Chiefs collapse, Titans complete epic playoff comeback

Ross Houston
January 7, 2018

And while many players from both teams played in that game, things are definitely a little bit different this time around.

It was also a collapse that saw the Chiefs' hearts broken when an apparent game-winning defensive touchdown by linebacker Derrick Johnson in the final minutes was overturned when a replay review correctly showed that Titans running back Derrick Henry was down.

The second meeting was in 1994 in the divisional round of the playoffs when the Chiefs traveled to Houston to take on the Oilers.


He originally suffered the injury in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Rams, where he left the game and did not return.

The Titans are in the playoffs for the first time in 9 years. Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana threw for 299 yards along with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

While the Titans have lost their last three playoff games, two were decided by just a field goal, and they have not given up more than 17 points in their previous four postseason games.


Mularkey hopes the Titans remain loose and confident heading into Kansas City.

The Chiefs opened as seven-point favorites; the total was 46 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The Titans have had their own issues this season giving up more points than they've scored this season. Many began to wonder if Kansas City was a flash in the pan.

The Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games on the road against the Chiefs. That bodes well for the Chiefs, as Mariota has yet to prove he can play well under stress.


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