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  • Where Did Each of the Losing NFL Playoff Teams Go Wrong?

    There is a maddeningly thin margin for error in the NFL playoffs. All the work a team has done since April—every route run in practice, every bench press in the gym and every hour in the film room—comes down to one game.  There's extra intensity attached to each play and decision in the pressure-packed moments. And that heightened focus gives us plenty to choose from when looking back with the benefit of hindsight and assessing where each losing team went wrong. In some instances, those missteps...

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  • Matt Nagy and Mark Helfrich don't expect overnight success with new Bears offense

    Listening Thursday to Matt Nagy and Mark Helfrich explain why they joined forces to breathe life into the Bears offense, it was impossible not to press play on the mental highlight reel and let the imagination wander. Up first, a clip from the Chiefs’ 2017 library. Tight end Travis Kelce catching...

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  • Titans kick off coaching search interviewing Vrabel, Wilks

    The Tennessee Titans kicked off their search for a new head coach Thursday with a pair of interviews — both defensive coordinators who've never been NFL head coaches. The Titans confirmed they interviewed Houston's Mike Vrabel and Carolina's Steve Wilks. Tennessee is looking to replace ...

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  • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Tom Brady's the GOAT, but by How Much?

    Tom Brady puts an end to the GOAT debate, defense is all the rage again, and why the NFL has a rooting interest in the conference championship games. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1. No Slowing Down You're tired of the Patriots. So...damn...tired of them.  For those of you who are not Patriots fans, seeing Tom Brady and Co. in yet another title game is like being trapped in a nightmare that will never end. If you are a Patriots fan, this is the stuff of fantasy. No matter...

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  • Titans Part Ways with Mike Mularkey After Failing to Agree on Future

    Mike Mularkey's three-year tenure as head coach of the Tennessee Titans has come to an end after he was fired Monday. "I want to thank Mike Mularkey for his contributions to our franchise over his tenure with our organization," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "He took over our team during a low moment and together with [general manager] Jon [Robinson] built a solid foundation for our franchise. I appreciated that Mike devoted himself to this team and the...

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  • Titans split with coach Mike Mularkey after first playoff win in 14 years

    The Tennessee Titans split with coach Mike Mularkey on Monday after he revived a team with the NFL's worst record over two seasons and led them to their first playoff victory in 14 years. The Titans announced the move two days after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round. “It became...

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  • Patriots back in AFC title game, Titans trip into offseason

    The New England Patriots have handled every bit of adversity that has been thrown at them this season — from a string of injuries to the recent off-field firestorm created by reports of purported discord within the core of the franchise. Now, they'll have a chance to play for yet another...

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  • Marcus Mariota Suffered Quad Injury in 1st Quarter of Loss to Patriots

    Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a strained quad in the first quarter of Saturday night's 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots, according to ESPN.com's Cameron Wolfe.   Mularkey added that the injury was serious enough to affect Mariota's mobility.  In his second career playoff game, Mariota went 22-of-37 for 254 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed four times for 37 yards.  A full-strength Mariota likely wouldn't have been enough...

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  • Patriots beat Titans 35-14 to head back to AFC title game

    Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC championship game. New England (14-3) will host the winner of Sunday's divisional matchup between...

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  • Mariota injury forced Titans to alter schemes

    A first-quarter quad injury limited Marcus Mariota's mobility, forcing the Titans to change some of their schemes during Saturday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots.

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  • NFL Divisional Round game picks: Vikings > Saints in juicy bout

    Eight teams remain in the battle for the Lombardi Trophy. Who'll punch a ticket to Championship Sunday this weekend? Elliot Harrison forecasts all four Divisional Round games.

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  • NFL Playoffs 2018: Dates, Matchups and Bracket Breakdown for Weekend

    The anticipation is almost over as the divisional round of the NFL playoffs kicks off Saturday with two intriguing matchups between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, followed by an AFC showdown between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. The action only gets better on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars look for their second win over the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, followed by the Saints looking to upset the Vikings in Minnesota. There's a lot of football to...

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  • Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans

    Two things, among many, have been consistent for the Patriots the past decade: Tom Brady at quarterback and New England in the AFC championship game. Brady will try to lead his team to its seventh straight conference title game Saturday when it hosts the Tennessee Titans in the divisional...

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  • NFL Playoff Picks 2018: Odds and Over/Under Predictions for Postseason Games

    On paper, the second round of the 2018 NFL playoffs shouldn't hold as many surprises as the first. Like when the Kansas City Chiefs inexplicably coughed up a home lead to lose yet another playoff game in front of a friendly crowd. Or the Los Angeles Rams looking like the most dominant team in football before laying a gigantic egg in the playoffs. Heck, the Jacksonville Jaguars actually winning a playoff game could fit the theme here as well.  But with the dominant teams entering the fray after a...

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  • Titans vs. Patriots: Updated Odds, Stat Predictions for 2018 AFC Divisional Game

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is used to finding himself in the spotlight during the postseason.  When the Patriots open their playoff slate Saturday in the AFC divisional round against the Tennessee Titans, the 40-year-old quarterback should be front and center for all 60 minutes.  Brady will receive a challenge from opposing quarterback Marcus Mariota, but it won't be enough to force the Patriots to sweat it out. Below are a few predictions of what we think will happen Saturday...

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  • Marcus Mariota Isn't a Perfect QB, but He's Special Enough to Make Pats Sweat

    This season the New England Patriots have faced a number of mobile quarterbacks. Some were small (Tyrod Taylor), some were big (Ben Roethlisberger), some were Supermen (Cam Newton) and some were Saints (Drew Brees). Now, in the divisional round of the playoffs, they'll face another in the Tennessee Titans' Marcus Mariota. He doesn't have the same Hall of Fame presence as Brees, but that doesn't mean the Patriots aren't worried. "He actually knows when to run and when to pass the ball when...

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  • Tom Brady bullish in focus on Titans after drama-filled week

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Maybe the Tennessee Titans are coming for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the perfect time. After a drama-filled week , the quarterback says his focus remains solely on football as his team prepares to host the Titans in Saturday's divisional round. During Brady's tenure, the Patriots are 6-1 against Tennessee. He has 13 touchdown passes and one interception in those games - his best touchdown-to-interception ratio against any...

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  • Titans vs. Patriots: TV Schedule, Odds, Ticket Info, Game Time and More

    So you think the New England Patriots are going to clobber the Tennessee Titans Saturday night?  While that may be the case once 60 minutes of football have been played at Gillette Stadium, there's a possibility the margin of victory could be smaller than the oddsmakers think.  There's no debating how hard it is to face Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at home in the playoffs, but there's a chance we may be underestimating the Titans heading into the divisional round.  Date: Saturday, January...

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  • Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything

    Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out. Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating. As a group of teammates mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their...

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  • Marcus Mariota 'Proud' of Tua Tagovailoa After National Championship Performance

    Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has a fan in the NFL. "Tua is a stud. He's the next guy coming up. Proud of him," Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said, per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com. "From where that kid's come, how he's grown and how he handled the situation last night. He's very special. Hopefully he can continue his success. I'm sure you guys saw the interview after the game. That's who he is." Wolfe noted Mariota and Tagovailoa both went to Saint Louis High School...

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  • Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out. Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating. As a group of teammates mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their ...

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  • NFL Playoff Schedule 2018: TV Info, Bracket Predictions and More for Postseason

    Now that the Alabama Crimson Tide pulled off an amazing overtime victory over Georgia in the national championship game on Monday night, football fans can shift their focus back to the NFL playoffs where the divisional round is set for the last eight teams still standing. In the AFC, the New England Patriots will play host to the Tennessee Titans, while the Pittsburgh Steelers look to take care of business at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons will travel to...

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  • NFL Playoffs 2018: AFC, NFC Schedule, Bracket Predictions for Divisional Round

    Wild Card Weekend lived up to its name with matchups coming down to the final drive and two underdogs leaving hostile territory with victories. What should we expect from the divisional round? The upcoming games will feature two rematches. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be looking to avenge an ugly Week 5 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The New Orleans Saints have made a change in the backfield since their last meeting with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. Will the...

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  • NFL Playoff Schedule 2018: TV Info, Bracket Predictions for Divisional Round

    Through four games, the 2018 NFL playoffs boast a little bit of something for everyone.  One game featured an epic comeback with franchise-changing implications on both sides. Another featured a gritty, MVP-esque performance. Another was a defensive-minded affair likely striking fear in the teams that have to deal with the victor next. Yet another featured gaudy stat lines from a guy by the name of Drew Brees.  It gets better—now the top seeds step into the fray. Tom Brady will enter in the...

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