Patriots to face Titans in playoffs Saturday

ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional round at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.

The game, which will be televised on NBC, will be the first between the two teams since New England beat Tennessee 33-16 on Dec. 20, 2015. The fifth-seeded Titans (10-7) upset the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 last week after coming back from an 18-point halftime deficit.

If New England (13-3) wins, it will host either the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) or Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) in the AFC title game at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 21. The Patriots are 13-point favorite against the Titans, who are in the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season.

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