Tennessee at New England NFL Football Betting Lines, Odds & Vegas Predictions (01/04/20)
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots NFL Matchup
When Tennessee GM Jon Robinson fired coach Mike Mularkey after he lost to the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs following the 2017 season, he leaned on his past to plot a course for the Titans’ future.
Five days later Robinson, who got his NFL start as a scout with New England from 2002-13, hired Mike Vrabel – winner of three Super Bowl rings as a linebacker with the Patriots – as his new coach.
With former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan already on the roster, Vrabel added more players and staff with ties to New England. That group included former Patriots assistant Dean Pees as his defensive coordinator, 2015 Super Bowl savior cornerback Malcolm Butler, and running back Dion Lewis.
It seemed like a transparent effort to plant seeds in Tennessee of New England coach Bill Belichick’s disciplined, team-first “Do your job” culture that has come to be known as “The Patriot Way.
TIME & DATE: 8:15 PM ET, Saturday, January 4, 2020
LOCATION: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
TV CHANNEL: CBS
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NFL Picks: New England -5 ½