The Tennessee Titans face the New England Patriots on Saturday for an AFC postseason showdown. Here’s everything you need to know.
After an exhilarating come-from-behind win over the Kansas City Chiefs that featured the Tennessee Titans erasing an 18-point deficit, the Two-Tone Blue has the luxury of facing the No. 1 seed New England Patriots in the following round.
Despite the Patriots fielding a less-than-normally-talented roster and suffering through some injuries, Bill Belichick’s squad went 13-3 and sported the league’s best point differential (+162). This will be no easy task for the Titans, who showed their flaws in the first half of last week’s playoff win.
The Titans will need their defense to hold the Patriots offense to mostly field goals, and QB Marcus Mariota and RB Derrick Henry must build on their tour de force games from the previous week. On a frigid night in the Northeast, this should be a good one.
Where and When
The game will be played on Saturday, January 13 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. CT/8:15 p.m. ET.
RB DeMarco Murray (knee): OUT
DL Alan Branch (knee): OUT
RB Rex Burkhead (knee): OUT
LB Marquis Flowers (illness): ACTIVE
RB Mike Gillislee (knee): OUT
DL Eric Lee (ankle/finger): ACTIVE
RB James White (ankle): ACTIVE
How to Watch/Follow
Titans-Patriots will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Jim Nantz will do the play-by-play, while former Dallas Cowboys legend and play call clairvoyance extraordinaire Tony Romo will be the color commentator. Tracy Wolfson and Jay Feely will be the sideline reporters.
The game will be broadcast on Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5, as well as on DirecTV Sunday Ticket on channel 710.
You can also stream the game on Yahoo! Sports.
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The game will be broadcast on the airwaves through the Titans Radio Network, which includes the Nashville flagship station 104.5 FM – The Zone. That call will be handled by Mike Keith and Dave McGinnis, with Rhett Bryan as the Game Day host and Jonathan Hutton as the sideline reporter. That can also be found on Sirius 83 and Sirius XM 83.
It will be available on national radio, on Westwood One Sports. Kevin Kugler will handle the play-by-play calls and Hall of Famer Jason Taylor will be the analyst. Hub Arkush is the sideline reporter.