The NFL Playoffs kick off this weekend, and the New England Patriots are once again in the field. This time though, the Patriots will be forced to play in the Wild Card Round, as they host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.
The Titans come into this game with a ton of momentum, but playing at Gillette Stadium is never an easy task.
New England won the AFC East again this season by finishing the season with a record of 12-4. The Patriots did lose a chance at a bye with a stunning Week 17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Tennessee won five of its final seven games to finish the season with a record of 9-7. The Titans snuck into the playoff field with a Week 17 victory.
BetAnySports has the New England Patriots as five-point favorites in this game.
Titans at Patriots Overview
The New England Patriots had over 50 sacks and 30 takeaways during the regular season, and their defense was terrific. New England gave up just 14.1 points per game, and it should have another great performance in this game.
Quarterback Tom Brady struggled at times in 2019, but he has a playoff history that is second to none. The Patriots will have to score some points to survive and advance.
Tennessee running back Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing this season, and he capped it off with 211 yards in the season finale.
The Titans have one of the most explosive offenses in the National Football League, and inserting quarterback Ryan Tannehill into the starting lineup saved the season.
Tennessee gave up just 20.7 points per game this season, and its defense can be great as well. The Titans just need to be solid on both sides of the ball.
Titans at Patriots Free Game Prediction
The Titans have actually been the much better team of late, but the NFL Playoffs are completely different. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have proven time and time again that they can overcome all odds in the playoffs, and they are going to do it again.
Tennessee can score points in a hurry, but that won’t be the case against a great Patriots defense. New England just plays a different brand of football in the playoffs, and it’s foolish betting against them.
Head to BetAnySports and take the New England Patriots -5.0 over the Tennessee Titans.