Winner of Patriots vs Titans Is Clear, Says ESPN
The winner of Patriots vs Titans is clear, says ESPN.
Despite the fact that New England has not had to play in a Wild Card game in a decade, the algorithm is pointing to Bill Belichick’s squad getting the job done on Saturday.
According to ESPN’s computer model, the Patriots have a 73 percent chance of emerging from this outing victorious.
On its face, this is not a particularly surprising prognostication. Tennessee has lost six straights in New England and is preparing to play the top-ranked defense in the league.
Beyond that, the Patriots have also won 10 consecutive playoff games at home, with the last defeat coming to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012.
However, this is not the same New England squad we have grown accustomed to seeing in years past. The Patriots and Tom Brady have underwhelmed all season long, meaning the defense always has to be on it’s A game.
The Titans boast the third-best rushing attack in the NFL at 138.8 yards per game, and the league’s best rusher in Derrick Henry.
Henry won the NFL rushing title with 1,540 yards and 16 scores on the ground.
Will Henry and the Titans running game be enough to topple New England’s dynasty?
We’ll get our answer come this weekend.