I wrote about my take on the Titans-Chiefs playoff game and I talked about it on 610 Sports earlier this week. Essentially, I believe the Chiefs defense will keep the Titans low scoring so the only way the Chiefs lose is if their offense goes in the tank (like the Steelers 18-16 home playoff loss last year).
An early indicator of how the Chiefs offense is going to do can usually be seen through Kareem Hunt. If Hunt is rolling early, I will ease my concerns and feel pretty confident about this game. Alex Smith and the Chiefs offense will play well if that happens.
If the Titans are going to keep this one close and have a shot to win, they’re going to stop Hunt.
Couple of Interesting notes ahead of Titans/Chiefs: #Titans went 6-0 this season when rushing for 100 or more yards as a team.— Mickey Ryan (@MickeyRyan1045) January 4, 2018
Kareem Hunt of the Chiefs was held under 100 yards in all six KC losses, averaging just 46 yards per game. He averaged 105 when they won.
It boils down to this: If Hunt has a good day, the Chiefs will win. If Hunt doesn’t have a good day, that will open the door for the Titans.
I think the Chiefs are talented enough and a better team than the Titans that even if Hunt is shut down the Chiefs should still win the game. I feel confident the defense will do their job. I hope the offense can.