The New England Patriots will march into the southlands to battle the Tennessee Titans opening their 2012 NFL campaigns. The game will take place in the Nashville’s LP Field and begin at 1:00ET. Regional television coverage will be provided by CBS.
QB Tom Brady and New England (13-3 in 2011) reeled off 10 straight wins last year before being defeated by the New York Giants 21-17 in the Super Bowl. Those same two teams finished off this preseason in a little bit of a different atmosphere resulting in an almost laughable 6-3 Giants victory. The Pats were 1-3 overall in practice games. CB Patrick Chung and TE Visanthe Shiancoe are both questionable for Sun. Check the NFL Lines for Patriots vs. Falcons Game.
Tennessee (9-7 in 2011) won 3 of their 4 exhibition contests. They are counting on a huge comeback year for RB Chris Johnson and have high hopes for new starting QB Jake Locker. Locker will not have WR Kenny Britt to throw to on Sunday after he was suspended by the NFL for 1 game due to a DUI arrest in the summer.
If you’re superstitious, you may want to stay away from this game. The last time the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl to the Giants, Tom Brady blew out his knee in the following year’s regular season opener. Just something to think about. Otherwise, New England is looking as strong as ever. Last season, they scored 33.4 ppg in their last twleve games, scoring 29 or more points in 13 games. They have also improved their defense coming into 2012.
Locker essentially runs the Titans’ offense, and with Johnson back, have enough weapons to pose a threat. They are on an 0-4 run ATS coming into this one, but are the dog by less than a single TD. Start your Football Wagering on Patriots vs. Falcons Game.
These two teams last met in 2009, with the Patriots favored by 9 ½. They won that game 59-0, shutting out the Titans. New England is a 5.5 point favorite in the Music City at a -$110. The over / under of 47 total points is also set at a -$110.
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