Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Final: KC 35-24
Spread: KC -7
After trailing early the Chiefs took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back outscoring the Titans 28-14 over the rest of the game. The Chiefs were able to limit running back Derrick Henry to just 69 yards on 19 carries after Henry had rushed for 182 and 195 yards over the prior two games. The Chiefs head to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years with this victory.
Patrick Mahomes – This is an easy one as Mahomes threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns while also leading the team with 53 yards rushing and another score of his own. The rushing touchdown was a highlight reel play which saw him break multiple tackles on the 27-yard scamper.
Sammy Watkins – You are reading this correct. Sammy Watkins was a STUD in this one as he caught a team best seven passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Watkins has always had tremendous upside but injury and inconsistent play rarely made him more than a bit player, but this game was quite the exception.
Tyreek Hill – He didn’t have the gaudiest numbers but finding the end zone twice is great for the fantasy production. Hill caught five passes for 67 yards in this one with the aforementioned two touchdowns.
Damien Williams – Williams finished with 99 total yards and a touchdown against the Titans totaling 17 carries for 45 yards and a score while adding five catches for 44 yards.
Derrick Henry – As mentioned above, Henry was limited to just 69 yards and 3.6 yards per carry in this one after steamrolling over his prior two opponents. Game flow certainly wasn’t his friend in this one either as the Titans found themselves playing from behind for most of the game including the entire second half.
A.J. Brown – It’s probably unfair but the facts are that the Titans trailed most of this game and needed to throw and Brown could only manage three catches for 51 yards on six targets. The rookie was boom or bust for most of this season and while he certainly has some promise in year two, he did not come through in this game when the team could have used a playmaker.
Ryan Tannehill – I mean he did all that he could and it’s probably not fair to call him a dud but he was not able to bring his team back against the Chiefs as he completed 21-of-31 passes for just 209 yards and two scores. The Titans offense isn’t built to stretch the field and Tannehill has his own limitations to deal with.