Former NFL head coach and NBC analyst Tony Dungy thinks the New England Patriots need to “watch out” for the Tennessee Titans.
NBC analyst and former NFL head coach Tony Dungy seems to have taken a liking to the Tennessee Titans.
And why shouldn’t he?
Tennessee has been one of the hottest teams in the NFL since Week 7 and plays an old school version of smash-mouth football, while also being able to make big plays happen through the air at any moment.
Dare I say, the Titans have been exciting to watch.
Now, that same offense gets a matchup with one of the best defenses in the NFL in the wild-card round, as a game with the New England Patriots awaits.
At the moment, the Pats are 4.5-point favorites over the Titans, per The Action Network, and rightfully so, they finished with a 12-4 record, one of the best in the league this season.
But NBC analyst and former Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy says the Patriots better not sleep on the Titans, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
"“Watch out New England,” Dungy said on Football Night in America. “You were this close to having a bye, but now you have to deal with Derrick Henry and that smash-mouth running game. It’s not going to be fun.”"
On top of that, Dungy expressed how he felt about the Titans and Derrick Henry when a fan questioned his attitude towards them.
Of the three teams that could have finished as the No. 6 seed to face the the Patriots — Tennessee, Pittsburgh or Oakland — the Titans are by far the best equipped to beat them.
Granted, the Tennessee’ defense has struggled with injuries of late, especially in the secondary, but its offense is as dangerous as they come and could give a New England team that is stumbling into the playoffs a run for its money.
The last time these two teams played was in 2018, when the Titans beat the Pats 34-10. However, New England romped Tennessee in the playoffs during the 2017-18 season by a score of 35-14. The two teams also shared joint practices during the 2019 preseason.