Titans QB Ryan Tannehill hits Anthony Firkser for 12-yard TD vs. Pats
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill connected with tight end Anthony Firkser for the first touchdown of the game against the New England Patriots in their Wild Card game.
After surrendering an opening drive field goal to the New England Patriots, the Tennessee Titans answered right back with their own scoring drive that finished with a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill to tight end Anthony Firkser.
Down 3-0, the Titans methodically drove down the field on the Patriots, a team that owned the No. 1 defense in the NFL this season, and culminated a 75-yard drive with a touchdown pass.
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Tannehill completed 3-of-4 passes for 27 yards on the drive, but the big difference-maker was running back Derrick Henry, who carried the ball seven times for 49 yards during the opening possession.
Henry was ripping off chunks of yards throughout, and the Titans’ offensive line, which has been sensational at run blocking in the second half of the season, was winning its matchups upfront against New England.
Following the extra point, the Titans took a 7-3 lead.
This was a great sign for the Titans, as they’ve been notoriously slow starters this season.
Not only was the defense able to hold Tom Brady and the Pats to three points, but the offense was able to answer back with a great drive to find the end zone.
Hopefully the Titans can keep the momentum going after the strong start. It’ll be a tall task winning a playoff game in Foxborough against the defending champion Patriots.