Saturday, 20 January, 2018

5 bold predictions for Titans-Chiefs

Titans to take on Chiefs in playoffs on WATE 6 On Your Side What I REID Into It January 4, 2018
Melinda Barton | 12 January, 2018, 20:53

Atlanta head to Philadelphia as likely favourites, a label that seems more risky than any right now with the old post-season mantra proving truer than ever - "good teams make the playoffs, hot teams win them". Thus, they enter the playoffs as the 5 seed. Despite a three-game losing streak in December, they managed to sneak into the postseason despite a less-than-spectacular year by quarterback Marcus Mariota. The former Heisman Trophy victor has struggled in 2017 after two respectable campaigns to start his professional career.

Smith threw 33 passes while the Chiefs totaled 16 rushes.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News posted videos of the play to his Twitter account that show Revis slowing down and showing no real effort whatsoever. The running back out of Alabama has struggled recently having not averaged more than 3.1 yards/carry in the past month.

Losing the former Dallas Cowboy is a big blow considering they have to play near flawless football to win this game. The Chiefs were never in command against the Steelers as they were on Saturday.

Following a loss to the Jets, Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced he was handing the play-calling duties over to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. Quarantine's not the right word, but we've tried to get them away from the team, tried to isolate them the best we can.

The victor of today's game at Arrowhead will move on past the Wild Card round to the divisional round where they will likely face the New England Patriots-depending on whether or not the Jaguars win or lose against the Buffalo Bills.

This though was followed up by spending six weeks looking like they didn't even know what a football was. After that happened, the Titans started to believe they would win. QB Alex Smith, NFL's leading rusher Kareem Hunt, WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce are healthy and ready to go to work on Saturday.

You can check out the play and Twitter's reaction below.

On the face of it this is a clunker of a game. These three playmakers shoulder the bulk of the Kansas City's workload. The road team has covered the spread in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams while the Titans have cashed in five of their last six trips to Kansas City. KC is just 1-3 SU in the playoffs under Andy Reid, the lone win coming in 2015 against a Texans team that didn't have anything resembling an National Football League quarterback. When you throw in DeMarco Murray's injury, I really think KC roll big. This has been Chiefs recipe for success all season long so why change now.

Smith drove a potential game-winning trip to Tennessee's 44 before his fourth-down heave sailed too high. This seems in the ballpark. Do you think either of these teams will go all the way?

With that said, however, there's still a game to be played, and a big one at that.