FOXBORO — Hello from Gillette Stadium, where the No. 1 Patriots and No. 5 Titans will kick off at 8:15 p.m. in the divisional round of the playoffs. The winner will advance to the AFC Championship Game and take on either the Steelers or Jaguars.
The weather will be a factor to an extent tonight. It’s currently 30 degrees with a wind chill of 21 and 11 mph winds. The forecast calls for a low of 19 degrees by the end of the game, and the wind should be steady throughout the night.
The Patriots’ inactive list will be announced at 6:45 p.m., and they have not ruled anyone out just yet. However, Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) will reportedly not play. Gillislee really never had much of a chance after only practicing once, and Burkhead gave it a real go during practice this week but his left knee definitely still looked like an issue.
Alan Branch and James White said they’re healthy enough to return, and Chris Hogan and Kyle Van Noy were removed from the injury report. That would leave Eric Lee (ankle, finger) as the only question mark from an injury standpoint, but he has played through the ankle issue three times.
Keep it here leading up to kickoff for everything happening from Gillette.