DeMarco Murray ruled out vs. Patriots

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

"It's a football game, you can't over-think it", Cooks said of his postseason debut. Tennessee starting quarterback Marcus Mariota left injured in the second quarter and didn't return. "He's broken off a lot of long runs, running plays, screens".

Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy victor, broke out last week with DeMarco Murray sidelined, rushing for 156 yards on 23 carries.

The Patriots have had a week off to prepare. You just can't let them dominate the game. "This is what you've guys have worked for". And the one way you are going to beat Tom Brady is keep him off the field. That could become the one factor that not even Belichick and Patricia can overcome with one of their schemes aimed at erasing the opponents' key weapon.

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was mostly unflappable in leading his team back from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat Kansas City - the largest comeback on road in Super Bowl era. But come game time, they were true professionals who did their jobs to the best of their abilities. The Titans run defense is stout and should contain New England there. In that one, Tennessee had three turnovers but was outgained by only 54 yards.

Both AFC South representatives are significant underdogs, the Titans at New England on Saturday night, the Jaguars at Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Pats are averaging almost 400 yards per game and 30 points at home. Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey had six from his interior spot, while Morgan led the Titans with 7 + sacks. "I know it, he knows it, the team knows it", said Jayon Brown, linebacker. This will actually be Tennessee's sixth contest over the last nine that has not been at home. "In fact he's probably closing in on the best ever", LeBeau said.

The Patriots have been riled this week following a bombshell ESPN report which painted a picture of internal strife and a terminal rift between Brady, coach Bill Belichick and billionaire owner Robert Kraft.


Belichick already had an idea of the great player Cooks was prior to the trade, however, he admitted how impressed he was with the wideout after spending the 2017 National Football League season with him. "The docu-series is intimate, in-depth and more personal than anything I've released on my social channels, so I think it will be a great way of extending my reach to people on Facebook Watch".

It has been 26 years since Steve DeBerg outlasted Todd Marinovich in the ' 10-6 wild-card win over the Los Angeles Raiders on December 28, 1991. So they are giving up a 100-yard rusher. It's a big task to go out and win a playoff game and play against a good team, divisional round. "I'm going to get another chance to play against a great team in a good environment, so just making sure I'm doing all the right things this week". WR ERIC DECKER had TD catch last week. Marcus Mariota has thrown more interceptions (15) than touchdowns (13), which in this day and age is nearly unheard of. Interestingly, the Titans' victory last week against the Chiefs marked their first playoff win since the 2003 postseason, which had preceded their divisional round loss to the Patriots.

Look for Derrick Henry to continue to get the bulk of the workload at running back for the rest of the playoffs.

"You know, we've had this discussion before". That's more such players than 11 other playoff teams combined (13). Having discussed it during paid appearances on national broadcasts, Brady didn't get into details - but he did note that dealing with potential distractions is no big deal after so many seasons.

Take last weekend, for example, when Mariota threw a pass, had it blocked and had the awareness and athleticism to gather the loose ball in his hands and run it in for the score.

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