The Tennessee Titans have fought their way from the Wild Card round to the AFC Championship Game. With three other playoff teams left, here’s why the Titans could beat each of them.
After winning two games in the first six weeks, the Tennessee Titans are now just two wins away from claiming their first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
The road to the AFC Championship Game was defined by the slimmest margin for error. In order to even make the playoffs as a Wild Card, the Titans needed to win seven of their final 10 games, including wins over playoff teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans.
Making the playoffs as a 9-7 team, the sixth-seeded Titans were given a difficult path to the conference championship and not much outside belief. But after dethroning a dynasty in the New England Patriots and knocking the NFL’s best regular-season team in the Baltimore Ravens off their perch, Tennessee has proven that they can beat anybody.
In Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, the Titans will look to prove themselves once again, this time as the best team in the AFC. Listed as an early 7.5-point underdog, Tennessee isn’t getting much of a chance to beat the Chiefs to win their third straight road playoff game, along with the conference.
With how they’ve been playing, however, there should be reason to believe the Titans can beat Kansas City. In fact, with how well they’ve played in the playoffs and through the back half of the regular season, Titans fans should be optimistic about their chances of beating any of the remaining three playoff teams.
Tennessee will come into the next round of the playoffs with the momentum, personnel, and scheme advantages needed to beat the Chiefs, and either the San Francisco 49ers or Green Bay Packers should the Titans advance to the Super Bowl.
The Titans will face a tough road ahead, but this is a team that can beat anyone, and that starts with the Chiefs on Sunday.