By Karen Christensen // @ksc47
Today’s playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs will be Mike Mularkey’s first playoff game as head coach. This AFC wildcard game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs (10-6) have three main weapons in the form of tight end Travis Kelce, running back Kareem Hunt and wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs also will have home field advantage and a veteran quarterback in Alex Smith, who will be well rested coming into this game. The Chiefs had rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in as their starter last week.
Coach Mularkey had this to say about playing at Arrowhead: “Tough place to play. Good football team. We played them there last year in another close game, so we’re not as familiar playing them this year.”
The Tennessee Titans did defeat the Chiefs last year 19-17 with kicker Ryan Succop hitting the winning field goal after the Chiefs had called a timeout and Succop had to kick again.
Nashville, Tennessee has been supporting this team in its playoff run. Playoff parties in Nashville and Kansas City have been organized. The Nashville Predators hockey team have been posting photos and videos on social media wearing Titans jerseys and encouraging the team.
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) January 6, 2018
The local newscasters have been betting against the Kansas City news stations and whatever city’s team loses, there is some BBQ that will be used as payoff. Nashville mayor Megan Berry has bet Kansas City’s mayor Sly James that the Titans will defeat the Chiefs, also opting for some BBQ as the payoff.
With a win in Missouri, the Titans would be getting much more respect and more of a buzz here in Tennessee and with NFL fans. Let’s get it buzzing, Titans!
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 6, 2018
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