‘Play our best:’ Brady brushes off controversy, focuses on Titans

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And that means no one inside the football offices or locker room at Gillette Stadium will be taking the Titans lightly.

During Brady’s tenure the Patriots are 6-1 against the Titans.

New England quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL’s all-time postseason leader in career attempts, completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns, will be making his 35th career playoff start. Now Mike Mularkey is safe.

Keep in mind: Brady is 6-1 for his career against the Titans, having captured six consecutive victories. “I have been a part of features in magazines, newspapers and TV shows, but I’ve never tried anything like what we chose to do with this docu-series”.

“We go as Marcus goes”, Decker said.

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola hasn’t noticed any change in Brady.

“He actually knows when to run and when to pass the ball when scrambling”, Patriots safety Duron Harmon said of Mariota. I’m trying to go out there and win the game.

Tennessee recognizes the challenge it faces against Brady.

If we learned anything from last week, it is that the underdogs can not be underestimated. And even if both do that, the Titans will need to get some help from their underrated defense. “I just try to work on my game and get better, and whatever the coaches call, just execute it”.

“He has all the experience in the world, probably been to 50 playoff games give or take”, Morgan said.

CBS, with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson and do I really have to list Jay Feely? “For a young guy like me, that’s what you aspire to be”.

“I wouldn’t use that word, no”, Belichick said. “In 18 years, I’ve never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut”, Brady said on his weekly appearance on Boston radio station WEEI.

The contrast in quarterbacks will be stark. The 26-year-old quietly has 13 regular-season and playoff picks in five years. They were +14 at New England, which won 33-16.

It’s what Belichick does best: focus his players on their assignments and let the outside noise go in one ear and out the other. And the ageless defensive genius Dick LeBeau, now 80, joined the staff as defensive coordinator. LeBeau and the Pittsburgh Steelers won home-field advantage in 2004 by beating the Patriots 34-20 on October 31, then Belichick and New England won the AFC conference championship January 23, 2005, beating the Steelers 41-27. He’s hasn’t played in an National Football League game since that season.

The Patriots meanwhile got a full week to rest thanks to locking up top spot in the AFC once again and now they head into the divisional weekend as a massive favourite against the sixth seeded Titans and have their sights set on a potential AFC Championship next weekend. You know what I’m saying? Each play of the game is important, but the only way that you can have a lot of good plays on game day is by the practice week. You’re out there, you’re in the position to succeed.


The Patriots may not have the most talented defense, but they are a well-coached bunch that isn’t going to make a lot of mistakes. The team’s really relying on you.

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