Bill Belichick doesn’t think Patriots will get the Titans from this Sunday

Wild Card Round - Tennessee Titans v New England Patriots
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Sunday’s biggest surprise came in Tennessee where the Texans brought an end to the Titans’ six-game losing streak by beating them 22-13.

The Titans remain on top of the AFC playoff picture despite the loss, but losing to the Patriots this week would knock them off that perch. That loss will be more likely to occur if the Titans turn the ball over five times again, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on Monday that he doesn’t think that’s how things will play out.

Belichick called the Titans a “typical” Mike Vrabel team that is unlikely to beat itself two weeks in a row.

“They turned the ball over against the Texans, so that’s hard to count on,” Belichick said. “That’s not what they do. I don’t think we’ll get that. They’re a tough, physical team. The backs run hard. They have a very experienced line. . . . They’re tough. They’re physical. They make you beat them. They don’t make many mistakes. They know what they’re doing. They’re sound. They’re a good, fundamental team. They tackle well. The backs and receivers run hard with the ball. The quarterback is athletic. Sound in the kicking game. We’re going to have to play a good football game in all three phases.”

With the Titans losing, the Patriots now have the longest winning streak in the league with five victories in a row. Extending it to six will leave everything up for grabs in the AFC with the playoffs drawing closer.

9 responses to “Bill Belichick doesn’t think Patriots will get the Titans from this Sunday

  1. The Patriots will be facing an angry Titans team on Sunday, but I think that Belichick will have a good game plan for them. Go Pats!

  2. There is so much respect between these guys built over the years, I think this will be one of the best games of the year. Also… I would love to see Vrabel come here as HC once Belichick retires. I think he would be the one to carry on what Bill started.

  3. Belichick is no fool he knows they will get Tennessees best. I expect a hard fought 60 min game.

  4. Should be a fun game to see.

    The Patriots can’t get the Titans’ best without Derrick Henry playing, but I’m sure they’ll do the best they can. If the Titans have to rely exclusively on Tannehill, they are in trouble.

  5. one thing is certain…. this will be a very physical game. Vrabel will have his team ready to run through a wall and Belichick wants redemption after Tennessee came up and beat the Pats in the playoffs in what turned out to be Brady’s last game as a patriot. Get your popcorn ready!!

  6. With the crazy number of injuries the TItans have, and they still fight every week (the defense only let the Texans have 190 yards), this should be a slugfest. Three of the turnovers were fluky in that game, but it did not matter. This should be old school football at its best this week.

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