Howe On Toucher & Rich: Patriots-Titans ‘Tougher Game Than We Might Expect’

September 7, 2012 12:00 AM
Howe On Toucher & Rich: Patriots-Titans ‘Tougher Game Than We Might Expect’
" BOSTON (CBS) – The weekend is here, and that means Patriots football is right around the corner.

To get you ready for Sunday’s Pats-Titans matchup, Toucher and Rich spoke with The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe to break it all down.

Given their lack of playing time and showing any real cohesion in the preseason, Howe wouldn’t be surprised to see the Pats’ offense get off to a slow start.

“Based off the preseason, you still haven’t seen the Patriots click or go high-octane on that offense everyone expected them to showcase. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a slow start that turned into a close finish,” said Howe. “I think it’ll be a tougher game than people might expect.”

On defense, the Patriots will have to worry about one of the best playmakers in the game: running back Chris Johnson.

“It’s an interesting case, because last year from the eye test, we all say a Chris Johnson that wasn’t close to the same guy that rushed for 2,000 yards in 2009,” said Howe. “Not showing up to camp, the lockout, not being in shape, not being healthy; that didn’t help him "

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