You don't have to know a lot about football to be aware that Tom Brady is one of the best in the game.
Hogan had started this season well, catching 33 passes for 438 yards and five touchdowns in his first eight games. Even without DeMarco Murray, who will miss the game against New England, the Titans have a punishing ground game that will be led by Derrick Henry (who had over 150 rushing yards against the Chiefs last week). "So I don't really need to tell them anything they haven't seen". "We get another chance to play against a great team in a good environment".
The New England Patriots quest for a sixth Super Bowl championship begins tonight at Gillette Stadium. Like the Patriots, the Titans were towards the bottom of the league in pass defense, and have improved to the point where they've finished in the middle of the pack numbers-wise. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia says Henry is powerful with a risky stiff-arm. "We know we have to be better than we were last week, executing plays that are called and just practicing on being efficient on every drive that we have".
Tennessee hasn't been to a conference championship game since the 2002 season, but has been invigorated coming off its first playoff win in 14 years. Earlier this season the Houston Texans and a healthy DeShaun Watson nearly beat the Patriots at home. Henry and quarterback Marcus Mariota will again have to hijack the game, which won't be as easy in Foxboro.
Henry has been anointed as the bell cow of the Tennessee Titans.
Mariota grew up a bit for the Tennessee Titans last week.
"I've been around long enough", Brady said.
After a Tennessee punt, White scored again, this time on a 6-yard run to put the Pats ahead 14-7. "I think he saw that, and obviously he's a quick, fast learner". "That one goes down in history", Mularkey said of the play. "It's tough to get in a hole and dig yourself out".
The Titans scored first as Marcus Mariota threw a flawless pass to Corey Davis, who made an incredible one-handed diving catch in the end zone to give the Titans a 7-0 lead with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter. A combination of everything. That will only aid the Steelers' game plan: Run the ball early and often, and shut down Leonard Fournette. We're not telling him that he can't bounce it.
That 13-point spread will be the biggest of these playoffs regardless of what happens going forward.
"In 18 years, I've never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut", the 40-year-old added, describing the report as "completely wrong".
"No, at that point, I got exhausted of the explanations I was getting". His first playoff TD pass was also his first playoff TD reception.
"We were underdogs last week and overcame it, and underdogs the week before and overcame it", Johnson, 23, said.