National Football League playoff picks: Chiefs are near-unanimous choice over Titans

Titans to take on Chiefs in playoffs on WATE 6 On Your Side

The Chiefs can go back to their regular rotation against the Titans, with Kareem Hunt getting most of the work and West playing on third downs and other select situations and even Spiller perhaps getting some work.

Last time they met: The Titans came back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to upset Kansas City on the road in December 2016.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow, the team announced Wednesday. During a meaningless season finale at Denver, the Chiefs lost kick returners Akeem Hunt (broken tibia) and De'Anthony Thomas (fractured ankle), meaning they must use an unproven player or risk a kicking-game injury to game-breaking receiver Tyreek Hill, something coach Andy Reid has been loath to do.

"I couldn't do it myself", Fournette said.

But the Chiefs tapped into their considerable home-field advantage for one-sided wins over the Raiders and Chargers in Weeks 14 and 15, respectively, and then rode that upswing to a season-ending four-game winning streak.




The Titans won, barely.

Derrick Henry will be the featured back for the second consecutive week. It'll be interesting to see how he approaches calling this game, since he has done nothing to dispute his colleague's claim that it'll be his last as an ESPN color commentator.

Prediction: These teams are going in opposite directions.

Hopefully the Titans aren't as good as advertised against the run, but if they are, be prepared for Alex Smith to have to takeover and put the game on his shoulders.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United v Derby County
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:23
Rashford's finishing let the hosts' approach play down, though, when the striker skied over the bar after being played through. Manchester United were sitting back under slight pressure and launched the ball up to Lukaku, who took it down superbly.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Monster Hunter World has one last playable beta on the way
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:20
Capcom's livestream lasted about an hour and detailed what the community should expect before, during and after launch week. PS4 people, you'll be able to sample the delights of fighting Worlds beastie Nergigante from 18th January until the 22nd.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fire Risk: Some HP Laptops Need Battery Replacements
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:01
HP has announced a recall on batteries in select notebook and mobile workstations sold in recent years. If you have an HP laptop, you'll want to see if you're impacted by a new voluntary recall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sears to Close An Additional 100+ Stores
Jan 06, 2018 - 01:58
No stores in the Northern San Joaquin Valley or Tuolumne County are on the latest closure lists for Sears and Kmart. Sears Holdings Corp.is closing more than 100 stores around the country, including the Sears in Rapid City.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:47
These attacks, under the guise of preserving a supposedly sacrosanct version of "net neutrality", ignore two inconvenient truths. Pai, a Republican, had said that rolling back the rules was one of his top priorities after he assumed office past year .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E. coli outbreak in US, Canada may be linked to romaine lettuce
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:43
Five people in the US have been hospitalized and one has died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Canadian health authorities have identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in Canada, Consumer Reports said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's Everything Khloe Kardashian Was Asked About Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy!
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:42
The mama-to-be told Ellen DeGeneres how her boyfriend and baby daddy Tristan has been "super supportive" of her throughout her pregnancy .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MPs call for 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:39
However, due to their plastic lining, customers who put them in the recyclable waste effectively contaminate it. Starbucks said it will also make an effort to ensure people who drink in its shops have a china cup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'PUBG' gets more competition as 'Paladins' adds battle royale game mode
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:33
The Paladins spin on the mode will come, of course, in the variety of abilities employed by their roster of champions. The latest addition to the growing list of such games is Paladins , the class-based FPS by Hi-Rez Studios.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Indian Man arrested for sexual abuse on 22-year old woman passenger
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:26
His wife told officials a similar version and said that they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats. Stephen Schuler, a spokesman for Spirit, said that it was cooperating with law enforcement on the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cleveland Cavaliers reveal return date for Isaiah Thomas Video
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:37
He made watching Celtics basketball appointment television, morphing into "The King Of The Fourth" with his late-game scoring. Thomas averaged 28.9 points, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds as the Celtics went 53-29 past year .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Briefs for December 31: Raiders fishing for Gruden
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:34
Del Rio then had an awkward and emotional post game press conference with the media where he addressed his dismissal. Del Rio finished his three-year tenure in Oakland with a 25-23 record and one playoff appearance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mega Millions, Powerball kick off new year with jackpots totaling $783M
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:32
Friday night's Mega Millions numbers are: 4-10-18-28-62, Mega Ball: 7, Megaplier: 2The next drawing is Tuesday night. Mega Millions' next drawing is scheduled for Tuesday evening, and Powerball's for Wednesday evening .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fire rips through Bronx building, injuring at least 16, including children
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:11
The blaze began at about 5:30 a.m.at 1547 Commonwealth Ave.in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx. More than a dozen people were hurt in an early morning seven-alarm fire in the Bronx.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Biggest supermoon of 2018 to shine over Taiwan tonight
Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51
But the celestial anomaly is set to be even brighter tonight, and comes after December's dazzling supermoon. The best viewing will be from a tall structure because the moon will be so low on the horizon.