Titans vs Chiefs Live Stream Online,The Titans reversed a three-game December skid on Sunday by beating the Ravensto make the playoffs on the final day of the regular season. The Chiefs, who endured a midseason slump of their own, entered Week 17 with the No. 4 seed locked up, so they used the opportunity to rest key players and get a look at 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes, who led Kansas City to a win in Denver.
Who: Titans vs. Chiefs
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
When: Saturday, Jan. 6, 4:35 p.m. ET
Bills fans, rejoice! Buffalo is playing post-season football at last. But in order to stay in the game, the Bills are going need to find a way to solve the Jaguars’ two-sided attack and expose Blake Bortles under pressure.
The same game plan should be in place for the Chiefs when they face the Titans.
Here are a few themes to watch for during what should be an exciting pair of wild-card games in the AFC.
This wasn’t the prettiest season for the Titans, and a big reason for that has been the uneven play of Marcus Mariota. The third-year quarterback struggled, throwing more interceptions (15) than touchdown passes (13) while registering a career-low 79.3 passer rating.
The Chiefs’ strong secondary, led by cornerback Marcus Peters, should be licking its chops at the prospect of Mariota throwing the ball.
Wild Card Weekend opens with a strange, unexpected matchup. If things had broken the way many expected with four weeks to go, Kansas City wouldn’t be division champions, hosting a playoff game for the second straight season. With three consecutive losses at one point in December, few expected the Titans to snag the top wild-card spot, not to mention even make the postseason.
Kansas City hasn’t won consecutive AFC West titles since, well, ever. With Reid and Alex Smith under center, the Chiefs have made the playoffs four times in five seasons, but have won just one game, a drubbing of Brian Hoyer’s fraudulent Texans in 2016. Their three losses have all come at the hands of top-tier QBs (Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger), calling into question whether K.C. can win a Super Bowl, or hell, make an AFC title game with Smith at the helm.
This year could be Kansas City’s best chance: Smith put up career-high numbers; Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hillhave replaced Jamaal Charles and Jeremy Maclin from years past, and then some; and Travis Kelce is the league’s best tight end west of Plymouth Bay. An aging, injury-riddled defense and the presence of young gunslinger Patrick Mahomes, though, are signals that time is running out for the current nucleus to chase glory, that this might be the last march.
Rejuvenated by an influx of young talent (Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry, Adoree’ Jackson), Tennessee is back in the postseason for the first time since 2008. But if not for a Week 17 win over the Jaguars, Tennessee would have fallen out of the race. Mike Mularkey’s exotic smashmouth offense has struggled to replicate their 2016 production. Mariota is less explosive — the same goes for gimpy DeMarco Murray — and his reworked receiving corps hasn’t picked him up. But Tennessee is buoyed by an advantageous and improving defense, led by interception king Kevin Byard. Living on the fringes of relevance for so long, the Titans will be back on the main stage Saturday where, thanks to their late-season slide, no one expects much of them. What’s new?