The New England Patriots started slowly into their week 10 contest against the Tennessee Titans. The offense took some time to find a rhythm, the defense struggled to stop the pass and the run, and the special teams units gave up a 58-yard return to open the game. As a result of the bad play in all three phases of the game, New England found itself down 17-3 after the first quarter.
However, the team has started to show some signs of life in the second period — at least on offense so far. New England went 75 yards in 10 plays to cut the deficit to seven points on a James Develin touchdown run from one yard out:
The Patriots’ first touchdown drive of the day saw the team convert a 4th and 2 along the way: deep in Tennessee’s territory and down two scores, the team went for it and converted on a Tom Brady to James White pass for an 11-yard gain. Two plays later, Develin was in the end zone for his second career regular season rushing touchdown.