Titans vs. Chiefs Prediction
When: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:05pm EST
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship game Sunday afternoon from Arrowhead Stadium. The Titans stunned the Ravens with a 28-12 win in Baltimore last week, and the Chiefs rallied for a 51-31 home win against the Texans in their AFC Divisional game. The Titans recorded a 35-32 home win against the Chiefs in week 10. Tennessee also eliminated the Chiefs in the 2017 Wildcard game.
Tennessee Titans Preview
The Tennessee Titans have embraced the role of underdog. They stunned the Patriots with a 20-13 road win in the Wildcard and crushed the Ravens 28-12 in Baltimore in the Divisional Playoff. The Titans have now won three straight games dating back to their regular-season finale win against the Texans.
Ryan Tannehill was outstanding in the regular season after taking over as the #1 QB in place of Marcus Mariota. The veteran QB logged 2742 passing yards with a 22:6 TD to INT ratio in 11 regular-season games. Tannehill has been busy handing the football to Henry and only has 160 passing yards in the two playoff wins, although he has a 3:1 TD to INT ratio.
Derrick Henry has been the MVP of the playoffs so far. The 26-year old RB rushed for 182 yards against the Pats and followed with a remarkable 195 yards against a strong Baltimore defense. Titans #1 receiver A.J. Brown only has 13 receiving yards in his last two games. The 22-year old rookie WR finished the regular season with 1051 yards. The Titans offense has clearly relied heavily on their running game and for good reason. They have scored at least 28 points in three out of their last four games.
The Tennessee defense was a strength most of the season and they were stellar in both playoff wins. They Limiting Tom Brady and the Pats to 13 points and Lamar Jackson and the Ravens to 12 points which is no easy task. They finished the regular season ranked 12th against the rush and 24th against the pass. Tennessee scored an average of 25.1 points in regular season play, good for 10th in the NFL. They allowed an average of 20.7 points, placing them 12th overall. The Titans are now 7-3 on the road including their playoff wins.
Kansas City Chiefs Preview
No lead is insurmountable for the Kansas City Chiefs. They rallied from a 24-0 deficit to the Texans in their 51-31 victory in the AFC Divisional Playoff last week. K.C. has now won seven consecutive games overall.
Pat Mahomes came through with a spectacular effort in the winning effort, racking up 321 passing yards along with a remarkable five touchdowns. The 24-year old star QB has now gone six straight games without tossing a pick. Mahomes logged 4031 passing yards with a 26:5 TD to INT ratio in the regular season. Damien Williams rushed for 74 yards last week. The 27-year old RB had a solid regular season, recording 498 rushing yards on an average of 4.5 yards per attempt.
Travis Kelce was a force last week, making 10 receptions for 134 yards. The 30-year old tight end has great chemistry with Mahomes and he collected 1229 receiving yards this season. The Chiefs offense has now scored over 30 points in two straight games and has recorded at least 23 points in 12 straight. Mahomes has led the Chiefs to the fifth-ranked passing offense.
The Kansas City defense does not get the attention their offense does, however, they were outstanding in the final stretch of the season and on Sunday. They stand eighth in the NFL against the pass and 26th against the run. The Chiefs averaged 28.2 points this season ranking them fifth in the NFL. They held opponents to 19.7 points, good for seventh overall. K.C. is 6-3 at home.
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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.