Jason Whitlock, the host of FS1’s “Speak For Yourself” believes the Tennessee Titans are going to beat the New England Patriots on Saturday.
Some people are already planning the demise of the New England Patriots ahead of their wild card game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, and one of those people is FS1’s Jason Whitlock.
On his show “Speak For Yourself” Whitlock believes the Patriots’ demise actually occurred in Week 17 when they lost to the Miami Dolphins and surrendered the No. 2 seed in the AFC to the Kansas City Chiefs.
As a result, the Patriots will host the Titans in the first round of the playoffs in what is a dangerous game for the defending Super Bowl champions, with Tennessee sporting one of the hottest offenses in the NFL.
Whitlock, who is known for his strong and controversial opinions, believes the Patriots “are dead,” per Adam London of NESN.
"“Look, I respect (Bill) Belichick and (Tom) Brady and all that they represent, but 20 years of unchecked power is too long. As a Chiefs fan, this demise is sweet and overdue. Saturday night, when Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and Mike Vrabel, another Belichick disciple, finish off the Patriots, I will transition into giving Belichick and Brady the same kind of respect I gave and give Michael Jordan once his Bulls dynasty ended. But today, I’m celebrating. The Patriots are dead.”"
As a Titans fan, that has to make you smile, but it is also worrisome in the sense that it gives the Patriots bulletin board material to go on in their game against the Titans.
And, as we all know, whenever it seems like the Patriots aren’t getting the credit they deserve from what they’ve done for the past two decades because of current struggles, head coach Bill Belichick and Co. almost always prove the doubters wrong.
While some in the national media might be taking the Patriots lightly, the Titans’ fans, players and coaches certainly won’t be. If anyone knows just how special of an organization the Patriots are, it’s Titans head coach Mike Vrabel.
New England is a 4.5-point favorite over Tennessee for the Saturday contest that will take place at 7:15 p.m. CST in Foxboro, per The Action Network.
The last time the Pats and Titans met in the playoffs was during the 2017-18 season when New England bounced Tennessee in the divisional round. Until the Titans can prove otherwise, the Patriots are the superior team, and Tennessee will no doubt have its work cut out for it.