Patriots Beat Titans to Head Back to AFC Title Game

  • Patriots Beat Titans to Head Back to AFC Title Game

Patriots Beat Titans to Head Back to AFC Title Game

It's a unit led by a 40-year-old quarterback who's an MVP contender, and has already thrown the third most regular-season touchdown passes among QBs his age or older.

Over the music is a voiceover With lines from Alan Watts' "The Nature of Consciousness".

In Sunday's other National Football League game, The Philadelphia Eagles defence staged a last-minute goal-line stand to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 and progress to the NFC championship game.

"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.

It was the second shocking moment of the first half in the divisional game between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans.

The New England Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-14 to advance to the AFC Championship on Saturday night, and although the game was relatively lopsided from the onset, there were several head-scratching instances where officials seemed to favor the Pats.

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. Whoever we play is going to be a great team.

The Titans enter as 13-point underdog, but linebacker Derrick Morgan said it's a role they happily embrace. "In fact he's probably closing in on the best ever", LeBeau said. Mularkey said after the contest that Mariota suffered a strained quad in the first quarter, but Mariota wasn't using it as an excuse.

Tom Brady finished 35-53 for 337 yards and 3 touchdowns, setting a new NFL-record with his 10th 300-yard passing game in the playoffs. They are waiting on you to do it and we accommodated them with a lot of mistakes offensively and then we couldn't get off the field defensively.

Mariota completed 22-of-37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, but he was sacked eight times in the contest.

Rookie defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. tied for the team high with two sacks, along with DE Geneo Grissom, who picked up his late in the fourth quarter. "We all want to win for him, and we all want to play hard for him". It was an interesting call because originally it was ruled a false start, but the referees changed it to offsides. Lewis gained 14 more yards through the air on the very next play, setting up James White for a 5-yard touchdown catch two plays later. It gave the Patriots a first down, the momentum back and ultimately led to a touchdown.