Ravi Konjeti (Contributor)
The Titans are struggling again, and this time, at the worst possible time with the red hot Chiefs coming into town. The Titans are coming off one of their worst losses of the season against Kyle Allen and Christian McCaffrey. The Titans defense almost showed no ability to contain the Panthers playmakers. That poses trouble with the Chiefs returning star Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs house the most devastating collection of offensive talent in the NFL with Mahomes in the backfield. Tyreek Hill has been the same Pro Bowl receiver since his return while Travis Kelce is continuing his dominance at tight end.
The Titans are going into this game a man down with Malcolm Butler being placed on injured reserve this week. The key for the Titans is going to be two fold: bring pressure with four man rushes and dominate the game clock.
If the Titans can rely on the defensive front to rattle Mahomes, then the secondary has shown it still has the firepower to shut down opposing offenses. Likewise, Derrick Henry needs to get over 25 touches to keep the clock running while the Titans put together sustaining driving. The less touches the Titans can give Mahomes, the better.
In the end, I don’t see the Titans making major improvements from last week to take down an AFC elite team. If the Titans can keep this even a close game, it will feel like a victory.
Final score prediction: Chiefs 35, Titans 13