After a thrilling victory at home last week on Monday Night Football against the AFC juggernaut Buffalo Bills, the Titans hosted the Chiefs and beat them by 24 points. With Patrick Mahomes coming into town, the Titans looked to conjure up a game plan to contain the talented quarterback and succeeded. Tennessee held Mahomes to only 200 yards passing and no passing touchdowns, both the first time Mahomes has ever recorded those statistics.
The story of the game was the stellar performance of Tennessee's defense against the high-powered offense of Kansas City. The Chiefs came into this game averaging 30.8 points per game but were reduced to only three as the Titans rushing defense proved too menacing.
The Titan's defense intercepted Patrick Mahomes and recovered two fumbles as they were able to shut down the rushing attack from Kansas City and sacked Mahomes four times. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a field day with wide receiver AJ Brown, who connected with his quarterback for a game-high 133 receiving yards. All-Pro running back Derrick Henry had a subpar performance compared to his usual standards as he carried the ball 29 times for only 86 yards rushing, his first time not rushing for over 100 yards since week one.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has not looked like his usual self as he has now thrown 16 interceptions in his last 16 games, turned the ball over twice against the Titans, and now leads the NFL in total interceptions with nine. Mahomes left the game in the fourth quarter after taking a shot to the head, leaving him wobbly and slow to get up. After clearing concussion protocol, Mahomes is expected to resume practice.
After a shocking loss on the road to the Jets three weeks ago, the Titans have cruised to a three-game winning streak. The Titans were victorious against the Bills and the Chiefs during this streak, two teams who both played in the AFC championship last season. The Titans now sit atop the AFC South with a comfortable 5-2 record and will go on the road to play division rival Indianapolis on Halloween. Kickoff will take place at noon.