The Tennessee Titans beat the Kansas City Chiefs 26-10 on Sunday and they did it by running 22 more offensive plays than the Chiefs did. The Titans ran 79 plays while the Chiefs ran just 57 plays. That's how you lose games.
Another way to lose games is to give one of your few offensive weapons just 18 snaps. Travis Kelce caught 3 balls for 49 yards on just 18 snaps. Compare that to 52 snaps for Anthony Fasano. He is obviously a weapon and the Chiefs were missing Dwayne Bowe, There was no better time to use Kelce more.
The leading receivers were Donnie Avery and Frankie Hammond, who played 55 and 54 snaps respectively. Junior Hemingway as the third receiver with 33 snaps. This changes next week when Dwayne Bowe is thrown back into the mix.
New Chief Mike McGlynn started at guard while Jeff Allen started at right tackle. Allen, however, came out midway through the game with an injury. He was replaced at right tackle by Ryan Harris. Remember, Allen was the starting left guard for the last two seasons but the Chiefs switched him to right tackle with Donald Stephenson's suspension.
Jamaal Charles had a lot of snaps (54) but just 11 touches. Ugh.
Defensively, the Chiefs played a ton of snaps and Dontari Poe missed just one of them. One odd part of this is that Vance Walker, who signed a multi-year contract in the offeseason, played just one snap. We all thought Walker would come in as a potential starter. Instead he feels like he is barely part of the defense. Is this a scheme thing or performance-related?
Derrick Johnson played 30 snaps before rupturing his Achilles; Mike DeVito played 26 snaps before rupturing his. DJ was a full-time player and replaced by James Michael-Johnson. DeVito came out on passing downs and was replaced by Jaye Howard.
In the subpackages, nickelback (not the band) Chris Owens played 50 snaps. Daniel Sorsensen showed he is the third safety with 18 snaps.
Rookie Dee Ford played three snaps while rookie Phillip Gaines played just one snap.