The postseason is different from the regular season in many way. One thing, however, does never change and that is the New England Patriots handing out practice player of the week awards after a victory. The recipients are players, who helped the team most during preparations for the upcoming opponent, according to the coaching staff.
DB David Jones
DT Adam Butler
DB Damarius Travis
QB Brian Hoyer
FB James Develin
WR Kenny Britt
Judged by the list above, New England placed an emphasis on three aspects of the Titans' game: The size and physicality of skill position players on both sides of the football, the battle in the trenches, and the mobility of quarterback Marcus Mariota – embodied in practice by backup quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Hoyer receives his third practice player of the week award for his work, while defensive backs David Jones and Demarius Travis receive their sixth. Defensive tackle Adam Butler, who had a very good performance against the Titans, is named practice player of the week for the second time; Pro Bowl fullback James Develin – likely helping the team prepare for Tennessee's tight ends – and wideout Kenny Britt for the first.
Week 2: DB Nate Ebner, DL Geneo Grissom, TE Jacob Hollister
Week 3: DL Adam Butler, DL Geneo Grissom, WR Cody Hollister, DB Damarius Travis
Week 5: Unknown
Week 6: DL Angelo Blackson, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, DB David Jones, OL Ted Karras, DB Damarius Travis
Week 7: RB Rex Burkhead, LB Marquis Flowers, DL Geneo Grissom, WR Cody Hollister, LB Trevor Reilly, CB Jomal Wiltz
Week 8: TE Dwayne Allen, OL Cole Croston, WR Cody Hollister, TE Jacob Hollister, CB Ryan Lewis, DB Jomal Wiltz
Week 10: DL Geneo Grissom, DL Mike Purcell, DB Damarius Travis, WR Riley McCarron, OL Cameron Fleming
Week 11: RB Brandon Bolden, OL James Ferentz, DL Geneo Grissom, WR Riley McCarron, DB David Jones
Week 12: WR Cody Hollister, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Riley McCarron, LB Trevor Reilly, DB Damarius Travis
Week 13: RB Brandon Bolden, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Mike Gillislee, DB David Jones, OL Ted Karras, DE Eric Lee, RB Dion Lewis, WR Bernard Reedy, DB Damarius Travis, RB James White
Week 15: RB Brandon Bolden, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Mike Gillislee, DB David Jones, OL Ted Karras, RB Dion Lewis, CB Ryan Lewis, RB James White
Week 16: TE Dwayne Allen, TE Will Tye, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Bernard Reedy, DE Deatrich Wise Jr., CB Johnson Bademosi, CB Jomal Wiltz, CB Ryan Lewis
Week 17: WR Chris Hogan, TE Will Tye, OL Cole Croston, OL LaAdrian Waddle, DL Ricky Jean Francois, DB David Jones