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ICYMI Patriots vs Titans: Best of Patriots Social Media Week 15

Robert Alvarez
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6 years ago at 3:03 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots Commentary

ICYMI Patriots vs Titans: Best of Patriots Social Media Week 15Winslow Townson - USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the New England Patriots Week 15 matchup with the Tennessee Titans, it began on a somber note as news was passed along via Rob Gronkowski’s Facebook account that a friend and trainer of his named Dana Parenteau passed away at the age of 42 , and he was going to dedicate the game in his honor.

During pregame warmups, teammate Chandler Jones did his best to lift Gronkowski’s spirits and fire him up with some chest bumps.

It didn’t take Gronkowski long to pay tribute to his friend, Gronk would score a touchdown on a third and three play from the five yard line in the first quarter. As soon as Gronkowski crossed over into the end zone, he raised his arms and pointed to the sky. The Patriots took the early 7-0 lead.

(Courtesy @PP_Rich_Hill)

Following the Gronkowski touchdown pass, Chandler Jones continued his torrid pace this season after causing this strip fumble that was recovered by Akiem Hicks and returned for a touchdown giving the Patriots a 14-0 lead and the rout was on.

https://twitter.com/Chan95Jones/status/678779465313312768

Hicks was asked following the game on whether or not his teammates got a laugh from his unlikely score, he told The Boston Globe, ““I’m sure somebody’s gonna get ahold of [the tape] and say, ‘rumbling, bumbling, stumbling,’ I know that’s coming,’’ he said. “I’m comfortable with that, I’ve been a big guy all my life.”

Fullback Josey Iosefa, who came off the practice squad just days before Sunday’s game, made his presence known on the field during his first game action of the season. The Patriots appear to have a growing list of finding “diamonds in the rough” for the running game despite the mounting injuries.

The Patriots defense remained stout throughout the game, Malcom Butler collected this interception at the goal line late in the first half and it the Titans defense couldn’t muster much more as the Patriots won their 12th game of the season by a final score of 33-16.

(Courtesy @PP_Rich_Hill)

Defensive end Alan Branch busted out some moves.

Patriots fans hearts briefly stopped at this moment.

A lone Titans highlight from the afternoon was this touchdown pass on a  57-yard bomb by quarterback Zach Mettenberger to wide receiver Delanie Walker after breaking multiple tackles.

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Denver Broncos later on Sunday evening 34-27 which ensured the Patriots a first round bye and no less than a two seed in the NFL playoffs for a record sixth consecutive season.

Good team win #LB91 #FindersKeepers

A photo posted by Jamie Collins (@j_collins91) on

Devin McCourty was feeling “fresh as lettuce” monday morning following the victory as he recovers from his ankle injury.

Last but not least, we take you into the Christmas holiday with a festive singing rendition by (sort of) head coach Bill Belichick of the classic song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”

(Courtesy NFL on FOX)


Posted Under: Patriots Commentary
Tags: Akiem Hicks Alan Branch Bill Belichick Chandler Jones Delanie Walker Devin McCourty Jamie Collins Joey Iosefa Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady Zach Mettenberger


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