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Matt West | Boston Herald

*This article is part of a weekly feature that will include a short recap, highlights and stats of the last time the New England Patriots played their upcoming opponent.

LAST TIME OUT

The last time the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans met was on January 13, 2018 in a 35-14 AFC Divisional Playoff victory for the Patriots to send them back to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship game.

Four different Patriots scored that day, while James White led the way with both a receiving and rushing touchdown. Brandon Bolded had the other receiving touchdown, while Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan caught the other two touchdowns from Tom Brady.

The Titans jumped out in front this game with a 7-0 early lead, but the Patriots answered with 35 straight points to take control of the game.

NOTEWORTHY

This win sent the Patriots to their seventh straight AFC Championship game and gave Tom Brady his 10th career postseason game with at least three touchdown passes, moving him past Joe Montana for most in NFL history.

New England's defense also set a Patriots’ playoff record with eight total sacks.

THE STATS

Tom Brady was 35-of-53 with 337 yards and three touchdowns, while Marcus Mariota was 22-of-37 with 254 yards and two scores.

Dion Lewis led the way for the Patriots’ rushing efforts with 15 carries for 62 yards, while Brandon Bolden and James White had the two scores on the ground.

It was also James White who had a second touchdown, this time through the air. He joined Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan for the three Patriots with receiving touchddowns this game. Danny “Playoff” Amendola also came up big with 11 catches for 112 yards.

For the Titans, it was quarterback Marcus Mariota who led the way for Tennessee’s ground game. He had four carries for 37 yards.

On Tennessee's receiving side, Eric Decker led the way with six receptions for 85 yards, while Corey Davis posted five catches for 63 yards and two scores.

As mentioned above, the Patriots’ defense had a huge day, getting to Mariota for eight total sacks. Geneo Grissom and Deatrich Wise Jr. both recorded two each, while Marquis Flowers, Trey Flowers, Ricky Jean Francois and Adam Butler each added one apiece.

AND NOW

The New England Patriots will travel to Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Game time is set for 1pm.

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Megan Carnahan 11/08/2018 08:42:00 AM Edit
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