The stats say the Kansas City Chiefs hold the advantage over the Tennessee Titans nearly everywhere. Rushing offense to rush defense to turnovers...the Chiefs are looking good on paper.
The Titans are the 28th in yards on offense while the Chiefs are 10th. The Chiefs of course have the top ranked rushing offense and they'll be facing the 17th ranked rushing defense. The Chiefs passing offense is its statistical weakness ranking 30th at just 184 yards per game but they're going against the 26th ranked passing defense.
The Titans are the 13th ranked rushing offense (still over 50 yards per game behind KC) while the Chiefs are 13th in the league at stopping the run. The Titans passing offense is one notch better than the Chiefs ranking 29th in the NFL.
One huge advantage for the Chiefs is turnover ratio. The Chiefs are plus-10 while the Titans are minus-four. That's an important area this weekend.
With all that said, what really matters is points scored and points given up -- and Tennessee is competitive there. They score 23 points per game -- identical to the Chiefs -- and give up 20.1 points per game -- same as the Chiefs. So while the Chiefs have the advantage in most every stat, they're even with the Titans in the one that matters.
If the stats mean anything, we're expecting the Titans to go heavy on the run and somewhat careless with the ball. That fits in well to the Chiefs strengths.
Any other stat advantages you've seen?