Titans hold on to defeat Patriots in New England on Wild Card Weekend
Not many teams can say they did it, but the Tennessee Titans are now one of those teams. The Titans go into Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and knock-off the defending and six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
A Nick Folk field goal would put the Pats on the board in the first quarter, but the Titans answered with a scoring drive of their own. Ryan Tannehill finds Anthony Firkser on a third down pass to put Tennessee up 7-3.
New England would score the next ten points with a Julian Edelman touchdown run followed by another Folk field goal to go up 13-7 late in the first half.
Tennessee would hitch their wagon to the NFL rushing champion on his 26th birthday. Derrick Henry rushes for over 100 yards in the first half and gets in the end zone late in the second quarter to give the Titans a 14-13 halftime lead.
The second half was a struggle for both teams, but the Titans relied heavily on their run game. Henry would go on to break Eddie George's franchise record for rushing yards in a single game with 182 yards and a touchdown.
The Titans would milk much of the fourth quarter clock and in desperation time Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would throw an interception with former Patriot Logan Ryan taking it in for the score.
In one of the biggest upsets in this year's NFL season the Tennessee Titans eliminate the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots with a 20-13 win. It's New England's first home playoff loss since the 2012 AFC Championship.
Tennessee moves on to the divisional round where they'll play the top seeded Ravens in Baltimore on Saturday. The game is set for 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 11th on CBS.