Chiefs Fall Flat in Nashville

Chiefs Fall Flat in Nashville

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Chiefs Fall Flat in Nashville

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The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 27-3 on Sunday afternoon in Nashville. After this dismantling, the Chiefs find themselves 3-4 and in third place in the AFC West. Not only did the team fail to reach the end zone, Patrick Mahomes also was removed from the game because of an injury late in the third quarter. 

This game was all Tennessee from the opening kickoff. As if Derrick Henry isn’t enough for opposing defenses when he runs the ball, he opened the scoring by throwing a touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt to put the Titans up 7-0. A.J. Brown then caught a touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to put the Titans up 14-0 to close the first quarter. 

The second quarter was more of the same for the Titans against the Chiefs defense that has struggled all season long. Randy Bullock kicked a field goal to make 17-0 to open the second quarter scoring. Ryan Tannehill then followed this field with a two yard touchdown run to make the score 24-0. The final score of the day for the Titans came when Randy Bullock kicked a 51 yard field goal to make it 27-0.  

The only score of the second half was a Harrison Butker 42 yard field goal to make the game 27-3. 

While the Chiefs did keep the Titans off the scoreboard in the second half, this game was a miserable one for all of Chiefs Kingdom. Both sides of the ball struggled early and struggled often.  There’s simply not much else to say about this performance. It was ugly.  Contrary to the last few years, the Chiefs look like a below average football team. Now, with the Chargers and the Raiders both playing well, a shot at the AFC West title will be an extremely tough uphill battle. With both the offensive and defensive units struggling and Patrick Mahomes possibly on the mend after taking a huge hit in the fourth quarter, things look bleak for this Chiefs team moving forward.

Next week, the Chiefs host the Giants on Monday night with a chance to bounce back from this horrible loss. This team needs to come out and make a statement if they want to silence the ever-growing crowd of doubters.  

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