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Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs Sunday Night Football Betting Preview
On Sunday Night Football this week, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium. Both teams are 5-2 so far this season, though the perception surrounding these teams has been very different through the first eight weeks of the season.
Kansas City enters this contest as a double-digit favorite, with the Titans looking to pull off a huge upset to get themselves to 6-2 on the year.
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The Tennessee Titans are 5-2 on the season and have won five straight games after starting the season with an 0-2 record. However, there have been some questions about the level of competition that the Titans have faced over the last five weeks.
They have gone 3-0 against AFC South opponents and have beaten the Washington Commanders and Las Vegas Raiders during that span.
Here, Tennessee is looking for its first win of the season against a team that currently has a winning record. In order to get that win, they need to overcome uncertainty at the quarterback position, as Ryan Tannehill is set to be a game-time decision.
If he is unable to play, the Titans would have to rely on Malik Willis for the second straight week after the rookie quarterback was completely ineffective in the team's win over the Texans last time out.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs had their bye week last week and come into this week's action with a 5-2 record. So far this season, the Chiefs have the third-best point differential in the NFL, posting a +51 and trailing only the Eagles and Bills in that department.
Here, the Chiefs will look to pick up another win as a heavy favorite while taking advantage of the porous defense of the Titans.
Tennessee this season ranks 23rd in the NFL in yards per pass attempt allowed, giving up seven yards per attempt. Patrick Mahomes and company are capable of explosive plays in bunches, which could mean great things against a Titans team that is prone to giving up explosive plays.
As long as the Chiefs do not come out of the locker room out of sync offensively, they will be expected to move the ball virtually at will.
Keys To The Game
The number one key to this game for the Titans will be Derrick Henry, who needs to have a big game to give the Titans a chance. Henry is coming off a 200-yard game against the Houston Texans last week.
In order to keep the ball away from Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense, Henry has to gain chunk yardage and keep the clock moving throughout this matchup.
On the Kansas City side, attention to detail on defense is going to be the key to this game. If Willis is the quarterback for the Titans again this week, his mobility could be a problem against a Titans offense that will be limited through the air.
The Chiefs will need to do a good job of containing and sticking to their assignments to avoid a potential upset.
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