Chiefs vs. Titans Prediction and Preview
The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have Patrick Mahomes back under center Sunday when they travel to Nashville for a clash with the Titans. KC has gone 2-1 since losing Mahomes in the first half three weeks ago against Denver, but Tennessee has won the last three meetings.
Opening Odds Analysis
After making the Chiefs home underdogs in their last two games without Mahomes, oddsmakers opened KC as 3.5-point road chalk. That indicates to me that they expect the superstar QB to make his return.
Kansas City News & Notes
If there’s a silver lining to the Mahomes injury for the Chiefs, it’s the improved play from their defense. KC’s much-maligned stop unit has come up big in its three games without its star QB, allowing just 54 points in its last 11 quarters of football.
Last Sunday at home to the Vikings, the Chiefs held Dalvin Cook to 71 rushing yards and 3.4 yards per carry, keeping KC in the game long enough to pull out a 26-23 win on two late field goals by Harrison Butker.
Even with Matt Moore at quarterback, the Chiefs offense continues to strike for big plays. KC’s touchdowns came on a 41-yard catch by Tyreek Hill and a 91-yard run by Damien Williams, when both speedsters blew by Viking defenders on their way to the house.
Weapons like that have helped Moore post very serviceable numbers (59-for-91, 659 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions) as the Chiefs quarterback, which should give KC plenty of confidence even if Mahomes doesn’t return this week.
Tennessee News & Notes
Although the Titans have won two of their last three games and sit just two games out of first place in the AFC South, things seem pretty bleak in Tennessee at the moment. The Titans shot themselves in the foot repeatedly in a 30-20 loss last week at Carolina, committing 11 penalties for 99 yards, turning the ball over three times and missing three field goals.
With a 4-5 record, a tough remaining schedule (Jacksonville’s the only remaining opponent that is currently below .500) and cornerback Malcolm Butler breaking his wrist, the Titans need to treat this game as a must-win contest. “We’ll see how everybody answers,” tight end Delanie Walker told reporters.
The Titans can at least take some solace in being at home, where they’ve won 18 of their last 24 outings. They’ve also won their last three meetings with the Chiefs, although all three of those victories came at Arrowhead.
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Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). (They are not associated with the NFL Dallas Texans.) In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed their current name. The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970. The team is valued at over $2 billion. Hunt’s son, Clark, serves as chairman and CEO. While Hunt’s ownership stakes passed collectively to his widow and children after his death in 2006, Clark represents the Chiefs at all league meetings and has ultimate authority on personnel changes.
The Chiefs have won three AFL championships, in 1962, 1966, and 1969. They became the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to defeat an NFL team in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The team’s victory on January 11, 1970, remains the club’s last championship game victory and appearance to date, and occurred in the final such competition prior to the leagues’ merger coming into full effect. The Chiefs were also the second team, after the Green Bay Packers, to appear in more than one Super Bowl (and the first AFL team to do so) and the first to appear in the championship game in two different decades. Despite post-season success early in the franchise’s history, winning five of their first six postseason games, the team has struggled to find success in the playoffs since. As of the conclusion of the 2018–19 playoffs, they have lost 12 of their last 14 playoff games, including eight straight from 1993 to 2013, at the time the longest playoff losing streak in NFL history. The playoff losing streak stretched from the 1993–94 AFC Championship game to the 2013–14 Divisional Round. The only playoffs wins over the last 14 playoff games were a 30–0 win over the Texans in the 2015–16 playoffs and a 31–13 win over the Colts in the 2018–19 playoffs.