ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee are both expected to miss this game:
Patriots’ RBs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee), both listed as questionable for tonight’s Divisional Playoff game against the Titans, are not expected to play, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2018
Dion Lewis has played really well as the feature back for New England, but not having Rex Burkhead still hurts their offense. Burkhead is just really good at football and makes the Patriots offense even more versatile than it normally is with the other weapons they have.
Schefter also said that James White is expected to play in this one. He has been out the last couple of games with an ankle injury. White could be a difference maker in this game. He is a great receiver out of the backfield, and that is an area where the Titans struggle.
Man, it’s January 13th and we are getting ready for a Titans’ game. How awesome is that? Here’s to hoping this is the first of many years we are discussing the Titans Divisional Round match-up!