That the Patriots are favored despite heading on the road: New England is once again expected to be among the elite of the NFL, and while Tennessee is good, few expect it to win its division. Jake Locker will be thrown into the fire, earning his first career start at quarterback against a perennially strong Pats defense and being forced to do so without the team's star receiver in Kenny Britt.
The line for the game opened with the Patriots seven-point favorites, and some have pushed the line as low as five points, but the majority of books have it at six.
Spread: Patriots -6
Moneylines: Patriots -240, Titans +200