A very short-handed Tennessee Titans squad will face arguably the hottest team in the NFL in Week 12. They will visit the New England Patriots, who have won five games in a row. The Titans will be without a handful of key players due to injury.
Full Injury Report
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A.J. Brown, Wide Receiver: The top wide receiver will miss Sunday’s game with a chest injury. That means it is officially Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR1 time! Chester Rogers and Dez Fitzpatrick will most likely get the starts at the other WR positions.
In order to have any chance against New England, those depth players will need to step up. Additionally, the tight ends will have to be more involved than they ever have been this season. Expect a run-heavy, field position game plan early from the Titans. Play action will be more important than ever without their top skill position players in Brown, Julio Jones, and Derrick Henry.
Nate Davis, Offensive Guard: Dillon Radunz will once again slot into a starting role in place for Davis. Against a dangerous New England defensive line, the entire unit must play as cohesively as possible.
Davis missed the entire week of practice once again, but the Titans remain hopeful he can return soon. There is no surprise that they are being careful with him after his concussion.
Rashaan Evans, Linebacker: Unfortunately, the LB core will be missing a couple of important pieces again this week. Evans’ absence will shift Monty Rice into the starting role once again.
David Long Jr., Linebacker: Long Jr. may be their biggest defensive loss against one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL. Jayon Brown is questionable, but if he is able to go, he will get the nod in place of Tennessee’s top linebacker.
DL Teair Tart and RB Jeremy McNichols are both OUT as well.
Questionable: EDGE Ola Adeniyi, CB Greg Mabin, DB Elijah Molden, TE Geoff Swaim
The Titans will have plenty to overcome in Week 12 against the Patriots. They have overcome the odds plenty of times previously this season, though.
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