We have one of our first scorching hot takes for the AFC Championship Game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, and it comes from FS1’s Nick Wright.
The Tennessee Titans stand absolutely no chance against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday, according to FS1’s Nick Wright.
Wright said so on his show “First Things First” on FS1 (you can view the clip here).
"“The Kansas City Chiefs are going to annihilate the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs spotted Houston 24 points and went on a 51-7 run. A Tannehill-Mahomes QB matchup for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. Buy your tickets now, you’ll be watching the Chiefs.”"
I’m not surprised at this at all for a few reasons.
For starters, the Titans entered the playoffs as the No. 6 seed and have been underdogs for their entire road to the AFC Championship Game.
Secondly, Nick Wright is basically Skip Bayless Jr. He’s a TV talking head who will say just about anything to get attention, no matter how outlandish it is. And, from what I gather, he’s also a Chiefs fan.
And why is this statement outlandish?
One reason is that the Titans have already beaten the Chiefs this season. In Week 10, Tennessee went shot for shot with Kansas City and won, 35-32. In fact, that was the last loss the Chiefs suffered before reeling off seven straight wins to get to where they are today.
It’s also a ridiculous statement because people have been counting the Titans out since the playoffs started and that has not gone well for their last two opponents.
Not only has Tennessee made the playoffs after a 2-4 start, it has also beaten the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the Wild Card game, and the AFC’s No. 1 seed, the Baltimore Ravens, in the Divisional Round.
Oh, and both of those games were road victories in hostile environments.
When are people going to learn that the Titans are not a joke?
Clearly Nick Wright hasn’t learned that lesson yet, but maybe Patriots and Ravens fans can talk some sense into him before kickoff on Sunday. Or, he might just find out the hard way like the rest of Tennessee’s opponents in the playoffs.