As a Baltimore homer who was at the Wild Card game, let me start this thread by saying what a great game plan the Titans took into Baltimore. Lots of teams make noise about not letting an RB beat them, but I’ve never seen a team truly committed to that idea like the Titans were. They usually had 9 men in the box, sometimes dropping the Safety down as a tenth man, and on occasion (when the Ravens were in their standard 2-TE, 2-RB, 1-WR set and motioned the WR in tight to the formation) literally had 11 in the box. I haven’t seen that since high school. And even when the Ravens had success passing the ball (i.e., three straight completions for 55 yards on the FG drive), they never deviated from their plan. Anyone saying Baltimore should have rushed more wasn’t at the game, because they would have seen how the Titans’ alignment made running impossible.Offensively, the Titans were committed to running the ball and the Ravens couldn’t shut them down with just their front 7. On a very few occasions, Baltimore got impatient and dropped an eighth man into the box. One of those occasions, a second-and-two following an 8-yard run by Eddie on first down, McNair hit the bomb. The Titans matched up well with the Ravens (their strength in stopping the run trumped Baltimore’ s running game, Baltimore’s weak passing couldn’t take advantage of Tenn’s weak pass D).But I think the Titans match up quite poorly with the Pats. The Pats were #27 in rushing offense, #30 in ypc. If the Titans shut down the running game, the Pats will hardly notice. But with the #8 passing attack, the Pats should do well against the Titans’ #30 pass D. In fact, if Tennessee plays its traditional 8 in the box, that’s going to open things up ideally for the Pats’ short-passing, ball control offense. Conversely, the Pats’ front 7 should be able to limit the Titan run game in a way that Baltimore couldn’t, allowing the team that led the NFL in INTs to stay in Cover 2 all game and take advantage of McNair. Also, the Titans are a banged-up bunch who might be susceptible to an emotional letdown after finally besting Baltimore. I like the Pats to win pretty easily.