Marcus Mariota injured quad in 1st, forcing Titans to change schemes

Frederick Owens
January 14, 2018

In addition to Henry, the Titans also have dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota and tight end Delanie Walker to worry about.

After the Titans took a 7-0 first-quarter lead that led to some uneasiness amongst the locals freezing in the stands, Brady led the Patriots to 35 unanswered points and shredded what was a pretty good Tennessee defense along the way. From the tuck rule game to Tim Tebow's unlikely (and short-lived) postseason cameo, the New England Patriots have found a home on Saturday nights in the second weekend of the playoffs.

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.

His first career score came at a great time for the Tennessee Titans.

Among the issues noted in the ESPN report were how the three men "differ on Brady's trainer, body coach and business partner Alex Guerrero; over the team's long-term plans at quarterback; over Belichick's bracing coaching style; and most of all, over who will be the last man standing". As strong favorites in this matchup, they'll likely come out hot and look to control this game right from the jump. I don't care what comes out, what's said, our goal from the beginning of the season was to be able to play in the playoffs and try and go out there and win games in the playoffs. Plus, Mariota lacked the juice he displayed last week in Kansas City - during the Titans' wild-card win over the Chiefs - to make splash plays.

The defending Super Bowl champions expect Mariota to test them with his legs. "It doesn't really matter what happened outside of this facility". "Our guys did a real good job of kind of keeping their foot on the gas and keep pressing it". Eyewitness News also met fans from Texas and Hawaii, showing that New England Nation extends far beyond the region's borders. He was sacked eight times, a Patriots playoff record.

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"It had an impact, obviously", Mularkey said. "It's tough to get in a hole and dig yourself out".

Tom Brady threw three touchdowns as New England reached the AFC Championship Game for the seventh straight year and remained on course to return to the NFL's showpiece game. James White caught a touchdown pass and ran for another, and Danny Amendola had 11 catches for 112 yards.

The Patriots will host either the Pittsburgh Steelers or Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday for the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl two weeks later.

"Obviously, this is the blueprint", Mariota said.

Who the Trends Like: New England and the over. "They've won a bunch of championships and we can learn a lot from this, and I think we will". They needed a stop on fourth down from the 2 in the final minute to beat the Falcons 15-10 and advance to the NFC title game for the first time since the 2008 season. They're a diverse group of playmakers who have helped make this offense entirely unpredictable. That's why they've been successful all these years. "Yeah, it's nice to get in the playoffs, but you don't play just to get in". "This is the freshest I've ever been going into the playoffs so we'll see how it goes".

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