3 Teams Tennessee Titans star Julio Jones will torch in 2021

Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans (2) Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports Images
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Charvarius Ward, Kansas City Chiefs
Charvarius Ward, Kansas City Chiefs (Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) /

team. 124. . . . Kansas City Chiefs. 2

The defending AFC Champs will, no doubt, provide some opportunities on offense.

Date: Sunday, October 24th at 12:00 PM CST

Let’s be honest. Whenever we discuss the Kansas City Chiefs, we rarely discuss defense. That is a fact no matter how we try to dress it up.

In keeping with that same theory, there’s this. Whenever we bring up the two-time defending AFC Champions (and the winners of Super Bowl LIV), we normally talk about Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and the rest of that vaunted Chiefs offensive attack, and then, if there’s any time left, we might drift off into a conversation about the other side of the ball.

There’s a reason for that. Successful arguments can be made for the fact that Andy Reid, many moons ago, decided that he’d play defense in one way. He’d build a super-elite offense and ride that to as much success as he could muster. Sure Kansas City has some stars on the defensive side of the ball, Tyrann Mathieu and Chris Jones for instance, but if there’s one area where they can be had, it’s through the air.

Look at it this way. The Chiefs relied heavily on an overrated Bashaud Breeland over the past two seasons as one of their starters. He’s gone but, at best, someone who should be a team’s third corner. He leaves a unit behind that features second-year man L’Jarius Sneed and Charvarius Ward.

They’re okay, but here’s one very truthful statement. Kansas City will, again, be giving up a lot of big plays. This after they gave up 25 points or more seven times during the season, including that 31-9 stinger in the most recent Super Bowl. Julio Jones and A.J. Brown should both have big games in this one, and just like the Cardinals game, this one is at home in the friendly confines of Nissan Stadium.