It's Halftime: What's Happened so Far in Titans-Chiefs

Hope Soto
January 7, 2018

The over/under is set at 44.0, though it may be hard to hit that number, as the Titans offense has been atrocious at times this season.

Tennessee will be in Kansas City for the first game of the weekend, which gets underway at 4:35 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN. The two winners will advance to the divisional round, with the lowest-seeded team traveling to New England and the other heading to Pittsburgh.

Of course, they mantra "One game at a time" is very important here.

Heavy's Pick: Titans 19 Chiefs 34. Hunt had a bit of a downturn middle of the season - which make his total year stats more awesome - but has been back with force the past few weeks. If they can waltz out with a victory, it would be their first playoff victory since January 2004. Smith, combined with Hunt, Kelce, and Tyreek Hill, could be too much to overcome for a Titans defense that allowed over 350 passing yards to Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers two weeks ago. He spent all four of his seasons with the Chiefs since being selected by Kansas City in the third round of the 2014 draft. "Everything gets amped up and that won't be any different for this one".

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow, the team announced Wednesday. Simply put, Chiefs fans are starving for a home playoff win (and even more).

Check here for injury reports for all the postseason games.

Mularkey said that's indicative of Kansas City's complementary style in all three phases.

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Key stat: When Hunt is running well, the Chiefs tend to have success.

While the Chiefs' veteran roster has four playoff appearances in four seasons under Reid, this marks the first appearance for most of the Titans' players as well as the first for Mularkey in six seasons as a head coach. The Titans have stumbled their way into the playoffs, and the Chiefs are playing great football right now, as they have won four straight after falling to 6-6 early this season. Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana threw for 299 yards along with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

"I think it's easier said than done but I look at it as preparation", safety Kevin Byard said.

The Titans and Chiefs have some familiarity with one another.

The regular season is over and the money rounds are here. They can get to the passer.

Murray has averaged 10.1 FanDuel points on 14.9 touches a game. Buffalo was able to move the ball against its AFC East rival but was ineffective in the red zone, going 0-for-6 in trips inside the 20-yard line in those contests. If Henry has a point to prove, it could be a long and painful day for the Chiefs defense. McCoy amassed 102 yards from scrimmage in Week 13 and 147 in the rematch.

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