The Titans look to bounce back from an ugly loss to the Texans, but that won’t be an easy task with a road game against a tough Patriots defense.
Perhaps it’s best if we just chalk up the Tennessee Titans‘ unbelievable 22-13 Week 11 loss to the lowly Houston Texans as a mere anomaly and nothing else. After all, a six-game win streak can’t last forever, and Week 11 had all the makings of a trap game.
It turned out to be one.
That said, Tennessee has to feel pretty low about losing that game before being asked to travel in Week 12 to take on the 7-4 New England Patriots, owners of the league’s No. 1 scoring defense and winners of five consecutive games.
Pats quarterback Mac Jones has generated plenty of buzz in recent weeks, although he’s effectively been more of a game manager, not asked to do too much, while the real reason behind New England’s recent success is the prowess of that defense.
Creating a challenging road context for quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Co.
Titans injury report vs. Patriots Week 12
Tennessee’s injury report doesn’t appear to be getting shorter anytime soon:
- OLB Ola Adeniyi (hamstring)
- WR A.J. Brown (chest)
- G Nate Davis (concussion)
- LB Rashaan Evans (ankle)
- OLB Harold Landry III (hamstring)
- LB David Long, Jr. (hamstring)
- RB Jeremy McNichols (concussion)
- DT Teair Tart (ankle)
- LB Jayon Brown (quad)
- RB D’Onta Foreman (tricep)
- CB Jackrabbit Jenkins (chest)
- CB Greg Mabin (ankle)
- G Rodger Saffold (back)
Brown will be the player to watch here, as Tannehill will need all the weapons he can get through the air after struggling against Houston a week ago.
Titans vs. Patriots odds, spread, over/under & betting pick Week 12
Tennessee’s loss at home to the Texans certainly didn’t help matters in the betting department, but it’s likely the oddsmakers over at WynnBET would have listed New England as a home favorite anyway in this contest.
As it stands now, the Patriots are 6.5-point favorites with a moneyline of -280. The Titans, meanwhile, have a moneyline of +240.
The over/under for Week 12 is 44.0.
The Pats defense, combined with Tannehill’s recent struggles to move the ball dynamically well through the air, probably mean another Tennessee loss in this one, but let’s go ahead and predict the Titans cover even though they suffer a 24-21 road defeat.
What channel is the Titans game on in Week 12?
CBS will broadcast Sunday’s contest between Tennessee and New England, which kicks off at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. ET.
Titans vs. Patriots live stream
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Titans next game and schedule
Whatever the outcome of Week 12, Tennessee has to be feeling pretty good about a bye in Week 13, which should afford head coach Mike Vrabel’s squad to get some much-needed rest and to heal up, hopefully removing some of those names from the injury report.
After that, here are the following four games:
- Week 14 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. ET
- Week 15 @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. ET
- Week 16 vs. San Francisco 49ers: Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8:20 p.m. ET
- Week 17 vs. Miami Dolphins: Sunday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET