Patriots (0-0) vs Titans (0-0)
New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans 8/25/2023 — The Patriots stand as one of the NFL’s renowned and prosperous franchises. Originally recognized as the Boston Patriots, the team encountered struggles in clinching playoff victories until the 2000s. However, their fate transformed with a triumphant Super Bowl victory in 2002, thrusting them into the position of the league’s leading club. Competing in the American Football Conference East division, the Patriots’ home turf is Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
In the NFL, the Tennessee Titans hold a membership in the AFC South division and host their home games at Nissan Stadium. Formerly known as the Houston Oilers, the team operated out of Houston, Texas, from 1960 to 1996. They secured two American Football League (AFL) championships in 1960 and 1961. As one of the original eight teams during the AFL’s inception in 1960, the Oilers emerged victorious in the league’s inaugural season under the leadership of quarterback George Blanda, subsequently securing back-to-back championships in the following year.
New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans Game Info
Time: 8:15 PM ET.
Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Venue: Nissan Stadium, TN
TV: NFL Network
New England Patriots QB Mac Jones and Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill
Jones achieved a 67.6 percent completion rate in his rookie season, accumulating 3,801 yards and 22 touchdowns. This exceptional performance led to his selection for the Pro Bowl and earned him a position on the PFWA All-Rookie team. However, Jones’ second year didn’t measure up to the same level of accomplishment. A three-game absence hindered him due to an ankle sprain, but his return lacked the initial momentum. Despite recording 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, noticeable errors crept in. As Jones embarks on a pivotal season, rapid improvement is essential to fend off any suggestions for backup Bailey Zappe to take the spotlight.
Throughout the summer, Tannehill actively engaged in all OTAs and minicamps, playing a pivotal role in the team’s adoption of a new offensive strategy orchestrated by offensive coordinator Tim Kelly, who stepped in for Todd Downing. The Titans also embraced Charles London as their pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, with Pat O’Hara transitioning to the role of “passing game analyst.” Tannehill’s offseason training alongside new faces yielded promising results, elevating his performance as he prepared for the upcoming challenges.
Odds/Point Spread: New England Patriots -2, Total Odds: 38
The New England Patriots have won several championships, making them a special gravy. The New England Patriots did not play in many postseason games until 1998, despite making it to two Super Bowls, which they ultimately lost. The Patriots dramatically reversed their destiny and went on to become the most successful team in league history after quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick joined the squad. The New England Patriots made history with their six Super Bowl victories, 11 Conference Championships, and 22 Divisional Championships.
New England Patriots Betting Trends
- The New England Patriots are 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches.
- New England is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games with the Titans.
- The Patriots are 9-3 SU in their last 12 outings against Tennessee.
- The total went OVER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games on the road.
Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
- The total remained UNDER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 6 matches at home.
- The total stayed UNDER in 5 of the Titans’ last 6 home games with New England.
- Tennessee is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the AFC.
- The Titans are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against an American Football Conference East division opponent.
New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans: The New England Patriots concluded the season with an 8-9 record. In their recent matchup, the Patriots faced the Bills and lost 35-23. Rhamondre Stevenson spearheaded the Patriots’ rushing efforts with 6 carries for 54 yards, averaging an impressive 9.0 yards per carry. DeVante Parker maintained an average of 13.2 yards per catch, amassing 79 yards on 6 receptions.
Mac Jones completed 26 out of 40 passes for 243 yards and 3 touchdowns. While he earned a quarterback rating of 75.3, he also had 3 interceptions. The Patriots yielded 90 yards on 25 rushing attempts, averaging 3.6 yards surrendered per run. Through the air, they allowed 19 completions on 31 attempts, totaling 237 yards and a completion rate of 61.3%. Throughout the game, they executed 64 plays, resulting in 341 yards. The Patriots rushed the ball 23 times, accumulating 107 yards and averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Meanwhile, the Titans capped the season with a 7-10 record. In their recent game against the Jaguars, they lost 20-16. Derrick Henry led the Titans’ rushing attack with 30 carries for 109 yards, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. Chigoziem Okonkwo was a prominent target, capturing 3 receptions for 42 yards at an average of 14.0 yards per catch. Joshua Dobbs, who contributed 1 touchdown, completed 20 out of 29 passes for 179 yards, with a quarterback rating of 82.4. He also had 1 interception, and his average yards per attempt stood at 6.2 yards.
Free Pick and Prediction: New England Patriots will win 21-17.