One NBC Sports writer had a bizarre write-up in his prediction for the AFC Championship Game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs.
With the AFC Championship Game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs just days away, writers are making their predictions for what will happen in the contest that will decide the AFC representative in Super Bowl LIV.
We’ve already heard from a guy like FS1’s Nick Wright, who believes the Chiefs will “annihilate” the Titans on Sunday, and just when you think that outlandish claim can’t be beat, someone goes ahead and does it.
NBC Sports writer Josh Schrock had this to say about the upcoming Chiefs-Titans matchup when making his predictions for this weekend’s games.
"Either the Chiefs are going to string Ryan Tannehill up by his jockstrap and roll to a blowout win, or this game is close and it’s up to a Chiefs defense that might not have defensive tackle Chris Jones to do something the New England Patriots and Ravens failed to do — tackle Henry in the cold with the game on the line.For the sake of television ratings, Vrabel’s anatomy and my own sanity, I’ll take the former."
Not only does Schrock think the Chiefs will figuratively “string Ryan Tannehill up by his jockstrap” en route to a victory, he also believes the Titans quarterback “finally folds like a cheap chair” and the Chiefs cruise to a 42-17 win.
Now, the gripe here isn’t about a prediction being made that the Chiefs will win, because obviously anyone making picks for this game can go either way with logic and reason.
Where the logic and reason evaporates with Schrock is with his notion that the Titans are going to get blown out without putting up a fight, and the bizarre way in which he writes it.
Not only did the Titans beat the Chiefs earlier in the season (Week 10, 35-32), they also dominated a Baltimore Ravens team that was supposed to easily win on their way to the AFC Championship Game.
The lack of respect given to the Titans — and in particular Tannehill — makes no sense, and takes like this only give Tennessee more bulletin board material and extra motivation to go out and pull off another upset on Sunday.
Keep ’em coming, because as the Titans have shown in these playoffs, betting against them is a terrible idea and the more they fly under the radar so to speak, the better.