2019 NFL – Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots taking place? Sunday 5th January, 2020 – 01:15 (UK)

Where is Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots taking place? Gillette Stadium, Foxborough

What is the expected weather for Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots? 10c with rain expected

What television channel is Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? New England Patriots 10-34 Tennessee Titans

THE TEAM NEWS

TENNESSEE TITANS

  • Tennessee took advantage of Houston resting their starters to secure their place in the play-offs with a 9-7 record for the year but face a tough task to stay alive in the play-offs as they head to Foxborough to face the reigning Super Bowl champions.
  • Running back Derrick Henry secured the NFL rushing title in last week's game and he will be the main threat for his side in this contest with the Titans likely to focus on an offensive plan focusing on the power they possess.
  • Wide receiver Adam Humphries has been ruled out of the game with an ankle injury and the Titans also have other worries at wideout with Kalif Raymond and Cody Hollister both questionable ahead of the contest.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • New England suffered a shock loss to Miami as they blew the chance to claim a bye and must now take the long route to the Super Bowl which begins with a home match-up against a potentially difficult opponent in Tennessee.
  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played banged-up several times this season but he has insisted that he is fully-fit ahead of this game and having avoided the injury report this week, the future Hall of Famer will be good to go.
  • The same cannot be said for a handful of his teammates with six players all listed as questionable with Brady’s favourite receiver Julian Edelman again carrying that tag ahead of this game but he is expected to suit up.

THE PREDICTION

It was a huge surprise to see New England fail to beat Miami last week and that defeat consigned the Patriots to this Wildcard contest rather than enjoying a bye week. That loss has made their task of defending their Super Bowl crown very difficult and they will have to be careful of another upset in this game as Tennessee are capable of causing a surprise with their powerful running game but the Patriots are no stranger to carrying this sort of pressure and should be able to bounce back to win this.

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