As expected, the rested New England Patriots had absolutely no problems in beating their first-round playoff opponents the Tennessee Titans.
After the Titans grabbed an early 7-0 lead on a first-quarter touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to Corey Davis, the Pats ran off the next 35 points in yet another of the postseason laughers that take place in Foxborough.
Tennessee may have been able to pull off their road magic against the perpetually choking Chiefs but it was never going to work in Gillette Stadium against the Patriots.
The only chance that the Titans ever had in this game would have been if the maddeningly inconsistent running back Derrick Henry was able to replicate his 156-yard, performance of the previous week but true to form, he followed a big game with a stinker.
The New England defense held Henry to a putrid 28 yards and snuffed out any hope that the Titans may have had of being competitive let alone springing the upset.
The oldest NFL starting QB to win a playoff game.
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Ageless wonder Tom Brady was his usual efficient self with 337 yards and three touchdowns and the Pats are on to another Super Bowl with next Sunday’s AFC title game being only a formality.
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