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Titans vs Chiefs Picks: 11 of 12 ESPN Analysts Favor Kansas City to Win

No Jake Locker? It’s back to seeing ESPN analysts in near-unanimous agreement that the Tennessee Titans will lose their upcoming matchup.

Eleven of 12 ESPN analysts picked the Kansas City Chiefs to defeat the Titans during Week 5 of the 2013-14 NFL season. The only analyst who picked the Titans: Adam Schefter. Judging from his 36-27 overall pick’em record, his favorable opinion doesn’t help raise confidence. Mike Ditka skipped this week. The ESPN pick’em community favors Kansas City.

As of Oct. 3, the Titans are a three-point underdog to the visiting Chiefs. The Chiefs are undefeated with a 4-0 record. The Titans are 3-1. Their only loss came in overtime against the Houston Texans. The Titans’ victories have come against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-4), San Diego Chargers (2-2) and New York Jets (2-2).

Those ESPN analysts aren’t swayed from Ryan Fitzpatrick’s past success against Kansas City. For his career against the Chiefs, Fitzpatrick has a 4-1 record with an 8-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Fitzpatrick will replace Locker, who will miss at least the next three games with a sprained hip.

There is hope: Keyshawn Johnson picked the Chiefs. Last week, Johnson was the only expert who picked the Jets. CBS Sports senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco picked the Titans. Furthermore, four of five Titan Sized staff members sided with Tennessee. What a bunch of homers, eh?

What do our readers think? Are the Titans not getting enough credit? Will their defense carry them to victory? Discuss in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.

SOURCE: ESPN. Pete Prisco.

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  • P. Loew

    Munchak says it’s important that the Titans not get behind, ostensibly giving the KC defense a big leg up to rampage our O-Line and get to Fitzpatrick. I think patience is even more important, i.e. stick with the run game even if we get behind. The O-Line has to get it together, especially Turner; they’ve got to hold the fort and open up lanes for CJ and Battle. All that and defense, defense, D.E.F.E.N.S.E.

  • PunjabiPete

    I think it will be a great game, and while I hope the Chiefs win, I think if we could see a fairly closely fought game that would be more exciting than a blowout on either side. The feeling in Kansas City is that this is going to be our biggest test yet; I’m just excited to see what happens, either way. Go Chiefs!

    My prediction (Yes, I AM a HOMER): Chiefs, 21-17… I think we get on it on defense, and they score a TD.