We take a deeper look into the Tennessee Titans match up and how the Kansas City Chiefs fare against their Wild Card round foe.
There were several roster moves the Kansas City Chiefs had to make on Tuesday. They placed De’Anthony Thomas and Akeem Hunt on IR ending both of their seasons. They also activated Marcus Kemp from the practice squad and brought back a familiar face in C.J. Spiller. Kemp is a guy that probably doesn’t get any looks on offense, but he could really make a name for himself as a gunner on Saturday.
The Chiefs also had multiple players miss practice that will need to be watched throughout the week. Charcandrick West returned from his illness which is a good sign for his availability and Eric Fisher and Cameron Erving are listed as full participants as well. Howver, Albert Wilson missed practice with a slight hamstring strain. Also, Rakeem Nunez-Roches missed practice with an ankle injury. Phillip Gaines missed practice with an elbow injury and Jarvis Jenkins didn’t practice with a knee injury. Tamba Hali was limited in practice with his knee issues. The only player of note for the Titans is DeMarco Murray, who did not practice on Tuesday with an MCL tear.
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This match up really favors the Chiefs on both sides of the ball. Although K.C. has struggled against the run the Titans don’t have a dual threat as their passing game has not been good this year. Their weapons in the air consist of tight end Delanie Walker and a couple of average wide receivers. Offensively for the Chiefs the Titans defense is good against the run. However, they struggle covering the RB out of the backfield which should bode well for K.C.. They have an average pass defense but should struggle containing Hill and Kelce.