots defense.
If their defense also plays as hard as they did in the second half of their game against the Chiefs, the Titans have a solid chance of winning this game.
Will the Patriots Repeat as Superbowl 2018 Champs?
The Patriots will be playing their first playoff game this season, which means the team will likely be dealing with some rust earlier in the game.
New England will like their chances going into this game because they don’t have any major injuries on offense, except for Julian Edelman, who missed the entire season.
Defensively, James Harrison showed he still has something left in the tank with two sacks in his first game with the Patriots, expect another big game for Harrison, who was brought in to help their pass rush.
The biggest question surrounding the team will be Tom Brady. Brady had another MVP level season, but struggled at the end of the year. If he is pressured by the Titans, he could cave under the pressure and turn the ball over, so the Patriots have to make sure they give him enough time in the pocket to make the big plays.
Picks and Predictions for Superbowl 2018
The Patriots are favored to win this game by 13.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 47.
Despite the Patriots being the best team in the conference, the spread is too high for a playoff game. The Patriots will win but take the Titans +13.5.