Titans vs. Chiefs: 3 keys to victory for Tennessee in Week 10
2. Slow down the high-powered Chiefs passing game
Even with Patrick Mahomes missing the past two games due to injury, the Chiefs still have maintained their passing game. They’ve averaged 300.7 yards per game through the air, second only to the Atlanta Falcons.
In Mahomes’ absence, Matt Moore has still done a remarkable job of keeping the Chiefs’ offense going, with him utilizing the likes of Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, and Sammy Watkins efficiently.
Whether it’s Mahomes or Moore who starts, the Titans’ defense has to at the very least slow down this offense. With the Titans’ injuries, this will not be an easy task.
Earlier this week, Malcolm Butler was placed on injured reserve due to a broken wrist he suffered against the Panthers. LeShaun Sims, who was targeted early and often against Tampa Bay in Week 8, will have to play remarkably better than he has when called upon this season.
Even beyond the secondary, Jayon Brown and Jurrell Casey may not play, so Wesley Woodyard and Isaiah Mack will likely be called upon as well.
Regardless of whether Mahomes or Moore get the start on Sunday, the Titans have a lot that they need to overcome in order to have a chance at slowing down the Chiefs offense.