New England Patriots v Tennessee Titans preview
|Where:||Nissan Stadium, Nashville Tennessee|
|Line:||New England by 6.5|
The New England Patriots will play the Tennessee Titans this Sunday, November 11th. While the matchup should bring intrigue as two great quarterbacks, Marcus Mariota and Tom Brady, will face off against each other in an AFC battle, the true storyline will belong to Malcolm Butler as he faces his former team for the first time since his departure this offseason. Here is a preview for the keys to victory that must be applied for both teams.
Tennessee Titans Keys to Victory
Marcus Mariota must provide a solid game in the passing arena, while Derrick Henry and Dion White must continue to have balance in their rushing attack. Most importantly, the performance of the team will ride on the defense of Malcolm Butler. Butler has struggled this season, making his $61 million contract appear to be a waste. If Butler can return to the form that made him a Super Bowl hero and a Pro Bowler, then the Titans are due for a massive upset.
New England Patriots Keys to Victory
For New England, this answer is quite simple: Rely on their system. As Colin Cowherd as pointed out, the Patriots don’t have a name for their system because Tom Brady is the system. If the Patriots continue to win the mental battle, winning the line of scrimmage while not committing any turnovers, they will always prove hard to beat. Josh Gordon will look to follow up his big game against the Green Bay Packers, and they will also look to have Rob Gronkowski and Sony Michel back from injury.