This is from someone who has never been to a Titans game. He was aided by his blocking QB Marcus Mariota on the run. "There's been so many nice things said about me". With DeMarco Murray sidelined, Henry was the every down back and he thrived in the role. Defensively, the team made the necessary adjustments to stop the Chiefs especially after Travis Kelce left with an injury.
"It's a playoff game, so it's not like it's the preseason where I can go out there, 'Oh, it's Brady, ' and I'm chillin, '" Tennessee All-Pro safety Kevin Byard said.
The Patriots have had a week off to prepare. He struggled in the lone game he played after suffering the injury against the Miami Dolphins on December 11 and was subsequently shut down for the remainder of the regular season.
Playoff heroes new and old minted their names in Patriots postseason lore. But replays showed Lewis' butt hit the ground at the 19. One of the main reasons why was that key pieces of the offense have been injured.
I talked to current Titans radio analyst Dave McGinnis this week about the game.
This has the makings of a New England blowout.
Offensively, the Patriots are averaging 28.6 points and 394.2 total yards (276.1 in passing and 118.1 in rushing) per game.
That loss came despite a game opening 95-yard drive and a Corey Davis receptions - his first of two scores on the night - that handed the Titans an early lead. The Pats are averaging almost 400 yards per game and 30 points at home.
The last time the Titans were double-digit underdogs against anyone was Week 15 of the 2015 season.
The Patriots are 3-3 in AFC title games over the last six years and 9-4 overall in franchise history.
He said New England's 31 first downs stood out. Despite the odds being against them, the Titans overcame that deficit and got the victory.
It may not take a miracle, but a good game plan that eats clock and a heavy dose of Titans Running Backs along with a key Special Teams play could be enough. "I think that's kind of been the mindset through this entire season". So it's easy for people to overlook us.
191 - Yards from scrimmage against Kansas City last weekend by the Titans' Derrick Henry, a Titans record.
Championships are usually won by the best team. The Patriots are 8-0 this season when Dion Lewis has 100 or more yards from scrimmage. "But, you know, he's a very strong-armed quarterback, he can extend plays, he can scramble to run or he can get out of trouble and then find his receivers downfield". There was a time earlier in the season where Cooks, Amendola and Gronkowski were all among the top twenty in yards per catch.
Still, the Patriots' offense has been most effective with Hogan on the field.
The Titans didn't even have a chance to enjoy upsetting Kansas City on the road.
Traditionally, Brady has picked apart Dick LeBeau defenses.
Tennessee initially forced a three-and-out, but gave up a first down via a fourth-and-5 neutral zone infraction on Brynden Trawick before New England's punt attempt.
Who We Like: New England. It's usually a place where those dreams go to die.
"It was a great team win overall", Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said on CBS. It's really going to come down to execution.