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Patriots vs. Titans Final Thoughts

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Aug 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Derek Schouman (83) is tackled by Tennessee Titans defensive back Alterraun Verner (20) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Derek Schouman (83) is tackled by Tennessee Titans defensive back Alterraun Verner (20) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

I still do not have a good feeling about this game. The Patriots offense is very scary, and there aren't many scenarios that I can come up with in my head where the Titans defense is able to slow them down. The one that seems like it would be successful is the defensive line getting after Tom Brady. They can force him to make some bad decisions if they can make him uncomfortable.

On offense they are going to need Jake Locker to make some big plays. He will hit a few bumps in the road, but the most important thing will be how he bounces back. By all accounts, he has the mental make-up to not lose confidence after a bad play.

It would also really help if Chris Johnson would have a big day. Chris Palmer wants to have a big play offense that pushes the ball down the field, but today it would be nice to see a little clock control. The best defense against Brady is too keep him on the sideline.

The most important thing is that football is back. LWSS.