- The Patriots have won eight straight season openers, the longest streak in the NFL. The last time they lost was the “Lawyer Milloy game” against the Buffalo Bills in 2003. The Pats are 9-12 all time when they open the season on the road.
- The Tennessee Titans were once the Houston Oilers, and at a series glance, the Patriots lead the series 22-16-1. The Patriots also own a 10-3 record against the Titans franchise since 1981. The last time the Pats and the Titans played was a snowy afternoon at Gillette in October 2009, a 59-0 Pats blowout.
- The last time the Pats played in Tennessee was in 2006, and they beat the Titans 40-23.
- If you’re looking for a couple of interesting connections, here are a few. Titans backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is from Norfolk, Ma native and attended Xaverian Brother High School, and went on to play his college ball at Boston College. His father, Don Hasselbeck, played tight end for the Patriots from 1977-82 "
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