Rumors of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s demise will be tested when the Patriots host Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday.
Henry, perhaps the league’s most unique and punishing running back, pulled the 2019 rushing title (303 carries, 1540 yards, 16 TD) from under the feet of Browns RB Nick Chubb late in the Titans’ win over the Texans. Tennessee has the third-best rushing offense in the league. Because Henry represents 74 percent of that production, New England will see heavy doses of the former Pro Bowl bruiser.
Ryan Tannehill (201-286, 2742 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs) has been reborn with the Titans, and helped put rookie receiver A.J. Brown on the cusp of stardom. Look for Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, a defensive player of the year candidate, will follow Brown all over the field.
The Patriots had the NFL’s best defense during the regular season, giving up just 95.5 yards rushing per game. Ezekiel Elliott had the best game against the Patriots by any running back all season, rushing 21 times for 86 yards in late November.
New England will have its issues on offense, dead last in both total and scoring offense. Brady’s issues are twofold. He doesn’t have the weaponry he’s used to. Rob Gronkowski isn’t walking through those doors. They have no run game to scream about. And frankly, it appears Brady has lost a half a step.
But appearances can be deceiving. The Patriots won’t be an easy out. After all, they’re the Patriots. You’ve seen this (zombie) movie before.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Titans vs. Patriots, including what to watch for on the field.
HOW TO STREAM TITANS VS. PATRIOTS
New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans
When: 8:15pm ET, Saturday, Jan. 4
Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Patriots vs. Titans live stream: How to watch the playoffs online
1) Sling TV
Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month (New subscribers get $10 off the first month.)
Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV,Roku,Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling offers a ton of live sports. Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels – including ESPN3, which will simulcast ABC sports broadcasts, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels.
For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, which have plenty of local channels.
Cost: $54.99 per month
Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) YouTube TV
Cost: $50 per month
YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
4) AT&T TV Now
Cost: $50-$135 per month
Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC and Fox for football, NBCSN as well as FS1 and FS2 for soccer and college sports, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans live stream: What to expect
The X-factor in the Patriots’ Wild Card Weekend matchup with the Titans is that it might be the last game featuring Tom Brady in a New England uniform. Owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick have been noncommittal about resigning the GOAT QB. There’s been no news about an extension, and Brady can’t be franchise-tagged.
Most importantly, Brady appears to have the desire to play. As unfathomable as it sounds, should he continue his career, there’s a real possibility it won’t be with the Patriots.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 3, 2020
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