A pair of 5-2 division leaders collide this week on Sunday Night Football, as the Tennessee Titans take a five-game winning streak into Kansas City to face the Chiefs. Kickoff at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (capacity 72,936) is scheduled for 7:20 PM CST on November 6.
Since 2014, the Titans have won five of their six meetings with the Chiefs, including a 2-1 mark since Mike Vrabel was hired as head coach in 2018. The only blemish during that time was the Titans’ last visit to Arrowhead Stadium, the 2019 AFC Championship in Kansas City (January 19, 2020), which the Chiefs won 35–24. Most recently, the Titans recorded a 27-3 win over the Chiefs at Nissan Stadium on October 24, 2021.
The contest will be televised nationally on NBC, including Nashville affiliate WSMV Channel 4. The broadcast team includes announcer Mike Tirico, analyst Cris Collinsworth and reporter Melissa Stark.
Nashville fans can live stream Titans games with the newly launched NFL+ subscription service, which offers access to all local and prime-time games on phones and tablets, live local and national audio for every NFL game and much more
The Titans Radio Network and Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone carry every Titans game across the Mid-South with “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells and anchor Rhett Bryan.
In addition, Westwood One Sports will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Broadcaster Ryan Radtke and analyst Ryan Harris have the call.
RUNNING GAME, POWER DEFENSE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN
The Titans traveled to Houston last week to face the AFC South rival Texans, but were forced to do so without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. For the first time since Tannehill took over as the starter during the 2019 season, he was inactive and missed a game.
With third-round rookie quarterback Malik Willis making his first career start, the Titans leaned heavily on the running game and Derrick Henry, who turned in one of the best performances of his seven-year career in a 17-10 win . He rushed for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns, giving him his sixth career 200-yard game to tie OJ Simpson and Adrian Peterson for the most in NFL history. The Titans’ team total of 314 rushing yards ranks second in team annals.
Henry also set the franchise’s career touchdown record. With his 75th touchdown (72 rushing and three receiving), he surpassed Eddie George’s previous best of 74 touchdowns.
On defense, the Titans gave up just 161 yards to the Texans, their sixth-best defensive performance during the team’s “Titans era” (since 1999) and their best since Sept. 19, 2010 against the Pittsburgh Steelers (127). The Texans rushed for 43 yards and scored 118 yards. The Titans defense also recorded its fourth straight game with three sacks, and cornerback Kristian Fulton contributed an interception.
The AFC West-leading Chiefs will have two weeks to prepare for the Titans after enjoying a bye last week. Before their open date, they won five of seven games, including most recently a 44-23 road win at the expense of the San Francisco 49ers.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid led the Chiefs to six straight AFC West championships and four straight postseason appearances in which they hosted the conference title game. Reid’s 257 wins (including the postseason) rank fifth in NFL history among head coaches.
Sixth-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL in passing yards (20,866) and touchdowns (171) since taking over as Kansas City’s full-time starter in 2018. He was named the 2018 NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP LIV after 2019. campaign. In 2022, he passed for 2,159 yards and 20 touchdowns in the NFL.