Two days left before the Tennessee Titans begin the Ryan Fitzpatrick era. On Oct. 6, the Titans will host the Kansas City Chiefs in a game that could have major implications on the AFC Wild Card race. The Chiefs are 4-0. The Titans are 3-1.
Losing a starting quarterback is a big deal. Is it as big of a deal when the player who replaces the starter is a nine-year veteran who spent the past 3.5 seasons as a starter himself? Not only does Fitzpatrick have starting experience but he has a history of success against the Chiefs: 4-1 record with an 8-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
The past is the past. Fitzpatrick will face a new-and-improved Chiefs team that’s under the leadership of former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Both teams rely on a top-tier defense with their speedy running backs. Casual fans will often mistake Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles as similar players. In reality, Charles is more of a complete running back who excels as a power runner and receiver. Johnson has a little bit more of a home-run mentality, although Charles has similar ability.
Let’s take a glance at seven keys to victory for the Titans. Who are 10 players that could have a significant impact on this contest?
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