Titans host defending AFC Champion Patriots
Tennessee Titans (4-4) vs. New England Patriots (7-2)
Sunday, November 11th, 2018 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (4-4) return home this week to face the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots (7-2). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,134) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 11th, 2018.
The game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle, and analyst Dan Fouts will call the action, and Evan Washburn will report from the sidelines.
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis (33) runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
All live local and national primetime games are now available for fans to watch on their phones and tablets, regardless of mobile provider. Fans can download the free NFL app to watch their local team live when they are on-the-go.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry the game across the Mid-South with the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells and gameday hosts Rhett Bryan and Jonathan Hutton.
Additionally, Sports USA will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Play-by-play announcer Larry Kahn and analyst Doug Plank will have the call.
Titans Return Home Following Monday Night Road Win
The Titans have not played a home game since October 14th, and after Sunday they will not play again at Nissan Stadium until December 2nd, the first of four home contests in the season’s final five weeks.
The Titans will be challenged with a short week to prepare for the AFC East-leading Patriots after appearing on Monday night in Dallas last week. Marcus Mariota passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the team to a 28-14 victory over the Cowboys.
Mariota was an efficient 21-of-29 passing for 240 yards with no interceptions and a season-best passer rating of 119.9. He tossed an 18-yard touchdown to running back Dion Lewis and a seven-yard touchdown to tight end Jonnu Smith.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is sacked in the fourth quarter by Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) at AT&T Stadium. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
Mariota was particularly effective on third down, completing six of seven passes for 98 yards and six first downs.
He helped the Titans convert on 11 of their 14 third down attempts. Their 78.6 percent success rate on third down was the franchise’s best mark since November 26th, 1995 (81.8 percent against Denver) and the highest for an NFL team in 2018.
The Titans defense forced two turnovers and totaled five sacks while pitching a second-half shutout against Dallas. Safety Kevin Byard recorded his second interception of the season, this time in the end zone to avert what could have been an early two-touchdown lead for the Cowboys.
Linebackers Jayon Brown (forced fumble) and Wesley Woodyard (fumble recovery) combined on the second takeaway of the night.
About the New England Patriots
The Patriots hosted the Green Bay Packers last week on Sunday Night Football. Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 294 yards and one touchdown, and the Patriots scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win 31-17.
Brady is in his 19th NFL season. The 13-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time MVP has the most wins as a starting quarterback in NFL history (230) and ranks fourth in career passing yards (68,653).
Bill Belichick is in his 44th season as an NFL coach and his 19th year as head coach of the New England Patriots. He has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl championships, eight conference titles, 15 division crowns, 27 playoff victories and 17 consecutive winning seasons.
Annual Coat Drive
Prior to the Titans-Patriots game, fans are encouraged to participate in the team’s annual coat drive. New and gently used coats of all sizes can be dropped off at one of several collection sites outside of Nissan Stadium. All donated coats will be distributed to local domestic violence and homeless shelters.