For the season, the Patriots allowed 4.7 yards per carry, the second-worst mark in the National Football League and the worst by any New England defense in the Bill Belichick era. "We know there's a lot at stake and I think everyone's put a lot into it". If the Titans defensive backs to make things tough for Brady, the team will need to rely on their running backs to march down the field. "I'm glad we earned the chance to be here to do it, and now we just have to go take care of business". "They got a bye week, so they're probably feeling really confident".
After a significant regression in his third pro season, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota played an outstanding game last weekend while engineering his team's 18-point second-half comeback. "I would say his touch on the ball, too, that gets people open when he's scrambling". It doesn't really matter what happened outside of this facility and what we're trying to accomplish. "That's fine", he said. Johnson said. "Going from being a rotational guy and to starting and being the first person out there to get a feel of the game, it helps to get that first series, get a feel of it and assess what you've got from the drive".
To get it, they'll have to stop a quarterback that has been almost unbeatable in this round of the postseason.
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This has been a category three weeks in a row now, because Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota continues to deliver in magical ways. It's good. We just had a good practice week. That's what made the 2015 Heisman Trophy victor calling his performance "kind of soft" in Tennessee's regular-season finale stand out. "Revis batted it up in the air and made a good play, and I was just kind of in the right place at the right time".
Patriots coach Bill Belichick can move ahead of former Cowboys coach Tom Landry and former Colts and Dolphins coach Don Shula if New England beats the Titans on Saturday. The following week he would rip the Kansas City Chiefs for 156 yards and a touchdown on 23 totes. Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is next on their list with 6.0 sacks of his own, which is rare for an interior defensive lineman.
"You know what, I'll be honest with you, I don't know anything about it", Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said on a conference call with the New England media, regarding the controversy. Fourteen Patriots players have played at least 10 playoff games. How many teams are left in the playoffs?
Hogan had started this season well, catching 33 passes for 438 yards and five touchdowns in his first eight games.
LeBeau has an NFL-record 45 consecutive seasons as a coach, with Belichick at 43. Pittsburgh lost only once after that, at home to the Patriots in a game that decided the AFC's top seed.
The respect between the two is mutual.
Believe what you want of the report, but certainly it's more than plausible that after 17 years, Kraft, Belichick and Brady - three of the NFL's largest personalities - have disagreed over something, over several things. In fact, there are many Titans fans that are not sure he will ever be a great quarterback.