The Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans in the 2014 NFL season opener on Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time). The Chiefs will kick off their 2014 campaign after a surprise 11-win season in 2013 that saw them in the Wild Card round of the playoffs (we'll just ignore what happened in that game).
The Chiefs are the favorites according to the oddsmakers and with a raucous Arrowhead crowd behind them there is confidence that the Chiefs should win this game. The Chiefs need to win games like their on their schedule if they're going to survive a schedule that includes all four teams in the AFC and NFC Championship games last year (San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos).
There were will be a number of former Chiefs returning to Arrowhead, including RB Dexter McCluster, who left the team in free agency last March, and K Ryan Succop, who was cut by the Chiefs last week and signed with the Titans a few days later. Also on the Titans is former Chiefs players RB Jackie Battle, DL Ropati Pitoitua and DB Bernard Pollard.
The last time these two teams played came last season when the Chiefs beat the Titans 26-17. That game came the week after QB Jake Locker had gotten hurt so Ryan Fitzpatrick was the quarterback. Chiefs fans remember that string of backup QBs from last season.
Let's get down to the nuts and bolts for the Titans-Chiefs game Sunday at Arrowhead. (All times Arrowhead Time ... or Central time).
Game time: Sunday, September 7, 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV channel: KCTV-5 (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required) | NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA. Post-game streaming: NFL Rewind. Sunday games are available after the Sunday Night Football telecast.
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Injury report: RB De'Anthony Thomas is doubtful for the game after a midweek hamstring injury popped up. CB Marcus Cooper is questionable. Find the full injury report here.
Prediction: Chiefs win, 19-10. More Chiefs predictions.
Matchup history: Chiefs lead 29-20 all-time. Chiefs lead 17-8 at Arrowhead.
Fun fact: The Chiefs last playoff win came over the Houston Oilers.
Enemy blog: Music City Miracles
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Week 1: Tennessee Titans (Sept. 7, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 2: at Denver Broncos (Sept. 14, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 3: at Miami Dolphins (Sept. 21, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 4: New England Patriots (Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., ESPN) - MNF
Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 5, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 6: ByeWeek 7: at San Diego Chargers (Oct. 19, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 8: St. Louis Rams (Oct. 27, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 9: New York Jets (Nov. 2, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 10: at Buffalo Bills (Nov. 9, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 16, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders (Nov. 20, 7:25 p.m., NFLN) - TNF
Week 13: Denver Broncos (Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., NBC) - SNF
Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 7, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 15: Oakland Raiders (Dec. 14, 12 p.m, CBS)
Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Dec. 21, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 17: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 28, 12 p.m., CBS)
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