Titans to have largest percentage of road fans of any 2020 playoff game

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Tennessee Titans fans are expected to show up in full force for the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Winning at Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs will be a tough task for the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Not only are the Chiefs a damn good team, but their fans make serious noise, which only adds to the difficulty road teams have winning there.

Thankfully for the Titans, their fans are expected to travel and will be out in large numbers for the upcoming game against Kansas City.

According to Erik Bacharach of the Tennesseean, who cites Vivid Seats’ numbers, Tennessee’s fans are expected to make up 25 percent of the crowd attending the game, the largest percentage of road fans of any playoff game this postseason.

For a team like the Titans, who aren’t exactly known for gaudy attendance numbers at home games, this is somewhat surprising.

On one hand, too many times this season games at Nissan Stadium felt like road games. The best example of this was during the Week 5 loss to the Buffalo Bills when it sounded like the Titans were the away team as Bills Mafia invaded Nashville.

On the other hand, it isn’t that surprising because the Titans are now a hot ticket. The more they win in the playoffs and do great things, the more people are going to come out of the woodwork to see and support them.

And, should Tennessee eventually reach and win the Super Bowl, such a scenario will no doubt help create an entirely new generation of fans — if it hasn’t happened already — and that is something this franchise desperately needs for the future.

No matter what happens on Sunday, there are no more excuses for those fans who would rather sell their ticket than go to a game. The Titans are a serious contender and certainly worth the price of admission — and that should boost attendance numbers in 2020.