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Patriots-Titans Preview Capsule

November 8, 2018

NEW ENGLAND (7-2) at TENNESSEE (4-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 6-3, Tennessee 5-3

SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 25-16-1

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Titans 35-14, Jan. 13

LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Packers 31-17; Titans beat Cowboys 28-14

AP PRO32 RANKING — Patriots No. 2, Titans No. 17

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (14), PASS (11)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (14), PASS (26)

TITANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (t-16), PASS (30)

TITANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (16), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Patriots QB Tom Brady will play 300th career game, including postseason, and join Brett Favre (326) as only NFL QBs to appear in 300 career games. ... Brady needs three TD passes to tie Peyton Manning (579) for most in NFL history, also including playoffs. ... Patriots have won seven straight vs. Titans and Brady is 7-1 all-time vs. Titans, including playoffs. ... Patriots need win to guarantee 18th straight season with .500 record or better, which would be second only to Dallas’ streak of 21 straight between 1965-85. ... Patriots have won six straight. ... Brady has 10 TD passes with no interceptions and 134.7 passer rating in past three vs. Tennessee. Brady is fifth in NFL with 221 completions. ... Patriots RB James White has TD in seven games this season and is tied for fourth in NFL with 10 total TDs. ... Patriots WR Josh Gordon had five catches for team-high 130 yards last week. ... Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson had career-high 11 carries for 61 yards and TD run last week operating out of backfield. ... Patriots CB Jason McCourty had 13 interceptions in eight seasons with Titans between 2009 and 2016. ... Patriots have had at least one takeaway in each game this season. ... This is Titans’ lone home game in November. Titans have won 12 of last 15 home games. ... Titans allowing NFL-low 17.6 points per game. ... Tennessee leads NFL in red-zone defense, allowing seven TDs on 22 trips (31.8 percent). ... Five different Titans had sack in last game. ... Titans S Kevin Byard tied for NFL lead with 10 interceptions since start of 2017 season. ... Tennessee is least-penalized team in NFL. ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota is 0-2 vs. Patriots. ... Mariota had season-high 119.9 passer rating last week, throwing for 240 yards and two TDs. He also ran for 32 yards and TD. ... Fantasy tip: Mariota. Titans QB completed passes to nine receivers in last game and is growing more comfortable with new offense each week.

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