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It's Halftime: What's Happened so Far in Titans-Patriots


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Titans trail the Patriots 21-7 at halftime here in an AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium.

A look at what's happened so far:

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 9-of-15 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

Running back Derrick Henry managed just 24 yards on 11 carries.

The Titans took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Mariota to rookie receiver Corey Davis, who made a one-handed catch in the end zone. It capped an 11-play, 95-yard drive that started on Tennessee's five-yard line.

It was the first career touchdown catch for Davis, who beat Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on the play.

The Patriots answered back on their next possession, however, scoring on a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to running back James White to make it 7-7 with 13:18 left in the second quarter.

The Patriots then took a 14-7 lead on a six-yard touchdown run by running back James White, which capped off a six-play, 48-yard drive in 1:56.

The Patriots extended their lead to 21-7 late in the second quarter on a four-yard touchdown pass from Brady to receiver Chris Hogan, which capped a 16-play, 91-yard drive. The key play on the drive was a reversal of a call made on the field. After the Titans had stopped the Patriots on three downs at their own 14, New England was called for a false start while lining up to punt on third-and-five. But officials later changed the call to a neutral zone infraction on Titans safety Brynden Trawick. The Patriots kept the ball, and put together a long touchdown drive.

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a 53-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

The Tennessee Titans take on the New England Patriots in an AFC Divisional Playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Gillette Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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