Titans' Henry looks to build on postseason debut against Patriots


It was a stop that kept Tennessee in the game, was poised to give them solid field position and, potentially, set them up for a score. "We get another chance to play against a great team in a good environment". "They won it all previous year and have been there plenty of times", Johnson said in a phone interview Thursday. "You got to rush somebody like that responsibly because a guy like him can just break and just go and run".

The Titans head into Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Patriots as 13.5-point underdogs.

Kickoff is at 8:00 p.m. ET. From that point on, the New England Patriots absolutely dominated the game on both sides of the ball and it was no contest. They are going to need to execute a ideal game plan in order to pull of what would be a major upset. For instance, last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, with the game on the line Henry sealed the deal with a huge 20-yard run.

The Titans finished the regular season 9-7. His 13-yard catch would have given the Titans a first down at their 40; instead, they were pushed back to the 17 and wound up punting from there after an incompletion. "We haven't been a very successful team in the last 10 years".

In 16 games, including three starts, this season, Johnson made 24 tackles, including a sack.

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Bill Belichick on his team's effort had this to say, "I thought that was a real good effort by our team tonight. We tried to have some balance, tried to get some runs on our terms when we felt like we could do it". Linebackers Brian Orakpo (seven) and Wesley Woodyard (five) give the Titans a variety of options to attack Brady, not counting backup linebacker Erik Walden (four). The legendary coach recently served as the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004-2014, and lost to the Pats in the AFC Championship game on January 23, 2005, 41-27.

The same couldn't be said of the Titans. You never know when Belichick, being the mage that he is, will strike. "We had to get out of some of our scheme we had with him, some of our zone scheme". "We know that every week with any quarterback". You can talk all day about what you're going to do or what you can do. "We're hopeful to get that accomplished".

The Titans offense was held in check after the first quarter, but Tennessee scored with less than 2-minutes left in the game when Davis caught an 11-yard toss from Mariota, making the final score 35-14. Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe provided key defensive plays when needed most.

Apple, who had a tumultuous and dramatic season with the Giants in 2017, continued retweeting examples of favorable calls for the Patriots for the remainder of the game.

"It's magnificent, who doesn't love starting?" Mariota threw two touchdown passes - one to himself - and helped the Titans erase a 21-3 halftime deficit in the game. "I think he saw that, and obviously he's a quick, fast learner".