Titans not looking beyond this week, with focus squarely on Chiefs

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Nashville finally “woke up” to the Titans. The Titans are the only team among the four remaining teams never to have won a Super Bowl, so they have their fans dreaming of a Lombardi Trophy.

But to even get back into the big game, the Titans will have to win the AFC Championship Game. So they are not dreaming of Miami, but instead focusing on Kansas City.

“We have to really remember what got us here, that is the main thing,” safety Kevin Byard said, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “Really, just understanding that even though we are so close [to the Super Bowl], we are still so far away. The reason that we are here now, being that we were 2-4 – everybody thought the sky was falling. But we kept telling each other: Hey, let’s just get to 1-0 this week and it’s been a formula that has been working for us. So why change now? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the mentality we have to take.”

The Chiefs haven’t lost since a Nov. 10 game at Nissan Stadium when the Titans beat them 35-32. Kansas City has won seven in a row.

The Titans know this game will prove even tougher than that game, which is why the Chiefs have the Titans’ full attention.

“You can’t get to somewhere without taking care of business first,” said linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who played for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. “You can’t walk outside of your house unless you open up the door. So this is the first step and the only step that we have to make sure we take care of, because this is the only game that really matters right now.”

17 responses to “Titans not looking beyond this week, with focus squarely on Chiefs

  1. Arrowhead will be tough plus the league wants the Chiefs in the SB so the Titans will be playing against the refs too.

  2. No Pats, Steelers, Ravens, or Broncos in the AFC Championship! Yay! Football fans across America have already won.

  3. Titan fans may be dreaming, but I’m worried the game will turn into a nightmare for them. I hope that is not the case and we all owe the Titans a debt of gratitude for beating the Patriots. It certainly will take all they have to get to the SB.

  4. The intangible factor here is that the Titans are battle tested and tough as nails; they have business being in this game otherwise – their talent is not all that great. But when you combine a team that has pulled itself out of the gutter with a take no prisoners coach, anything can happen. This game has all the hallmark of a blowout for KC, but I would not put it past the Titans to pull this out by controlling the time Mahommes can get the ball. The critical thing is for the Titans to force turnovers and to not give it up themselves.

    The one thing for sure is the Titan headcoach will have his team prepared. They let Lame run all over the place and to throw useless yards, but they didn’t let him in the endzone like he wants. If they can handle a running back who can throw 50 times, they will cut off the head of that snake with the Bills and lock down that rusher and force the Bills QB to beat them. He could. Maybe.

  5. ”Arrowhead will be tough plus the league wants the Chiefs in the SB so the Titans will be playing against the refs too.“
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    I dunno why I subject myself to the comments here everyday. Maybe it’s because I am a masochist – but it just reinforces the notion that I hate most people. I am not perfect, but I am at least smart enough to know that not everything is a Conspiracy. Figures this kind of comment would come from some overcompensating Pats fan as well

  6. lesepi says:
    January 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm
    The intangible factor here is that the Titans are battle tested and tough as nails; they have business being in this game otherwise – their talent is not all that great. But when you combine a team that has pulled itself out of the gutter with a take no prisoners coach, anything can happen. This game has all the hallmark of a blowout for KC, but I would not put it past the Titans to pull this out by controlling the time Mahommes can get the ball. The critical thing is for the Titans to force turnovers and to not give it up themselves.

    The one thing for sure is the Titan headcoach will have his team prepared. They let Lame run all over the place and to throw useless yards, but they didn’t let him in the endzone like he wants. If they can handle a running back who can throw 50 times, they will cut off the head of that snake with the Bills and lock down that rusher and force the Bills QB to beat them. He could. Maybe.

    lesepi says:
    January 14, 2020 at 4:31 pm
    correction – “no business being in this game…”
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    You somehow substituted the Bills for the Chiefs–twice…and THAT’S your correction? 😉

  7. Anybody who says Titans dont have a chance or talent or no business in this game is just dwelling on the Titans past. 1 game season is how they are playing this and this week is gonna be a great game and that’s a fact. TITAN UP

  8. Regardless of how it winds up, I couldn’t be more proud of my Titans. They didn’t give up when most fans had given up ON them. Amy, Jon, Mike, and the whole organization have done a great job of putting a competitive team together. No one, myself included, knew just how important that trade w/Miami would end up being. I’m hoping for a great game, with no injuries to anyone, this weekend.

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