The Titans hope their Week 11 anomaly loss to the Texans was just that, an anomaly, but they’ll now face a challenge on the road against the Patriots.
The Tennessee Titans should feel awfully embarrassed by falling to the lowly Houston Texans 22-13 at home in Week 11, which was probably the most winnable game head coach Mike Vrabel’s squad since beating the Jacksonville Jaguars way back in Week 5.
Alas, the Titans lost, though, and can’t dwell on their third loss of the season and the ending of what was still an impressive six-game win streak. Chalk it up to a trap-game loss if anything else.
But things could get even more challenging for Vrabel and Co., as they travel north to take on the 7-4 New England Patriots, who are fresh off their win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football and are riding their own five-game win streak.
Paired with the Indianapolis Colts’ dominant win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 11, Tennessee has to hope it gets things right for what could be a crucial road bout against a serious playoff contender poised to cause problems.
Titans vs. Patriots odds Week 12
Perhaps understanding just how well New England has played as of late, as well as some of the revealed problems from Tennessee’s home loss to a lowly team like Houston, it’s not surprising to see the oddsmakers at WynnBET list the Titans as six-point underdogs on the road for the opening line.
The Patriots own the league’s No. 2 best scoring defense this season, so an offensively challenged Titans team as of late doesn’t figure to put up points in bunches on the road in this contest.
The moneyline for Tennessee is +210, while the Pats’ moneyline is -250.
The over/under opened up at 45.0.
Titans vs. Patriots prediction Week 12
This isn’t a great game to predict a Tennessee road upset.
Vrabel hasn’t been able to fully recover from the earlier loss of running back Derrick Henry. And while the Titans still managed some signature wins before falling flat against the Texans, trying to replicate any success against one of the NFL’s best defenses on the road won’t be easy.
As long as rookie quarterback Mac Jones protects the ball and doesn’t make mistakes, New England can afford to be methodical on offense and smothering on defense.
This probably opens up the door for what’ll be Tennessee’s first losing streak of the season, and our prediction is a low-scoring 21-17 loss with the Titans covering, at least.