Head coach Mike Vrabel, a former Patriot, will have his team ready for this one. However when they reunited on Sunday in Week 10 for the Patriots game against the Titans, it was nothing but mutual respect.
New England's pass blocking was a particularly weak point. "He traded me to Kansas City; we didn't talk for a couple months, maybe a year", Vrabel said Tuesday.
"We didn't do really much of anything well today, so everything was a problem", Belichick said of the pass protection. The Titans sacked Brady three times, hit him six and consistently moved him off his spot in the pocket. Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen also hurt a knee. "Whatever else anyone says or doesn't say is out of our control and I don't think it is going to affect us too much one way or the other whether it is good or bad". "We just have to execute better". Butler had played horribly all season heading into Sunday's game, leading all qualifying National Football League cornerbacks receptions, yards and touchdowns allowed by opposing receivers. "I'm not looking back and seeing the defensive line, but I think that's partially due to the fact I felt a little rushed".More news: Sony teases PlayStation Black Friday 2018 discounts
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The Patriots will likely be heavy favorites to beat the Titans again, but this game will be played in Nashville and this Titans team isn't one to overlook.
"We just got outplayed", said Edelman, who finished with nine catches for 104 yards.