We take a look at Sunday’s (5/1/20) NFL 2020 match which is between the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots.
When: Sunday 5th January at 12:15 PM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Only in New England is finishing as the AFC’s third seed with a 12-4 record considered to be a letdown but after making four of the last five Super Bowls, the bar there is pretty damn high. The thing is though, this isn’t the all-conquering Patriots team of the past. For starters the Patriots offence is a total grind this season, they are only capable of scoring 20-24 points in their current iteration and the once dominant Boogeymen defence is only giving Bill Belichick nightmares right now.
The Titans have every reason to feel like they can come into New England and spring an upset. After going to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, they have been one of the hottest offences in the league and Derrick Henry won the rushing title with a ridiculous 5.1 yards per carry average. One thing that New England’s top ranked defence has struggled with all season is stopping the run and Tannehill should be able to have some success moving the ball through the air.
Even with all of that, I have to back New England here, last week against Houston’s backups was the first time the Titans had not turned the ball over since October 6 against Buffalo. If the Patriots defence can give Brady one or two short fields, that should be enough to get them over the line. It would not be a surprise to see the Titans with the ball trying to mount a comeback late but it’s still the Patriots at home. Since it is the playoffs though, I will throw in a couple of extra bets here, I’ll take Henry and Patriots running back Rex Burkhead to score touchdowns as well
Tip: New England Patriots at $1.43
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change