Titans-Chiefs Game Notes


Tennessee continued their torrid start today with a 34-10 win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Great defense, better running and effective game management again proved to be the winning formula against a Chiefs team that hasn’t seen much go their way lately. 6-0, has a pretty nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

  • Chris Johnson and LenDale White combined for 317 yards on the ground. 317 yards on the ground. It didn’t look all that hard either. Kansas City got next to no pressure at the line of scrimmage, and little help from the secondary when they got that far (which happened often). The combined rushing total was impressive, but the parity of the numbers between the two was just as noticeable . Johnson (18 carries for 168 and a TD) and White (17-149, 3 TDs) both had feature back numbers that taken by themselves exceeded Kerry Collins yardage in the air (123 yards), and would have probably done the job without the other. Combined, the two headed monster averaged 9 yards a carry on a total of 35 rushes. The Chiefs D isn’t very good, but Tennessee’s rushing game is pretty impressive.
  • In successive drives (in a matter of three offensive plays from scrimmage), LenDale and CJ had rushing touchdowns of 80 and 66 yards, respectively. In the case of White, I didn’t really know the big man could even jog that far. Neither touchdown was needed (other than to get us closer to our pre-game prediction of 30-10), but both were “pretty cool.” Also, if you watch LenDale or “Twitch” on the sidelines after the other scores you get the impression that neither one of them really cares who gets the carries or the scores, as long as the job gets done. In this day and age that too, my friends, is pretty cool.
  • Speaking of pretty cool, how awesome was CJ’s TD celebration? We got such a kick out of that. Get down on them congos son!
  • Because of injuries, we were able to get a look at all three dressed Chiefs quarterbacks today. On our live blog we were also able to get some impressions of each from some die-hard Chiefs fans. Neither the signal callers, or the opinions of them were all that good. That’s a shame too considering that they’ve got a legitimately good young wideout in Dwayne Bowe, and a future hall of famer in Tony Gonzalez. Both had pretty good games. I think it’s reasonable to surmise that if they had a better QB, and Larry Johnson doing close to what they’re paying him for, they could have a respectible offense.
  • David Price is the man. While Price and the Rays don’t really have anything to do with the Titans, the Rays knocked off the World Champ Red Sox with rookie (and Vandy alum) David Price throwing the last 1 1/3 innings to seal the deal. Price inherited loaded bases, with 2 down in the 8th, striking out game 5 hero JD Drew to get out of the jam. He finished the 9th with two more K’s to get his first career save for the incredibly improbable Tampa Bay club. Mark our words, David Price is a name you will hear much more of in the coming years.

Enjoy it, Titans fans. Next Monday we’ve got a Colts game against a team that has to be steaming from today’s embarrassment. Let’s pad that division lead.