The 5-0 Titans traveled to Arrowhead Stadium to defend their undefeated streak against the struggling Chiefs (1-4). The Kansas City Chiefs were clearly the underdog as their best player Larry Johnson was suspended for this game by the team. Also, the Chiefs have one of the worst defenses in the league, so the Titans are considered the favorite to win this game.
Before the game began, Titans Coach Jeff Fisher put a mousetrap with cheese on it, in front of each player?s locker. This was done as a lesson to the Titans to not let this game be one that comes in and snaps at them unexpectedly. Many teams this season have gone into a game this season as the clear favorite, but ended up losing in an upset because they were not focused.
The game started with the Titans defense stopping the Chiefs on the first set of downs. The Titans sent the message that the Chiefs were in for a long day against the NFL?s best defensive team by going 3 and out.
The Titans first offensive drive was similar to many of their first drives in previous games. The Titans offense has driven down the field and put points on the board on their first drive in almost every game so far this season. This game?s first drive ended with 3 points on a field goal by Rob Bironas.
The game continued just as the analysts predicted it.. The Titans defense stopped the Chiefs from scoring for the first 3 quarters of the game. By the fourth quarter, the Titans had run all over the Chief?s defense as the game remained one-sided throughout the entire matchup. The only points that the Chiefs scored on the Titans defense was a field goal and a touchdown in the final quarter, which were easily achieved by the Chiefs as the Titans lead allowed them to play safe coverage and not give up any big plays.
The game ended 34-10 as the Titans extended their win streak to 6-0. The games only highlights were of the Titans multiple rushing TDs. Lendale White had 17 runs for 149 yards with 3 TDs. Rookie Running Back Chris Johnson didn?t let White have all the attention as he had 18 carries for 168 yards and 1 TD.
The Titans look forward to their biggest game of the season next week as they host the Indianapolis Colts. The game should be receiving a lot of attention as the teams are rivals in the same division of the AFC South. It will be featured as the Monday Night Football game, and it will definitely be one of the best games of week 8.