The Patriots forced three turnovers in a huge 36-13 win over a banged-up Tennessee Titans team.  Mac Jones threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns, both to Kendrick Bourne.  With this win, the Patriots have won six straight and are second in the AFC.

Creating Turnovers

One interception by JC Jackson and three fumbles made a huge difference in today’s result.  The Titans were able to run the ball with a lot of success, going for 6.9 yards per carry, including a 68-yard touchdown run by Dontrell Hilliard right before the end of the first half.  The three turnovers kept Tennessee’s offense from gaining any sort of momentum throughout the game.  

Two turnovers were huge swings of momentum in New England’s favor.  A D’Onta Foreman fumble, forced by JC Jackson was the first one that was significant.  Foreman was rumbling for a 30-yard gain but was chased down from behind right around midfield. 

The interception may have been the play that broke the Titans.  Ryan Tannehill and the Titans offense had a 4th and goal from the two-yard line.  Not only did they not convert, but it was intercepted by Jackson and kept them down 26-13 in the fourth quarter.  It was also a sour end to a 14-play drive.

The Patriots were able to add a field goal to effectively put the game away.

Bourne To Score

The star of the Patriots offense today was Kendrick Bourne.  Bourne was brought in from San Francisco in free agency this offseason, and his role has only been growing in this Patriots offense.  His two touchdowns today were the only two Mac Jones threw, and his second was a highlight-reel play that put the Pats up two possessions.   

 Bourne is quickly turning into one of Mac’s favorite targets and leads the team in receiving yards and has been the big-play receiver for the Pats this season.  

Consistency is Key

This team has been building all season and it is starting to show.  They are being consistent on both sides of the ball, and that is the main reason why the Patriots have won six in a row.  The Titans were banged up, but Mike Vrabel will always have his team ready to play.  It was close for a while, but the Pats pulled away at the end.  

One thing is for sure, the Patriots are playing winning football as the games get more important.  Next week could be their biggest game so far when they go to Buffalo to play Josh Allen and the defending AFC East Champions on Monday night.  This game will have huge seeding implications with both teams fighting for the division and the number one seed.  Having a home game in the playoffs is imperative, especially for these two teams.  On the Buffalo.