TENNESSEE TITANS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - AFC TITLE GAME
LINE: KANSAS CITY -7
DTM PICK: KANSAS CITY -7 (Buy down to 6.5)
What fun this should be with two teams that both have had incredible stories to tell this year!
The Titans have come out of nowhere since they made the switch at QB from former Heisman winner Marcus Mariota midseason to Ryan Tannehill. Since that switch, Tannehill has been on one of the great QB runs in NFL history.
The Chiefs have the transcendent Patrick Mahomes and one of the greatest coaches in NFL history to have never won a Super Bowl in Andy Reid.
The Titans have won two straight road playoff games behind the absurd running of Derrick Henry, who is the biggest reason they are in this spot. He has been responsible for 68% of their yards from scrimmage this season, which is on pace to be a new NFL record.
Already taking down the #1 and #3 seed, this is a Titans team that is as confident as any of the four left and has a coach in Mike Vrabel that is fast showing he will be one to be reckoned with for a long time.
The problem for the upstart Titans is that Kansas City is simply at another level when they are playing their game. They had their scare last week going down 24-0 to Houston, but then had one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. And did it in LESS THAN A QUARTER, and ended up winning 51-31.
They will not be caught with their pants down again at home and just simply have too much firepower for a Titans team that likes to control the pace of the game.
Tennessee will have their moments and Henry will get his yards, but Mahomes and company will take the lead early and never relinquished it. The big difference in this one will be the Chiefs front seven, which has truly emerged over the past six weeks and will make life hell for Tannehill.
2020 AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE:
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 34 - TENNESSEE TITANS 17
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