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.
Tennessee Titans Live Stream Schedule
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The Tennessee Titans are an American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won the first two AFL Championships, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.
The team relocated from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, and played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season. The team then moved to Nashville in 1998 and played in Vanderbilt Stadium. For those two years, they were known as the “Tennessee Oilers”, but changed their name to “Tennessee Titans” for the 1999 season. The team currently plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, which opened in 1999 as Adelphia Coliseum. The Titans’ training facility is at Saint Thomas Sports Park, a 31-acre (13 ha) site at the MetroCenter complex in Nashville.
The team has appeared once in the Super Bowl (XXXIV), the same year they changed their name to “Titans”, and in which they lost to the St. Louis Rams.