Kick off time from Tennessee is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
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The betting odds from this week one NFL game came out with the road team New England Patriots favored by -6 points with an over under lined at 47 points.
The early money from the NFL betting public has landed on the road club as the New England Patriots are now favored by-7 points The over under has moved up a full point to a current total of 48 points.
New England Patriots money line bettors will lay -260 odds with the home underdog Tennessee Titans returning +220 odds to pull off the home upset win with no need for the points on their side.
Quarterback Tom Brady is back under center for the Patriots. In 2011 Brady hit on 65.6% of his throws for 5235 yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
At running backs are Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and Jeffery Demps.
The wide receivers in New England are Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and a slot man Greg Salas who is a good fit for their system. At tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski both return and have long term contracts.
The Patriots were 13-3 during the regular season last year and won the AFC East division title. They made it to the Super Bowl where they were denied a title by the New York Giants.
Improvement is needed on defense where the team allowed 411 yards per game ranking second to last in the NFL.
The Tennessee Titans will be without their top wide receiver in Kenny Britt who is suspended for this game. Kick return specialist Marc Mariani is sidelined with a broken leg.
Under center for the Titans will be second year man Jake Locker. In 2011 during his rookie campaign Locker hit on 51.5% of his throws for 542 yards with four touchdowns and no picks.
At running back is Chris Johnson and sharing carries in the backfield are Javon Ringer, Jamie Harper and Darius Reynaud.
With Britt out the team will count on Nate Washington, Lavelle Hawkins and Damian Williams.
The Titans finished play in the 2011 season with a record of 9-7 and second place in the AFC South division. They missed out on a playoff berth by losing the tiebreaker to Cincinnati.
The team is looking for improvement offensively as they ran for just 89 yards per game ranking second to last in the NFL.
NFL Trend: New England is 6-0 to the over in their past six regular season games.
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