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Week 15 Patriots vs Titans Best and Worst Plays: Special Teams Giveth, Taketh Away

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Best Plays

5. Malcolm Butler intercepts Zach Mettenberger in the end zone on 1st and 10 (+3.46 EPA). The Titans were driving with 9:34 left in the game, and the Patriots up 17, but Butler put a meaningful stop to any Tennessee hopes.

4. Keshawn Martin returns a kick off 75 yards (+3.58 EPA). Shockingly, WEEI's Ryan Hannable notes that Martin's return was the longest kick off return in the AFC this season. That's crazy.

3. Tom Brady completes a 30-yard touchdown pass to James White (+3.97 EPA). This is the offense's only play inside the top five. The Titans defense did a pretty good job of limiting the Patriots chunk plays.

2. Jamie Collins intercepts Zach Mettenberger and returns the ball to the Titans 16 yard line(+5.67 EPA). Collins helped ice the game with 2:28 left on the clock as the Patriots tagged on a field goal to go up three scores.

1. Chandler Jones strip sacks Marcus Mariota and Akiem Hicks recovers for a touchdown (+6.51 EPA). Jones forced a strip sack for a touchdown in his first game against the Titans, but he paired up with Dont'a Hightower in that game. This time Hicks scored a fat guy touchdown.

Worst Plays

5. Zach Mettenberger completes a 7-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker on 3rd and 5 (-2.84 EPA). The Patriots did a fairly good job of limiting the tight end, but he still managed to find his way into the end zone on two occasions.

4. Stephen Gostkowski misses a 48-yard field goal (-2.88 EPA). Special teams play hurt the Patriots as Gostkowski missed his first field goal from under 50 yards on the season.

3. Zach Mettenberger completes a 29-yard pass to Dorial Green-Beckham on 3rd and 8 (-3.02 EPA). Logan Ryan had some issues with the size of Green-Beckham and the Titans were able to convert on a big third-and-long situation.

2. Zach Mettenberger completes a 57-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker on 1st and 10 (-5.20 EPA). Patrick Chung was injured on this play, which let Walker run all the way into the end zone, but three players had chances to bring down the tight end, but each missed and failed.

1. Danny Amendola fumbles a punt at the Patriots 26 yard line (-5.98 EPA). Dangit, Danny.