Blitz Package podcast: Looking at another Chiefs meltdown

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 6: Outside linebacker Justin Houston
KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 6: Outside linebacker Justin Houston /

The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Tennessee Titans for a wild-card matchup on Saturday afternoon and blew it in Chiefs fashion.

Late on Saturday, just about every football fan was thinking that the Kansas City Chiefs would finally handle their business by winning their first home playoff game since 1994.

The Chiefs went into halftime against the visiting Tennessee Titans firing on all cylinders with a 21-3 lead. The game looked like many thought it would, combining the fire the Chiefs had been playing with over the last month with how lackluster the Titans had looked.

When halftime ended, however, somehow the Titans and Chiefs had traded momentum as Tennessee came out looking like a whole new team.

Tennessee eventually took control of the game by scoring 19 unanswered points and shutting out the Chiefs offense. It morphed into the typical Chiefs game that we are all used to. Kansas City came out with their impressive scripted plays over the first few drives to take an early lead only to fall apart and look asleep in the second half.

Fans took to social media with their frustrations following the game. The biggest narrative was that defensive coordinator Bob Sutton needed to be relieved of his job after the struggles the defense has had this season. The defense allowed more than 20 points at home for the first time since week 6 of the 2016 season.

There’s plenty of reasons to be upset with Sutton and his defense these last couple of years but there’s just as many reasons to be upset with head coach Andy Reid’s offense. The defense has carried the Chiefs with turnovers and scores of their own the last couple years while the offense looked mediocre at best. Either way, changes need to be made to both sides of the ball if the Chiefs plan on making it past the first round of the playoffs.

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