New England Patriots

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

Oct 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) calls a play during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are now 8-4 on the season after winning their sixth straight game over the No. 1 seed Tennessee Titans, a 36-13 final. Scroll down for a recap of the top highlights from the game.

  • Q4, 4:38: The rout is on

    Thanks to another Patriots touchdown, this time a 14-yard run by Damien Harris, New England is now up 23 over the Titans. It’s 36-13 Pats, as things have finally unraveled for Tennessee in the fourth quarter.

  • Q4, 11:59: Patriots make a goal line stand

    The Titans had first-and-goal from the 5-yard line … and came up empty-handed. After run-stops on first and third down with an incompletion in-between, the Patriots faced fourth-and-goal from the 2. The Titans decided to call a pass play, and Ryan Tannehill’s attempt is deflected into the hands of J.C. Jackson for an interception. It was the right move by Jackson to make the fourth-down INT for a touchback, instead of the Pats getting the ball back at the 2.

  • Q3, 5:01: Bourne's second touchdown puts Patriots up 13

    Kendrick Bourne has scored another touchdown, and this one was even more impressive. A 41-yard catch-and-run by the Patriots receiver, who did a good job to keep his feet in bounds with mere inches to spare and kept them in all the way down the sidelines for 30-plus yards. It’s now 26-13 Patriots, and finally, Ryan Tannehill has to stand back and throw.

  • Q3, 10:24: Another turnover by the Patriots defense

    For a moment, it looked like the Patriots could be giving up another long touchdown. Instead, J.C. Jackson punched the ball loose for his first career forced fumble. Jalen Mills recovered the ball before it could roll out of bounds, getting possession back to the Pats.

  • Q2, 0:37: Titans strike back with huge touchdown run

    Redemption for Dontrell Hilliard. The Titans running back took a gaping hole and squeaky-clean lane up the middle of the field for a 68-yard touchdown run in the closing minute of the second quarter. The extra point is good this time, and so it’s now 16-13 Patriots. We have ourselves a football game.

  • Q2, 1:51: Patriots recover a Titans fumble

    The Patriots are back in business with a chance to get some late-second-quarter points. Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard lost the ball off a hit by the Patriots’ Davon Godchaux, and Pats safety Kyle Dugger came up with the ball. Potentially a huge play in the game, especially if the Pats can score a touchdown here.

  • Q2, 14:28: Titans strike back, Vrabel wins challenge

    The Titans are on the board after an impressive scoring drive that ended with a Nick Westbrook touchdown from the 1. The officials initially ruled no gain on the play, but Titans head coach Mike Vrabel won his challenge to get the TD.

    Unfortunately for Tennessee, the extra point was no good for Randy Bullock. So the Patriots still have a one-point lead at 7-6. But still a good drive for the Titans, who went 74 yards and chewed up 8:55 on the clock.

  • Q1, 7:37: Patriots strike first

    The Patriots took full advantage of their field position, driving 37 yards in nine plays to take a 7-0 lead. Mac Jones lofted it to Kendrick Bourne on a corner fade in the end zone on third-and-goal. Bourne was well-covered, but went up and got the ball anyway, and managed to tap both feet down to complete the score.

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