The Patriots lead the series with the Titans 24-16-1 and have won six straight, including their last meeting, 33-16 on Dec. 20, 2015. New England is 12-3 against the Titans franchise since 1981.

This will be the third playoff game between franchises who split their first two postseason games. The Houston Oilers beat New England 31-14 in an AFC semifinal at Foxborough in 1979. The Patriots beat the Titans 17-14 in 2003 to advance to the AFC championship game

The Titans, trying to reach AFC final for the first time since January 2003, are coming off their first playoff win since January 2004.

Tennessee’s win over the Chiefs last week was the largest comeback on the road in the Super Bowl era and tied for the second-largest playoff comeback by a road team in NFL history.

Counting the postseason, Tennessee is 7-1 in games decided by three or fewer points over the past two seasons, tied with Pittsburgh for the NFL’s best record in such games since the start of 2016.

QB Marcus Mariota has five of his nine winning drives this season, the last coming in the wild-card win over the Chiefs.

Tennessee Coach Mike Mularkey is 0-5 against the Patriots and 0-6 against Bill Belichick as head coach.

Titans safety Kevin Byard tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions in the regular season. Byard led the league with 10 takeaways.

The Titans are second in the NFL for fewest penalties in the regular season with 85.

The Patriots are seeking a berth in a seventh consecutive conference championship game, which would extend their record NFL streak.

Quarterback Tom Brady is 11-2 in 13 divisional-round games since 2002, completing 316 of 509 passes for 3,700 yards and 28 touchdowns in those games.

New England has 41 players with postseason experience, the most of the 2017 playoff teams. Fourteen Patriots have played at least 10 playoff games. That’s more such players than the 11 other playoff teams combined (13).

Belichick has a 9-7 career record against Tennessee.

Brady has a 6-1 career record against the Titans, throwing for 13 TDs and one interception.

The Patriots have qualified for the playoffs 25 times in their 58-year history. Nineteen of those berths have come in the 24 seasons since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. The Patriots are 20-4 (.833) at home in the playoffs in their history. Twenty-three of the franchise’s 24 home playoff games have taken place since Kraft purchased the team.

The Titans didn’t allow a tight end to have 100 receiving yards in a game this season. Last week, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown in the first half before getting injured just before halftime.