NFL Live Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs Stream NFL Football 2016 Online, Week 15 NFL Match will be kick off at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, United States, Sunday 18 December 2016 online, 01.00 pm (ET) and its broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and online free.
KICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. TV: CBS, Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl.
SERIES HISTORY: 49th regular-season meeting. Chiefs lead the series, 27-21. The Titans won the last meeting, 26-10 in Week 1 of the 2014 season. Chiefs won the prior two matchups.
A look at the statistics piled up in 13 games by the Kansas City Chiefs provides a capsule of the 2016 season. That look will leave many people scratching their heads and wondering how Andy Reid’s team has 10 wins, the top spot in the AFC West and the second-best record in the conference.
It doesn’t make numerical sense. But then, no matter how popular analytics are in professional sports and the NFL, digits do not define a team. Maybe it’s due to the odd shape of the ball itself, but in football there are a lot of funny bounces, and stats do not always explain the story.
The 2016 Chiefs are No. 24 in offense, averaging 332.5 yards per game. They are No. 27 in defense, at 374.1 yards per game. Those numbers leave K.C. in the bottom 25 percent of the league.
It was two seasons ago when the Titans rolled into Arrowhead Stadium and flew back to Nashville with a 26-10 victory. The way the Chiefs played that day was the script for Kansas City unhappiness. They ran for just 67 yards and gave up four sacks, and quarterback Alex Smith threw three interceptions. Any combination of those negatives would make it hard for the Chiefs to grab a playoff-clinching victory against the Titans.
Much like they did against Denver, the Titans’ plan of attack on offense will center around DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. The Titans chewed up the Broncos for 180 rushing yards and would like to do the same against the Chiefs to neutralize their potent pass rush.
The other part of that edict will be to avoid turning the ball over, as the Chiefs have 25 takeaways and the third-best turnover ratio in the NFL. Defensively, the Titans will probably see a little better rushing attack from the Chiefs than last week, but stopping the run and not giving up big plays through play action will be key.
If the Chiefs win out, they’ll take the AFC West and earn a first-round bye. The Titans have become one of the NFL’s surprise teams, as they are tied for the AFC South lead with three games left. The absence of Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson could play into Tennessee’s hands and lead to a big day for RB DeMarco Murray, but it’s hard to bet against Kansas City at home.
OUR PICK: Chiefs, 20-17.