The Titans vs Patriots for an 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff next Saturday. The Patriots will host the Titans to help kick off Wild Card weekend on Saturday, Jan. 4. Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is set for 8:15 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
A postseason bye had been in the New England Patriots’ hands for nine consecutive years.
That streak ended Sunday at Gillette Stadium, in 27-24 fashion against the Miami Dolphins, as New England fell to the No. 3 seed in the AFC to close December.
Wildcard weekend is now in the plans for the 12-4 Patriots. As are head coach Mike Vrabel’s 9-7 Tennessee Titans, on the heels of a 211-yard, three-touchdown performance by NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry to punch a ticket to January.
Patriots will kick off against the Titans on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. If the Patriots win, they travel to Kansas City to play on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3:05 p.m. against the Chiefs. Because the Patriots are the top seed for the wild-card round, they automatically get the Kansas City if New England advances to the divisional round.