Chiefs vs. Titans: Tennessee Players KC’s Defense Must Plan For


John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

At the start of the 2013 season, expectations were high in the Kansas City Chiefs camp and for good reason. A new head coach Andy Reid, and most importantly a new quarterback Alex Smith have changed the atmosphere and the result is a Chiefs team that is one of five unbeaten teams remaining, posting a 4-0 record.

This coming Sunday the Chiefs head to Nashville to take on the 3-1 Titans. The Titans are coming off a big win against the New York Jets in which they forced three turnovers and sack Geno Smith five times on the day.

As the Chiefs prepare to take on the Titans, there are some key offense players that they must account for in order to leave Nashville with the win on their way to 5-0.

1.Nate Washington – Wide Receiver

The ninth year veteran, fifth with Tennessee, is a threat through the air. Averaging 17.5 yards per reception, he is the biggest down field concern for the Chiefs; and is the Titans leading receiver on the year. With Jake Locker out with injuries, you can be sure that backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be looking for Washington down the field on Sunday.

2. Delanie Walker – Tight End

The former San Francisco tight end, has been good for the surging Titans, catching 12 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns through the first 4 games. Now while he is one here instead of another receiver is because of his unique skill set that has allows him to get open in the red zone. If the Chiefs hope to stop the Titans they need to be on the lookout Walker.

3. Chris Johnson – Running Back

This is probably the hardest to put on the list, simply because CJ2K has not been his usual self, which is exactly why he makes this list. Johnson has great breakaway speed, and the Titans through the off season and draft have beefed up their offensive line for that very reason. When Chris Johnson is on, he is a dynamic running back who leaves defenses in his dust. So while Johnson has not been putting up better numbers he still averages close to 70 yards per game, and is due for a breakout at any moment. The Chiefs will need to keep their eye on him, and with how well they have been playing it should not be an issue.

Honorable mentions:
Kendall Wright – WR Leads team in receptions
Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB 4-1 against the Chiefs

Sound off Addicts, who do you think the Chiefs need to be looking for this coming Sunday?