New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans: Live Scores, Highlights and Recap
It was only a matter of time before the Patriots blew the Titans out of the water, winning the game 34-13. The victory marks the ninth-consecutive season-opening win for the Patriots. The Patriots defense held the Titans to 20 yards of rushing on the day and only allowed 272 yards passing.
Tom Brady and the offense worked from a short field for most of the day and their stats don't fully reflect the unit's strong showing.
The Titans passing offense looks like it will be okay in Locker's hands, but Nate Washington went down with a concussion and Kenny Britt is still recovering from three offseason knee surgeries. The Titans are suddenly very thin at the position.
Patriots win the game 34-13 and pick up their ninth straight opening day W. Congratulations Patriots fans
Q4 0:31 - Titans 13 - Patriots 34
The Patriots chip in yet another field goal with seconds remaining in the game.
The Titans have can't put anything together on their drive and now the Patriots will continue to run out the clock.
Q4 4:19 - Titans 13 - Patriots 31
After a very long time-consuming drive, the Patriots settle for a field goal that seals the win for them.
Can't say it enough ... the Titans defense is being absolutely gutted by the Patriots running game. This drive is a game-ender ad it's been easy.
Q4 9:17 - Titans 13 - Patriots 28
Titans can't quite make it into the end zone. Bironas nails a chip shot field goal to make it a two score game.
Titans offseason to do list:
Fix interior of offensive line: work in progress.
Chris Johnson has only one carry in the second half. It went for no gain. Impressive run defense by the Patriots today.
Titans fans that wanted Matt Hasselbeck to get the start get see him now as he completes a short pass to Chris Johnson.
Locker's injury appears to be to his left non-throwing shoulder. The play was ruled an incomplete pass so the Titans will maintain possession of the ball.
The Titans are falling apart with Nate Washington concussed and fumbling the ball. Locker goes down after making the tackle on the defender. It may be safe to call it a win for the Patriots now.
While the Titans have dominated time of possession, the Patriots have had great field position all day.
Q3 1:04 - Titans 10 - Patriots 24
The Titans run defense does not appear to have improved from 2011, as they are simply being gutted by the Patriots running backs. Touchdown Stevan Ridley.
The Patriots will start their next drive with great field position.
Jake Locker shows his wheels on a 20+ yard run but the play is taken back due to a holding call.
Call overruled. That pass marks Locker's second horribly innaccurate pass of the day.
The replacement refs strike again with a questionable interception call. Let's see if it's overturned ...
Titans defense holds on to force a punt with great coverage and they continue to put hits and Brady.
Brady is very methodically leading the Patriots down the field for another score. The Titans don't quite seem to have a response.
The Titans defense is starting to do a good job of getting pressure on Brady on a consistent basis.
Q3 10:17 - Titans 10 - Patriots 21
Jake Locker completes an amazing throw with a Patriots defender draped all over him for a 29-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington. 80-yard drive in under two minutes.
Locker continues his impressive day with a 35-yard bomb to Jared Cook.
Titans defensive leader Colin McCarthy left the field again during the last drive
Time for the second half to get started with the Patriots receiving the ball.
The Titans defense is predictably having a difficult time keeping up with the Patriots' playcalling. They have run a very balanced offense. Offensively, the interior of the Titans offensive line must open things up for Chris Johnson in the running game because all the pressure is on Jake Locker's shoulders right now.
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