Injuries, turnovers too much to handle as Titans fall out of AFC's top spot

FOXBORO, Mass. – The reason to believe the Titans as currently constituted could come to Gillette Stadium and beat the very hot Patriots was that Mike Vrabel is very good when his team is a shorthanded underdog.

His wizardry only goes so far.

Elijah Molden flails in defense

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Down Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, Jeremy McNichols and Marcus Johnson the Titans were working with offensive weaponry that had joined the team as recently as Oct. 27 (Dontrell Hilliard), Nov. 2 (D’Onta Foreman), and Nov. 16 Cody Hollister. (They were also without Nate Davis.)

New England came in with five consecutive wins and the NFL’s best scoring defense and they handled the Titans quite easily, 36-13.

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