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Derrick Henry leads Titans to first half lead over Patriots, NE still favored to win

The Titans are not backing down in the Wild Card round and head into halftime up 14-13. We break down the second half line and point total from DraftKings Sportsbook.

New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont’a Hightower tackles Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots are halfway through their Wild Card matchup, and we could be in line for a fun finish. The Titans lead 14-13 halfway through the game, with neither team backing down. DraftKings Sportsbook has installed the Patriots as 2.5-point favorites in the second half, and installed a point total of 22.5.

Ryan Tannehill was ready to make a game of this in the first quarter. On the Titans first drive, Tannehill found Anthony Firkser in the back of the end zone even with pressure in his face to give Tennessee a 7-3 lead. The Patriots immediately responded in their first Wild Card game since 2009. The Patriots marched 75 yards on ten plays to take a 10-7 lead on a Julian Edelman jet sweep.

The Patriots added a field goal and seemed to be gaining control. However, the Patriots are having a tough time stopping Titans running back Derrick Henry. Through the first two quarters, Henry has rushed 14 times for 106 yards and a touchdown, and added a 22-yard reception on the final scoring drive of the half. In fact, the drive was 75 yards and Henry was responsible for every single yard and the score.

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